Nancy Cantey Banasiak, DNP, PNP, PPCNP-BC, APRN

Nancy Banasiak

Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Professor of Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (PNP-AC) Specialty Director

Yale School of Nursing - Room 22306

phone: 203-737-2417
fax: 203-785-6455


Nancy Cantey Banasiak is the Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Professor in the Pediatric Nursing Practitioner specialty. She has been a faculty member at YSN since 1998 and practices at Fair Haven Community Health Center with a focus on asthma. She holds her master’s and doctoral degrees in Nursing from Catholic University of America. Nancy is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners where she is co-chair of the Asthma and Allergy SIG and has also served as a member of their executive committee and treasurer. She was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Doctor of Nursing Practice studies at Catholic University. Nancy was also named one of the top 25 Pediatric Nursing Professors in 2014 and was awarded the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing.

Research Interests

Nancy’s research focuses on asthma and sleep. Her interest has been driven by her clinical experience working with children and their families with asthma. She is particularly interested in the understanding the effect of asthma on sleep. She will be working closely with Drs. Nancy Redeker and Lois Sadler on the community engaged sleep promotion program for children.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Meadows-Oliver, M., & Banasiak, N.C. (Eds.) (2021). Pediatric Practice Guidelines. NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Ordway, M., Sadler, L.S., Jeon, S., O’Connell, M., Banasiak, N., Fenick, A.M., Crowley, A.A., Canapari, C., & Redeker, N.S. (2020). Sleep health in young children living with socioeconomic adversity. Research in Nursing & Health, 1-12.

Sadler, L.S., Banasiak, N., Canapari, C., Crowley, A., Fenick, A., O’Connell, M., Ordway, M., Sude, L., Trevino, S., & Redeker, N.S. (2020). “If mommy’s not cranky, everybody else survives another day.” Perspectives on sleep from multiethnic community parents, pediatric providers and childcare providers. The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 

Banasiak, N. & Meadows-Oliver, M. (2020). Prevalence of asthma at a school-based health clinic in Nicaragua. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, e12289.

Sadler, L.S., Ordway, M., Fenick, A., O’Connell, M., Banasiak, N., Crowley, A., Canapari, C., & Redeker, N.  (2019). Parent and Provider Perceptions About Sleep in Children Living with Economic Adversity, Sleep, 42(1), A318.


Banasiak, N.C. (2020). Integrated Asthma Assessment and Care Model in Pediatric Primary Care (Poster Presentation). Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin Ireland, March 4-5, 2020. 

Sadler, L.S., Ordway, M.R., O’Connell, M., Banasiak, N., Fenick, A., Crowley, A., Canapari, C., & Redeker, N.S. (2019). Parents’ and Providers’ Perceptions about Sleep in Children Living with Economic Adversity. Poster presented at 33rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC. San Antonio, TX, June 11, 2019.

Banasiak, N.C., & Meadows-Oliver, M. (2019). Prevalence of Asthma at a School-Based Clinic in Nicaragua. (Poster Presentation). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2019.

Banasiak, N. (2018). Implementation of the asthma control test into primary care to improve patient outcomes.Poster delivered at the National Association of Nurse Practitioners, Chicago, IL, March 18-20.