Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Yale School of Nursing

Patricia Jackson Allen, MS, RN, PNP, FAAN

Jackson AllenProfessor Emerita

Division of Primary Care

Yale School of Nursing - Rm 21401
Yale University West Campus
P.O. Box 27399
West Haven, CT 06516


203.785.6455 fax


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.

Books and Chapters

Allen, P.J. (2016). Gluten related disorders: Symptoms, diagnosis, and management. Primary Health Care: The RCN Community Heath Nursing Journal, 26 (5). (I was informed it would be in the May issue but don’t have page numbers yet)

Allen, P.J. (2015). Climate change: A review of potential health consequences. Primary Health Care: The RCN Community Heath Nursing Journal, 25(6), 34-40.

Allen PJ. The Medical Home and Children with Special Health Care Needs. In: Talwalkar JS, Fenick AM, eds. Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum, 9th Edition. 2015. Available from: http://pcpc.yale.edu

Allen, P.J. (2015). Gluten-Related Disorders: Celiac disease, gluten allergy, non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Pediatric Nursing, 41(3),146-150.

Allen, P.J. (2015). Climate change: It’s our problem. Pediatric Nursing, 41(1), 42-46.

Allen, P.J. Nose, Mouth and Throat. In Duderstadt, K.: Pediatric physical examination: An Illustrated handbook. Mosby, St. Louis, MO, 2014. (Also in 2006 edition)

Allen, P.J. Ears. In Duderstadt, K.: Pediatric physical examination: An Illustrated handbook. Mosby, St. Louis, MO, 2014. (Also in 2006 edition)

Banasiak, N.C., Moriarty Daley, A., Allen, P.J.  & Mackey, W. (2011). Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Review and Resource Manual, (3rd edition). Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Credentialing Center Institute for Credentialing Innovation.

Allen, P.J.: Chapter 2, Dimensions of the NP Role; Chapter 3, Health Care Issues in the Child; Chapter 4, Infectious Diseases; Chapter 9, Cardiovascular.; Banasiak, N.C., Moriarty Daley, A., Jackson-Allen, P. & Mackey, W. (2011). Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Review and Resource Manual, (3rd edition). Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Credentialing Center Institute for Credentialing Innovation.

Allen, P.J., Vessey, J. A., & Schapiro, N. Primary care of the child with a chronic condition. (5th Eds.): Elsevier. St. Louis, MO, 2010. (Co-Editor for all five editions of book)

Allen, P.J.: The Primary Care Provider and Children with Chronic Conditions. In Jackson, P. L., Vessey, J. A., & Schapiro, N. Primary care of the child with a chronic condition. (5th Eds.): Elsevier. St. Louis, MO, 2010.

Allen, P.J.: The Medical Home and Children with Special Health Care Needs. In: Talwalker, J.S. & Fenick, A.M., eds. Yale Primary Care Pediatric Curriculum, Version 5, 2011. Available from: pcpc.yale.edu

Allen, P.J.: Common Illness of the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat. In Niederhauser V, editor: Core Review for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, St. Louis, 2007, Mosby, pp.184-191.

Allen P.J.: Common Illness of the Pulmonary System. In Niederhauser V, editor: Core Review for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, St. Louis, 2007, Mosby, pp. 192-198.

Allen, P.J. Pediatric content hours in FNP programs. In Shaping new paradigms in nurse practitioner education. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, D.C, 2004.

Selected publications since 2003
Dassler, A. & Allen, P.J. (2014). Mitochondrial disease in children and adolescents. Pediatric Nursing, 40(3), 150-154. 

Cangialose, A. & Allen, P.J. (2014). Screening for autism spectrum disorders in infants before 18 months of age. Pediatric Nursing, 40(1), 33-37. 

Swan, K., & Allen, P. J. (2013). Omega-3 fatty acid for the treatment and remission of Crohn’s disease. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Ramjatten, K. & Allen, P.J. (2013). Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in the Newborn. Pediatric Nursing. 39(5), 250-256.

Forsyth, E. & Allen, P.J. (2013). Health risks associated with late-preterm infants: Implications for newborn primary care. Pediatric Nursing, 39 (4), 197-201.

Chapic, K. & Allen, P.J. (2013). Best practices to identify gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning youth in primary care. Pediatric Nursing, 39(2), 99-103.

Allen, P.J. & Simenson, S. (2013). Management of common cold symptoms with over-the-counter medications: Clearing the confusion. Postgraduate Medicine, 125(1), 73-81.

Meadows-Oliver, M., & Allen, P. J. (2012). Healthy People 2020: Implications for pediatric nurses. Pediatric Nursing, 38(2), 101-105.

Pak, L., & Allen, P. J. (2012). The impact of maternal depression on children with asthma. Pediatric Nursing, 38(2), 11-20.

Rosales, P., & Allen, P. J. (2012). Optimism bias and parental views on unintentional injuries and safety: Improving anticipatory guidance in early childhood. Pediatric Nursing, 38(2), 73-79.

Allen, P. J., & Fomenko, S. (2011). Congenital hypothyroidism. Pediatric Nursing, 37(6), 324-326.

Caplan, R. S., & Allen, P. J. (2011). Physical activity recommendations for adolescents with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: Review of the literature and guidelines for practitioners. Pediatric Nursing, 37(4), 191-199.

Allen, P. J., & McGuire, L. (2011). Incorporating mental health checkups into adolescent primary care visits. Pediatric Nursing, 37(3), 137-140.

Cota, B. & Allen, P.J. (2010). Developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis. Pediatric Nursing, 36(3), 157-167.

Lucas, S. & Allen, P.J. (2009). Reducing the risk of pesticide exposure among children of agricultural workers: How nurse practitioners can address pesticide safety in the primary care setting. Pediatric Nursing, 35(5), 308-317. 

Jalkut, M. & Allen, J.P. (2009). Transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with congenital heart disease: A review of the literature and clinical implications. Pediatric Nursing, 35(6), 381-387.

Helt-Cameron, J. & Allen, P. J. (2009). Cisplatin ototoxicity in children: Implications for primary care providers. Pediatric Nursing35(3), 121-127.

Allen, P. J. (2009). Quick care tips: Pediatric cough. Advance for Nurse Practitioners17(3), 47.

Lee, Y. & Allen, P. J. (2008). Infectious diseases in international adoptees from South Korea. Pediatric Nursing34(6).

Allen, P. J. & Khaneja, S. (2008). Treatment options for managing cough and colds in children. Retail Clinician, (Winter), 43-57.

Thurman, S. E. & Allen, P. J. (2008). Integrating lactation consultants into primary health care services: Are lactation consultants affecting breastfeeding success? Pediatric Nursing, 34(5), 419-425.

Drugge, J. & Allen, P. J. (2008). A nurse practitioner guide to the management of herpes simplex-1 in children. Pediatric Nursing,34(4), 310-317.

Allen, P. J., Jalkut, M. & Fennie, K. P. (2008). Employment characteristics and role functions of recent PNP graduates. Pediatric Nursing34(2), 151-59, 182.

Hinckley, J. D. & Allen, P. J. (2008). Community-associated MRSA in the pediatric primary care setting. Pediatric Nursing34(1), 64-71.

Kelley, L. K. & Allen, P. J. (2008). Managing acute cough in children: Evidence-based guidelines. Pediatric Nursing33(5), 515-524.

Allen, P. J., Meadows-Oliver, M. & Ryan-Krause, P. (2008). Establishing a school-based clinic in Managua, Nicaragua. Pediatric Nursing34, 262-266.

Allen, P. J. & Kelley, L. K. (2008). Treating cough in children: In most cases, watch, wait and review. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.

Hunter, A., Denman-Vitale, S., Garzon, L., Allen, P. J. & Schumann, L. (2007). Global infections: Recognition, management, and prevention. Nurse Practitioner: American Journal of Primary Health Care32(2), 35-41.

Novak, E. & Allen, P. J. (2007). Prescribing medications in pediatrics: Concern regarding FDA approval and pharmacokinetics. Pediatric Nursing33(1), 64-70.

Allen, P. J. (2006). The world awaits the next pandemic: Will it be H5N1, the bird flu? Journal of Child Health Care10(3), 178-187.

Allen, P. J. (2006). Home care fact sheet: Influenza. Pediatric Nursing32(6), 573-578.

Allen, P. J. & Viens, D. C. (2006). Employment characteristics of recent FNP graduates. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners10(10), 13-26.

Saalfield, S. & Allen, P. J. (2006). Biopsychosocial consequences of sweetened drink consumption in children 0-6 years of age. Pediatric Nursing32(5), 460-471.

Allen, P. J. (2006). Avian influenza pandemic: Not if, but when. Pediatric Nursing32, 76-81.

Allen, P. J. (2005). When your baby has special healthcare needs: Handling the unexpected. BabyStepsFall/Winter(18).

Tielsch, A. & Allen, P. J. (2005). Listen to them draw: Screening children in primary care through the use of human figure drawings. Pediatric Nursing31, 320-327.

Schiller, C. & Allen, P. J. (2005). Follow-up of infants prenatally exposed to cocaine. Pediatric Nursing31, 427-436.

Ewing, W. M. & Allen, P. J. (2005). The diagnosis and management of cow milk protein intolerance in the primary care setting. Pediatric Nursing31, 486-493.

Allen, P. J. (2004). Leaves of three, let them be: If it were only that easy! Pediatric Nursing30(2), 129-135.

Allen, P. J. (2004). Children with special health care needs: National survey of prevalence and health care needs. Pediatric Nursing30(4), 307-314.

Sehgal, S. & Allen, P. J. (2004). Hepatitis C in children. Pediatric Nursing30(5), 409-413.

Allen, P. J. (2004). Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease in children. Pediatric Nursing30(6), 473-476.

Allen, P. J., Kennedy, C. & Slaughter, R. (2003). Employment characteristics of recent grads. Journal of Pediatric Health Care17(3), 133-139.

Cooper, A., Banasiak, N. C. & Allen, P. J. (2003). Management and prevention strategies for respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis in infants and young children. Pediatric Nursing,29(6), 452-456.

Selected awards and honors
Selected as Faculty Marshall, Yale University School of Nursing, 2012 

Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing, Visiting Nurses Association of South Central Connecticut, 2012

Selected as outstanding Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Educator by the Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Faculties (AFPNP), 2011

University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing Hall of Fame, Top 100 Graduates, 2007

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, President's Award, For Outstanding Leadership for PNP's in Nontraditional Roles, 2003

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator Award, 2003

Elected to the American Academy of Nursing, 1995