Rebecca Poston, CPNP

"I enjoy the privilege of working with a team of expert colleagues who are passionate about their work and about the children and families that we serve. We are part of a community of care that puts children and their families first and we love what we do."

Rebecca Poston, CPNP

(757) 668-8255

College: University of Virginia

Graduate school: Old Dominion University

Post graduate school: University of Virginia


Poston has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 10 years, working in pediatric asthma, allergy and immunology. In addition, she has clinical experience in pediatric emergency nursing and in pediatric clinical research. In 2012, she completed her Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Virginia and is now an assistant professor with Old Dominion University's school of nursing.

Poston assesses, screens, evaluates, diagnoses and treats children, striving to provide a comprehensive therapeutic treatment plan to include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies, patient and family education, and appropriate referrals to other members of the healthcare team to improve health and wellness in children, with the help of their families.

Her goal is to help children and families clearly articulate their vision for living a healthy life by providing the necessary knowledge and skills needed to manage chronic conditions through cost-effective, ethical care that addresses the physical, emotional, cultural and environmental health of the child.

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric asthma, allergy and immunology
  • Patient and family education
  • Interprofessional collaboration and practice
Research Areas
  • Clinical research ethics
  • Ethical reasoning skills
  • Interprofessional education, collaboration and practice
  • Higher education, advanced practice nursing education
  • Asthma and allergy
Honors and Awards
  • Virginia Nurse’s Association: Top 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader, 2015
  • G.W. Hirschfield Award for Teaching Excellence. Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences, 2015
  • Dr. Helen Yura-Petro Award, Master of Nursing Graduating Class of 2005 Oustanding Graduate Student, ODU
  • Professional Nurse Traineeship Award, U.S Public Health Service, ODU, 2004-05
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
  • American Nurses Association
  • Virginia Nurses Association
  • American Society of Bioethics and Humanities
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, National Nursing Honor Society (Epsilon Chi Chapter)
Community Involvement
  • Virginia State Board of Nursing (Gubernatorial Appointment)
  • Norfolk Interagency Consortium (Norfolk City Council Appointment)

Poston, R.D., Hogan, A.D. (2015). Prenatal and Post-Natal Exposure to Antibiotics and Risk of Asthma in Childhood. Pediatrics, 136 (Supplement 3), S228-S229; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-2776N  

Poston, R.D. (2014). Shedding our protective skin: a new common language for Interprofessional Education (IPE). Nursing in the 21st Century (App), 2, 5.

Poston, R.D., & Buescher, C. R. (2010).  The essential role of the clinical research nurse (CRN), Urologic Nursing, 30(1), 55-63.

(757) 668-8255