Natalie Burleson, MSN, CPNP-PC
Primary Care Provider
Natalie is a brand new resident of Washington State, coming all the way from Alabama. (ROLL TIDE!)
She received her nurse practitioner education in Nashville, TN at Vanderbilt University in 2018. She also holds a Master's Degree in Nursing Leadership from the University of North Alabama. She spent a lot of time in-and-out of hospitals as a child, and this inspired her early on to enter the pediatric healthcare field. She became a registered nurse in 2005 at only 18 years old. She has a well-rounded healthcare background from bedside nursing experience in hospital settings that include emergency medicine, pulmonary acute care, pediatric intensive care, diagnostic radiology, and neonatal intensive care.
Natalie comes to Stepping Stone Pediatrics from a large practice in Alabama that primarily served an underserved population. During her time at this clinic, Natalie had a role as vaccine coordinator in addition to her nurse practitioner duties. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she provided free testing and vaccines to Alabama residents. One of the things she is most proud of during her work there is increasing vaccine accessibility to her patient population by hosting both school vaccine clinics and large-scale COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the community.
When Natalie is not at work caring for her patients, she is spending time at home with her husband and two young children. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors at local parks and exploring kid-friendly hiking trails in the area. Natalie also enjoys cooking, playing piano, reading, and gardening. Natalie is passionate about animal rescue and currently has a rescue cat named "Miso Fluffy" and a three-legged dog named "Rex." Before having children, she traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand and spent time with rescued elephants at the Elephant Nature Park, with plans to one day return and volunteer longer term.