I have dedicated my nursing career to pediatrics with a special interest in community, patient and family education. I have written family-education materials for the Division of Urology; edited and coauthored a pediatric urology handbook for primary care specialists. My goal is to provide families with the necessary knowledge regarding their children’s diagnosis and guide them through the treatment steps.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

Graduate Degree

MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Kirk, J. (2009). Urinary Tract Infections.  In Zderic, s. and Kirk, J (Eds.), Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Provider (pp. 53-65). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.

Zderic, S. and Kirk, J (Eds.). (2009).  Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Provider.  Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.


Chang AY, Kirk J, Canning DA:  Endoscopic approaches to the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux.  In Smith AD, Badlani G, Bagley D, Clayman RV, Docimo SG, Jordan GH, Kavoussi LR, Lee BR, Lingeman JE, Preminger GM, Segura JW (eds):  Smith's Textbook of Endurology, 2nd Edition.  Hamilton, Ontario: BC Decker Inc, 2007, 795-805.


Canning, D., Kolu, J, and Meyers, K. (2005). Vesicourteral Reflux. In L. M. Bell (Ed.),  Pediatric Nephrology and Urology (pp 340-345). Philadelphia: Mosby.

Dulczak, S. and Kirk, J. (2005) Overview of the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of urinary tract infections in infants and children.  Urologic Nursing, 25(3),  185-191.