Shannon McCord is the Associate Chief of the Wound Care Clinic and Director of Patient Care Services at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. She has more than 25 years of pediatric nursing experience and is approaching her 20th year at Texas Children’s Hospital. A board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, her experience encompasses both hospital and private practice settings. She has served as Assistant Director of Wound, Ostomy and Continence, and most recently, she served as the Assistant Director for Women’s Services, overseeing clinical operations for the Baylor obstetrics and gynecology clinics.
McCord received a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maternal Child Nursing from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas and a post-graduate degree in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She has participated in several other educational programs including the wound, ostomy, continence nurse education program at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business medical and healthcare management program, as well as the nursing research scholars and the evidence based practice and research programs at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Among her professional honors, McCord has received recognition for “Outstanding Performance in Nursing” from the Texas Nurses Association. A frequent speaker and author, she has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on various pediatric nursing topics.