Rebecca J. Schultz

Baylor College of Medicine, USA


Rebecca J. Schultz has over 30 years of experience as a nurse and has practiced as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner for the past 22 years. She received a Diploma in nursing in 1975 from Asbury Hospital School of Nursing, Salina, Kan, a B.S. degree in nursing in 1981 (summa cum laude) from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Tex, an M.S. degree in nursing in 1986 from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex, and a Ph.D. degree in nursing science in 2009 from Texas Woman's University, Houston, Tex, USA. Schultz worked in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at Texas Children's Hospital from 1975 to 1986 first as a Staff Nurse and later as the Head Nurse. From 1986 to 1988, she was the Clinic Manager of the outpatient department at Texas Children's Hospital, and, from 1988 to 2001, she was the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Research Coordinator for the Rett Center. Since 2001, she works as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Texas Children's Hospital. In 2010, she was promoted to Assistant Professor at Section of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine. In addition, she serves as an Adjunct Faculty at Texas Woman's University. Her main interests are transitioning adolescents with epilepsy and cognitive impairments from pediatric to adult health care, new antiepileptic medications to treat epilepsy, vagus nerve stimulation, the ketogenic diet and lipids, vitamin D and epilepsy, and Rett syndrome. Schultz is a Member of Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Kappa Phi. She is actively involved in American Epilepsy Society where she serves as Chair of the Nursing Research SIG and Chair of the Professional in Epilepsy Care committee.

Biography Updated on 24 January 2011

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