Shirl Dutton, PNP-BC

"I enjoy working alongside an enthusiastic team of interdisciplinary health professionals in child psychiatry. My passion is listening and engaging kids and families in mental health treatment."

Shirl Dutton, PNP-BC, PMHS

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

College: Christopher Newport University

Graduate school: Old Dominion University


Dutton has over 15 years of pediatric nursing experience, including inpatient medical acute care, outpatient pediatric mental health care, and clinical expertise in pediatric chronic pain and palliative care. In addition, Dutton has experience in inpatient adult psychiatric nursing, and nursing education and leadership. She has dual certifications in primary pediatrics and pediatric mental health.

Clinical Interests
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Adjustment Disorders
  • Mindfulness and Wellness
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Behavior Management
Certifications and Licensure
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care (PNCB), since 2002
  • Pediatric Mental Health Specialist (PNCB), since 2018
  • Virginia Board of Nursing for Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse and Prescriptive Authority
  • NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners)
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Faculty