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Tania Diaz, MSN, APRN

Camp Clinical Coordinator

I was born and raised in Miami, FL. I graduated from St. Brendan High school, and always knew I wanted to major in something in the medical field. Thanks to the example my mother offered me, I followed in her footsteps and went to nursing school. I graduated with honors from Barry University with my Bachelors in Science of Nursing in 2006. I worked as a nurse in the pediatric ICU at Baptist for 8 years until 2014.

I was first introduced to VACC Camp during graduate school, when I volunteered as a nurse volunteer in 2015. It was an eye opening, rewarding experience that I surely would never forget. I was lucky enough to have met Dr. Moises Simpser during that week. He was a remarkable human being that had a deep love for what he did. In the short time I knew him, he left a lasting impact on me by the way he interacted and cared for the campers. During this same time my husband, of 8 years at the time, was diagnosed with a chronic form of leukemia.

Thankfully, he was found to be in remission on June 29, 2015 and I graduated with my Masters in Nursing in August, 2015. After my husband recovered, we decided we needed a change in lifestyle and slower pace of life, so we decided to move our family of four to Cary, North Carolina. During that time, I worked as an RN in the NICU for 2 ½ years at WakeMed Hospital. Although life was nice and pleasant in NC, we missed our family dearly.

As it turns out, life brought me, my husband and now three children (Mario, Carolina and baby Nico) back to Miami, FL when I was offered the position of Nurse Practitioner at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with the Pulmonology team, caring for the ventilator and tracheostomy dependent pediatric patients, as well as the role of Clinical Coordinator of the VACC Camp. I could not be happier. I was blessed to be in a role that I was thrilled to embark on and I was near my close-knit family, once again.

I am ready to take on this role and even more excited to be a part of such a wonderful camp, bringing smiles and hope to children; as well as offering them the ability to do fun and exciting activities they normally would not have the chance to do.