University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Bio for Jean Coffey, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP

Jean Coffey, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing

Contact Information
(902) 656-9032
Office Location:
University of Vermont, Dept. of Nursing, 203 Rowell, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05401


PhD Nursing, University of Connecticut (2006)
Certificate of Advanced Study, Pediatric Primary Care, Northeastern University (1999)
M.S., Nursing, University of Vermont (1996)
B.S., Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, Norwich University (1992)
Associate Degree in Nursing, University of Vermont (1977)

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (1999-present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont (2011-present)

Clinical Appointments

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Essex Pediatrics, Essex Vermont  (2005-present)

Other Professional Appointments

American Heart Association PALS instructor (1997-present)
Camp Nurse/Education Coordinator, American Lung Association of Vermont, Asthma Camp (1994-present)
Educator, Wellness Program, Medical Center Hospital of VT (1991-present)
Vermont Heart Association, BCLS instructor (1989-present)

Other Interest

Manager of Anam Cara Siberians, Essex Vermont, a purebred Siberian Husky kennel; mushing, rescue, confirmation and breeding program (2006-present)     

Awards and Honors

University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Alumni Association Board of Directors Member (2012)              
Anabel Sharp Nursing Award, University of Connecticut (2004)


Coffey, J. Talking Dogs, Mushing Magazine, March April, 2012
Link to Publication.  Heath BW, Coffey JS, Malone P, Courtney J.  Pediatric Office Emergencies and Emergency Preparedness in a Small Rural State.  Pediatrics.  2000;106(6):1391-6.
Coffey, Jean in Ordinary Miracles in Nursing, (2006), Winstead Fry, P, & Labovitz, D, Jones & Bartlett, New York
Recommendations for the Management of Asthma for the Child in School, Sponsored by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the Vermont Department of Health, 2003
Link to Publication.  Coffey JS.  Parenting a child with chronic illness: a metasynthesis.  Pediatr Nurs.  2006 Jan-Feb;32(1):51-9.
Coffey, J., Cloutier, M., Meadows-Oliver, M., Terrazo, C The Experience of Puerto Rican Families Who Bring Their Children to the ED for Asthma Care. In press, Journal Pediatric Health Care