Nicole Langan Maciejak, MSN, APRN, CPNP
Nicole Langan Maciejak, MSN, APRN, CPNP is a lecturer in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty, where she joined the faculty in 2020. She instructs students in the family and pediatric nurse practitioner programs during the first and second years of specialization. Additionally, she works with students as a clinical preceptor in the area of primary care.
Nicole completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University and holds a Master of Science in nursing from Yale. She is a former member of the National Health Service Corps, completing her term of service in 2015. She has practiced primary care in Connecticut for 15 years, working in outpatient pediatric clinics as well as school-based health centers. She currently practices at Fair Haven Community Health Center where she cares for families with infants, young children, and adolescents.
Research Interests/Clinical Practice
Nicole’s clinical interests include improving access to primary care in childhood and the associated effects on long term health. She is particularly interested in research on the impact of food insecurity on pediatric physical and mental health as well as the role of universal food insecurity screening in improving patient outcomes throughout the lifespan.
Additionally, as primary care is a critical point of access into the mental health care system, Nicole has focused clinically on the care of children with mental health care needs. She is interested in the role of pediatric nurse practitioners as patient advocates, helping to optimize outcomes by using a family-centered team approach between the child’s primary care clinician, specialists, and educators.
Scharff, L., Langan, N., Rotter, N., Scott-Sutherland, J., Schenck, C., Taylor, N., et.al. (2005). Psychological, behavioral, and family characteristics of pediatric chronic pain patients: A one-year retrospective study and cluster analysis. Clinical Journal of Pain. 21(5):432-438.
Maciejak, N.L. (2021, April). Food insecurity in pediatric patients: Impacts on child health and development. Yale School of Nursing, Orange, CT.