Christine Griffin, MS, RN-BC, CPN

WCSI Faculty Associate
Caritas Coach®
Master HeartMath Trainer


Christine Griffin is a nurse at Children’s Hospital Colorado where for the past fifteen years providing care not just for the patients and families but for the care providers as each search for health and wellness. Chris is a board-certified nurse in professional development matching expertise in adult learning with a passion to heal the healers in healthcare. She serves as chair and co-chair for many resiliency programs at Children’s Hospital Colorado including the Resiliency collaborative, Caring Science and HeartMath and also serves as a resiliency coach and mentor in both team debriefings and resiliency courses offered throughout the organization.

Chris received her nursing degree and master of nursing at Regis University and is currently enrolled in a PhD program at University of Colorado in the Caring Science track. Chris became a Caritas Coach® in 2010 and a HeartMath trainer in 2011. Using theory based practice and stress management tools to encourage care providers to build a compassionate practice for self as they manage the complexities of caring for others. For the past ten years Chris has develop resiliency curriculum, presented at national and international conferences on Caring Science and resiliency and offered Caring Science workshops with healthcare organizations and hospitals around the country. In her PhD program Chris is studying effective compassion fatigue interventions to decrease burnout, mediate secondary trauma and increase compassion satisfaction for healthcare providers. Chris has a passion to help other healthcare providers build a practice of self-care and compassion through a shared narrative and experiential learning opportunities to decrease the suffering of those who are called to care for others.