Jessica Bethea, CPNP

"I love CHKD because it provides me the opportunity to combine my passion for pediatrics and love for providing children and their families with the necessary tools to live their everyday lives."

Jessica Bethea, CPNP

(252) 338-2155
Practice
Education

College: Norfolk State University

Graduate school: Old Dominion University

Bio

A native of Jacksonville, NC, Bethea was raised in Chesapeake and graduated from NSU with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, later earning a second bachelor’s degree in nursing.

She began her career as a registered nurse at Sentara Heart Hospital on the intermediate cardiac unit, then ventured to DePaul Medical Center and spent three years in the neurosurgical intensive care unit.

Bethea discovered her strong pediatric passion and switched focuses, earning her master’s degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner at ODU. She joined Coastal Pediatrics in the fall of 2018.

Aside from spending time with her daughter and their dog, Bethea enjoys riding bikes, working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Clinical Interests
  • Obesity
  • Mental health
Research Areas
  • Relationship between obesity and depression in children
Memberships
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Association
Community Involvement
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
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    1735 City Center Blvd.
    Elizabeth City, NC 27909
    (252) 338-2155
    Fax: (252) 338-7704
(252) 338-2155