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Ms. Jenna Scarafone

Ms. Jenna Scarafone
Clinical Assistant Professor
National University
(858) 521-3951

Professor Scarafone is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Human Services in the Department of Nursing. She has been a Registered Nurse (RN) for almost 25 years, with the last 20 years as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner(CPNP), and is interested in many topics pertaining to pediatrics. She has worked in a variety of roles in both the inpatient and outpatient pediatric setting, elementary school health, management, research, and pediatric residency training. Professor Scarafone started teaching in the Department of Nursing with Cohort 2 (2005)and has served as Lead for Pediatrics for 8 of the past 10 years.

Throughout her nursing career Professor Scarafone has focused on all aspects of the pediatric population from birth through adolescence.She incorporates in her instruction of NSG 315 / 315A course her experience as a staff nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner and educator. Her primary focus since coming to National University has been the development of the pediatric component of the program, hiring / training of both new adjunct and full time faculty and serving the students.

Registered Nurse, California, since 1991
Board of Registered Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number, since 1995
Certified by Pediatric Nurse Certification Board , since 1995
Basic Cardiac Life Support Provider (BCLS), since 1994
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), since 1995

Professional Organizations
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)
San Diego and National Chapters
Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society (Academic Society)
National and Gamma Pi Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau, UCLA
Alpha Tau Delta, Professional Nursing Fraternity, UCLA
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
National League of Nursing

Nurse Trainee Scholarship, 1993 - 1994
Audrienne H. Moseley Scholarship (academic scholarship), 1993 - 1995

Content Taught
Pediatrics, both theory and clinical, NSG 315 and 3135A
Leadership Clinical, NSG 340A


Masters Degree in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles 

Post-Degree Cerificates
C.P.N.P., Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner