Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Patricia Jackson Allen*

Patricia Jackson Allen*

 Professor, School of Nursing, Yale University, USA


 Pat Jackson Allen joined the faculty of Yale School of Nursing in the spring of 2003 to

teach in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty. She was the PNP Specialty

Coordinator at Yale School of Nursing from 2004 until her retirement in June 2014.

Prior to coming to Yale, she taught at the University of California, San Francisco and

was director of the Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing program there for over 10

years. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut, training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she worked on the adolescent unit upon graduation. She then

obtained her master's degree in Maternal-Child Nursing from the University of California,

San Francisco and 15 years later, her certificate as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Her area of professional scholarship focuses on the primary care needs of children

with chronic health conditions. She co-edits a major textbook, Primary Care of the

Child with a Chronic Condition, and the fifth edition was published in 2010.

Her research interest is in the role development and advanced practice functions

of recent pediatric nurse practitioner graduates, tracking their expanding practice

into specialty care, both inpatient and outpatient. She has practiced as a PNP for

over 30 years and has a clinical interest in common respiratory and gastrointestinal

conditions in children, environmental health, primary prevention through vaccination,

and mental health screening in children, adolescents, and parents.

She has taught extensively on the PNP role and physical assessment of children in Britain,

China, Japan, and the Philippines. She has led the Traditional Chinese Medicine course for selected YSN students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, for the past 8 years.

Research Interest


Health consequences.

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