Deborah A Bretl, APNP

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN SINCE 2005
Nurse practitioner

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-2090
1020 N 12th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 277-8980

Overview

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP) 1997 to present
  • Wisconsin Association of Pediatric Nurse Association and Practitioners (WAPNAP) 1996 to present
    • President, 2012 to present
    • Secretary, Fall 2006 to Summer 2010
    • Program Committee Member, 2010 to present
  • Metro Milwaukee Nurse Practitioner 2004 to present
Certifications
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Areas of Interest
  • Child advocacy
  • Child neglect
  • Child physical abuse
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Children affected by violence
  • Children in foster care
  • Medical mimics of child maltreatment

Education & Awards

Education
  • 1979, Marquette University, BSN
  • 1990, Marquette University, MSN
  • 1994, Marquette University, PNP
Awards
  • PNP of Year 2008-2009 WAPNAP (Wisconsin Chapter of NAPNAP – National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners)
  • Advance Practice Nurse Excellence Award 2012 - CHW

Research & Publications

Research
  • Examining Siblings to recognize Abuse (ExSTRA)
  • Assessment of Parental Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Before and After Infant Safety Education in the NICU
  • Corporal Punishment: Evaluation of an Intervention by PNPs

Recent publications

  • Health Care Needs of Detained Youth Journal of Correctional Health Fall 2000 Vol. 7 Issue 2
  • Sheets L, Bretl D. The SA Pocket Tool. MedEdPORTAL; 2012.
  • Phthirus pubis as a predictor for chlamydia infections in adolescents.