Lindsay Ward, CPNP-PC, IBCLC, RNNurse Practitioner
“I believe that children, parents and their providers must work together as a team to provide excellent pediatric healthcare. Every child is unique and special in his or her own way therefore, providing each child and family individualized attention and care is essential. It is important to provide compassionate care, counseling and support in additon to connecting with my patients and their families in effective and meaningful ways. I also realize I am fortunate to receive wisdom from parents and children to help myself become a better provider and I thank you for allowing me to become part of your family.”
- Pediatric Nursing Certification Board- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care
- International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant – IBCLC
- Maryland Board of Nursing- Registered Nurse
Areas of Expertise
- Pediatric Primary Care
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care
University of Maryland School of Nursing
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners MD Chesapeake Chapter President, 2022-2024
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners MD Chesapeake Chapter President Elect, 2022-2024
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners MD Chesapeake Chapter Legislative Chair, 2018-2022
Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland Legislative Committee, 2018 to Present
Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland Central District Co-Director, 2016 to Present
University of Maryland School of Nursing, Adjunct Faculty 2020- present
University of Maryland School of Nursing, Pediatric NP Preceptor, 2017-2021
Lindsay lives in Annapolis with her husband and two chihuahuas named Valentina and Vivienne. Together they have 12 nieces and nephews- who keep them on their toes. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, spending time with friends and family.
Lindsay grew up in Edgewater, MD . She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology Elon University in North Carolina. After graduation she worked in research at Johns Hopkins University. She then started nursing school at University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. After graduation she took a full time nursing position in the maternal child health department at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Soon after she started the Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s Primary Care Program at University of Maryland, Baltimore.
After graduation, Lindsay moved to Frederick, MD joined a large pediatric primary group. After gaining two years of experience, Lindsay moved back to Annapolis, MD to be closer to her family. She joined a very small pediatric practice in Annapolis, MD from 2016 to 2021. During this time she also obtained her International Board Certified Lactation Consult Certification. Lindsay met her husband in 2019 and after they married in 2021 she moved to Owings Mills, MD. While they were deciding where to permanently live she started an adjunct faculty position at University of Maryland School of Nursing as a clinical instructor.
Lindsay is passionate about the future of nurse practitioners and nursing, mentoring students and new graduates and advocating for her patients, their families and her profession. Lindsay also has a passion for local and national legislation as impacts care for her patients and their families. She was involved in leadership committees and served a new graduate preceptor at Holy Cross Hospital. She also served as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner preceptor for University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Nursing.
Lindsay is President of the MD Chesapeake Chapter of NAPNAP, the local chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). In the past she has served a President Elect and the Legislative Chair. She also volunteers with the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland (NPAM) as a District Director, planning educational activities for members in A.A. County and is an active member of the Legislative Committee. She is also a member of the MD Academy of Pediatrics Legislative Committee.
Lindsay actually first met Dr. Seidel when she worked as a summer intern at the Pediatric Group during college. She remembers the compassionate and family centered care Dr. Seidel provided to her patients. Lindsay reconnected with Dr. Seidel in 2022 and couldn’t be happier to have joined Bay Crossing Family Medicine.