Patricia Jackson Allen, MS, RN, PNP, FAAN

Patricia Jackson Allen

Professor Emerita of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing

fax: 203-785-6455


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 YSN 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 has taught extensively on the PNP role and physical assessment of children in Britain, China, Japan, and the Philippines.

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 led the Traditional Chinese Medicine course for selected YSN students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, for eight years prior to retiring.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Clinical Practice

Professor Jackson Allen 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.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Allen, P.J. (2016). Gluten related disorders: Symptoms, diagnosis, and management. Primary Health Care: The RCN Community Heath Nursing Journal, 26 (5), 20-27.

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:

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.

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., Vessey, J. A., & Schapiro, N. Primary care of the child with a chronic condition. (5th Eds.): Elsevier. St. Louis, MO, 2010.

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.