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Winnie Wanjiru Leah Njuguna, APN (NP), MSN, RN

Winnie Wanjiru Leah Njuguna, APN (NP), MSN, RN

  • Program Coordinator, Global Nursing


Winnie Wanjiru Leah Njuguna is a program coordinator for the Global Nursing Program in the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine. Born and raised in Kenya, she joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in January 2023.

Winnie is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in child nursing, pediatric hematology-oncology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her experience in nursing spans more than 20 years and includes various nursing and leadership roles. The bulk of her extensive experience was in the vibrant and busy Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Winnie was a certified instructor for resuscitation courses such as Emergency Assessment and Treatment plus Admission Care (ETAT+), Pediatric Immediate Life Support (PILs), Newborn Life Support, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). Her other roles included pediatric hematology-oncology, quality and patient safety, general pediatrics, trauma and emergency.

Her passion for improving clinical outcomes for children and adolescents with blood and blood disorders in low- or middle-income countries through nursing education, research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement motivated Winnie to join St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Aside from work, Winnie loves traveling to new places, watching movies, music, indoor games and discovering new restaurants.