A photo of Jonna Townsend.

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neonatology


Board Certified

About Me


My children were one of the reasons I pursued my nursing career. My youngest child spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and our experience inspired me to work with this population.

As a neonatal nurse practitioner, I strive to understand each situation and each family. Having spent time at the bedside with my daughter helps me understand what parents are going through and I can relate to their experience.

I was nominated twice for the Daisy nursing award. This award recognizes extraordinary nurses, and nominations come from patients, families, other nurses or anyone at Cincinnati Children’s.

In my free time, I enjoy coaching my daughter’s travel softball team out of Lexington, Kentucky.

Clinical Interests


Clinical Divisions


My Education

MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.

BSN: Indiana Wesleyan University, 2013.

RN: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, 2012.

BS: Exercise Science, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, 2004.