Nicole Langan Maciejak, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Nicole Maciejak

Lecturer, Pediatrics

Yale School of Nursing



Nicole Langan Maciejak, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC 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 school-based primary care at the Northeast Academy School Based Health Center. 
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 over 15 years, working in outpatient pediatric clinics as well as school-based health centers in greater New Haven and southeastern Connecticut. 

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.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Scharff, L., Langan, N., Rotter, N., Scott-Sutherland, J., Schenck, C., Taylor, N., (2005).   Psychological, behavioral, and family characteristics of pediatric chronic pain patients:  A one-year retrospective study and cluster analysis. Clinical Journal of Pain21(5):432-438.


Moriarty Daley, A., Banasiak, N.C. & Maciejak, N.L. (2023, March 16). Rising to the Challenge: Creating Simulation Experiences to Train PNP Students to Meet the Mental and Behavioral Needs of Children and Adolescents in Primary Care [Poster Presentation]. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Orlando, FL, United States.  
Moriarty Daley, A. (Presenter), Banasiak, N.C. & Maciejak, N.L. (2023, March 8). Challenge Accepted! Creating Simulation Experiences to Train PNP Students to Meet the Rising Needs of Mental and Behavioral Health of Children and Adolescents in Primary Care [Oral Presentation]. Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 
Maciejak, N.L. (2023, January 25). Run [Grand rounds presentation]. Yale University Pediatric Grand Rounds, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. 


Faculty Marshal, Yale University Commencement 2022