Education and Training
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Pediatric Primary Mental Health Specialist (PMHS)
BSN - University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
DNP - Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA
MSN - University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Senior CRNP
Departments and Services
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Heuer, B., Gigli, K., Hunter, J., Lofgren, M., Rankin, A., Reyes, I. (2016). NAPNAP position statement on the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31(1), 17A-19A. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.08.014
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Heuer, B., Gigli, K., Koppolu, R., Ariagno, J., Connelly, M., Reyes, I. (2016). NAPNAP position statement on access to care. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31(1), 13A-15A. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.08.013
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Hittle, K., Heuer, B., Manion, A., Rankin, A. (2016). Position statement on nurse practitioner prescriptive privileges. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(3), A-15-A16. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.01.007
Heuer, B., Williams, S. (2016). Collaboration between PNPs and school nurses: Meeting the complex medical and academic needs of the child with ADHD. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(1), 88-93. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.09.001
Bernardo, LM, Gardner, MJ, Rosenfield, RL, Cohen, BA, Pitetti, R. (2002). A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care, 18 (2), 247-249.
Bernardo, LM, Gardner, MJ, O’Dair, J., Cohen, B., Lucke, J., Pitetti, R. (2002). The DOG BITES Program: Documentation of growls and bites in the emergency setting. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 28 (6), 536-541.
Bernardo, LM, Gardner, MJ, O’Dair, JB, Cohen, BA, Lucke, J, Pitetti, R (2001). The DOG BITES Program [Abstract]. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 27 (5), 435.
Bernardo, LM, Gardner, MJ, O’Dair, J. & Cohen, BA (2001). The PAWS Program: Pediatric Animal Awareness and Safety. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 27 (4), 387-390.
Heuer, B. (2018). Neurological Disorders: Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Tourette Syndrome. In D. Hallas (Ed.) Behavioral Pediatric Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Noonan, N. Bolinger, C. &, Cohen, BA. (2002). Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies. In L. Bernardo & D. Thomas (Eds.) Core Curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Nursing. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Posters and Presentations
Heuer, B. (2019). Disruptive Behavior from Toddlerhood Through Adolescence. Three Rivers NAPNAP 23rd Annual Winter Symposium. Cranberry Township, PA.
Bridgemohan, C., Krueger, C., Heuer, B. (2018). Developmental Behavioral Diagnosis and Management in Pediatrics: Autism Case Presentation. NAPNAP/Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) Specialty Symposium. Anaheim, CA.
Heuer, B., Hunter, J., Reyes, I., Lofgren, M., Danford, C., Diver-Spruit, J., Crawford, D., Rankin, A. (2018). “APRN Precepting: Providing the Tools for Successful Clinical Education Experiences.” NAPNAP 39th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care. Chicago, IL.
Heuer, B. (2017). “Sensational Pediatric Care: Helping the Child with Sensory Processing Difficulty”. NAPNAP 38th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care. Denver, CO.
Heuer, B. (2017). “Primary Care of the Child with Neurological Disorders”. Three Rivers NAPNAP 21st Annual Winter Symposium. Moon Township, PA
Awards and Honors
1988, Cum Laude graduate, University of Pittsburgh
1987, 2013, Inductee, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2017-present, Association for Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
2016-present, UPMC Preceptor Academy
- 2016-present, Secretary
2013-present, Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association Executive/Advisory Board
2013-present, Society for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP)
2011-present, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- 2016-present, Item Writer- PMHS Certification Exam
- 2019-present, PMHS Exam Committee
2000-present, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
- 2017-present, Association representative to National Quality Forum
- 2016-present, Health Policy Committee
- 2016-present, Professional Issues Committee, Committee chair
- 2013-present, Developmental Behavioral Mental Health SIG
- 2012-present, Professional Issues Committee
Patient Experience Ratings
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