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Tara L. West, RN, MSN, CPNP

Tara West
Job Title Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Education and Training

Graduate School:

2000 Master's of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Board Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • North Carolina Chapter of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners


  • 1991-2000 Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Member
  • 1999 The Ethel J. Odegard Education Scholarship
  • 1999 Michele K. Del Monte Memorial Scholarship
  • 1998 Charles Eckburg Scholarship
  • 1993-95 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Nursing Scholar

Research Interests

  • Pediatric nurse practitioner in an outpatient specialty clinic that works with children who have rare metabolic neurodegenerative diseases
  • Teaching experience includes patients and families, undergraduate nursing students, medical students, and other allied health care professionals

Biography Summary

Ms. West, clinical coordinator, joined the NDRD team as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in July 2009. She has more than 15 years of acute care nursing experience starting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Children's Hospital and Clinics working in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplantation. She obtained her master's of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. Other experience includes teaching baccalaureate nursing students at the university level. She is also a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Last Update
May 16, 2013
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Last Update
May 16, 2013