Jennifer Bevacqua, RN, MS, CPNP-AC/PC, CPEN

  • Clinical Instructor, School of Nursing
  • Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, School of Medicine


Jenny Bevacqua has been working in the field of pediatrics since 1998, beginning as a Registered Nurse (RN) in pediatric critical care. There, Jenny cultivated an interest in the care of, and deep respect for, sick and injured children. After working in pediatric critical care for 6 years, Jenny obtained her primary care-focused pediatric nurse practitioner (PC-PNP) degree. Subsequently, she worked in the department of pediatric surgery/trauma and pediatric emergency medicine. After the publication of the APRN Consensus Model, Jenny elected to return to graduate school to formally obtain her acute care-focused pediatric nurse practitioner (AC-PNP) degree from Rush University in Chicago. She then worked for 4 years with a pediatric hospitalist team. Jenny was welcomed to the OHSU School of Nursing faculty in 2014, to teach part-time in the PNP program. In addition to her dual PNP training, Jenny teaches Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), is a certified pediatric emergency nurse (CPEN), is the recipient of multiple awards, has authored multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, and is a dedicated member of her local and national professional organizations. Jenny has special interests in children’s environmental health and professional issues impacting nurse practitioner utilization in the US healthcare workforce.  She continues to clinically practice, in addition to teaching part-time.


  • B.S.N., 1999, Indiana University
  • N.P., 2005, Oregon Health & Science University
  • N.P., 2011, Rush University
  • C.A., 2020, Harvard School of Medicine (Leadership Certificate)
  • Certifications:

    • Certified Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (AC-PNP)
    • Certified Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PC-PNP)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS), Instructor, American Heart Association
    • Basic Life Support, Instructor, American Heart Association
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), American College of Surgeons
    • Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN)
    • Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS)
    • Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)
    • Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS)

Memberships and associations

  • National Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Association (NAPNAP)
  • Oregon Chapter of NAPNAP
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Nurse Practitioners of Oregon/Oregon Nurses Association
  • Wilderness Medical Society
  • Multnomah County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Oregon State Managed Volunteer Pool (SMVP)

Areas of interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Environmental Health
  • Acute Care
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine



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