Keck School Faculty

Cecily L. Betz, PhD
Cecily L. Betz, PhD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatrics
CHLA 4650 W. Sunset Blvd. Off Campus Los Angeles
Cecily L. Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Betz serves as the Nursing Director and Research Director of the USC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of health care transition planning for youth with special health care needs. Dr. Betz co-edited the first text on health care transition planning entitled, Promoting Health Care Transition Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families (JPN) which is the official journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses and the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society. She has over 170 publications in the field of pediatric nursing and care of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities. She is the editor of ten pediatric nursing textbooks that have used extensively in pediatric nursing undergraduate and graduate programs and have been translated into several languages. Dr. Betz serves on numerous professional advisory boards at the state and national levels. In 2008, she received the Margaret S. Miles Service Award from the Society of Pediatric Nursing for her service and contribution to pediatric nursing.

Incorporating Academic and Health-Related School Needs into Pediatric Nursing Practice J Pediatr Nurs. 2019 Mar - Apr; 45:A7-A8. . View in PubMed

Generations X, Y, and Z J Pediatr Nurs. 2019 Jan - Feb; 44:A7-A8. . View in PubMed

Immunizations: A Coherent Mission and Vision for Pediatric and Child Health Nursing Practice, Education, Research and Policy J Pediatr Nurs. 2018 Sep - Oct; 42:A7-A8. . View in PubMed

Descriptive Analysis and Profile of Health Care Transition Services Provided to Adolescents and Emerging Adults in the Movin' On Up Health Care Transition Program J Pediatr Health Care. 2018 May - Jun; 32(3):273-284. . View in PubMed

Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches-Insights and Implications for Practice and Research J Pediatr Nurs. 2018 Mar - Apr; 39:A6-A7. . View in PubMed

An Integral Component of Pediatric Nursing Practice J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Sep - Oct; 36:A7-A8. . View in PubMed

Call to Action: Addressing the Challenges Facing Pediatric Nursing J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Mar - Apr; 33:1-2. . View in PubMed

J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Jan - Feb; 32:1-2. . View in PubMed

Nurs Outlook. 2017 Jan - Feb; 65(1):8. . View in PubMed

J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Jan - Feb; 32:1-2. . View in PubMed

Nurs Outlook. 2017 Jan - Feb; 65(1):8. . View in PubMed

Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Issues and Treatment Approaches J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 Nov - Dec; 31(6):565-566. . View in PubMed

Marijuana: The Societal and Health Paradox J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug; 31(4):369-72. . View in PubMed

Authors Beware: Open Access Predatory Journals J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 May-Jun; 31(3):233-4. . View in PubMed

Advancing the Development of the Guidelines for the Nursing of Children, Adolescents, and Families: 2014 Revision: Process, Development, and Dissemination J Pediatr Health Care. 2016 May-Jun; 30(3):284-8. . View in PubMed

International and Interdisciplinary Identification of Health Care Transition Outcomes JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170(3):205-11. . View in PubMed

Brief Report: Adolescents' Reasons for Participating in a Health Care Transition Intervention Study J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Sep-Oct; 30(5):e165-71. . View in PubMed

Exploration of internet use: profile and preferences of transition-aged adolescents with spina bifida Pediatr Nurs. 2014 Jul-Aug; 40(4):173-8. . View in PubMed

JPN editorial guidance on the submission of student papers J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):519-20. . View in PubMed

[Validation of the IBS-SSS] Z Gastroenterol. 2013 Oct; 51(10):1171-6. . View in PubMed

J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 28(5):419-20. . View in PubMed

J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 28(5):419-20. . View in PubMed

Health care transition for adolescents with special healthcare needs: where is nursing? Nurs Outlook. 2013 Sep-Oct; 61(5):258-65.. View in PubMed

J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):313-4. . View in PubMed

J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):313-4. . View in PubMed

Complications in endonasal sinus surgery: a 5-year retrospective study of 2,596 patients Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Jan; 270(1):141-8. . View in PubMed

Change is coming J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Jan; 28(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

A survey of California nursing programs: admission and accommodation policies for students with disabilities J Nurs Educ. 2012 Dec; 51(12):676. . View in PubMed

Health care transitions: a peek into the future J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Feb; 27(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

Cyberbullying: the virtual threat J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Aug; 26(4):283-4. . View in PubMed

Adoption of CONSORT statements for randomized control trials published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Jun; 26(3):177-8. . View in PubMed

Gaps and opportunities: an agenda for further research, services, and program development in spina bifida Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 57(4):1041-57. . View in PubMed

A family perspective: how this product can inform and empower families of youth with spina bifida Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 57(4):919-34. . View in PubMed

Approaches to transition in other chronic illnesses and conditions Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 57(4):983-96. . View in PubMed

Emancipation of youth in foster care: the dilemma J Pediatr Nurs. 2010 Aug; 25(4):241-3. . View in PubMed

A time of change J Pediatr Nurs. 2010 Apr; 25(2):69-70. . View in PubMed

Educating the public about H1N1 J Pediatr Nurs. 2009 Dec; 24(6):445. . View in PubMed

Forthcoming issues to confront as children and youth with special health care needs grow up J Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Aug; 23(4):237-40. . View in PubMed

Immigrant children: unmet needs and a myriad of nursing concerns J Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Jun; 23(3):157-60. . View in PubMed

Health literacy: a pediatric nursing concern Pediatr Nurs. 2008 May-Jun; 34(3):231-9. . View in PubMed

Health care transitions of youth with special health care needs: the never ending journey Commun Nurs Res. 2008; 41:13-29. . View in PubMed

Extending the reach of our knowledge and understanding J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Oct; 22(5):353-5. . View in PubMed

Health literacy: the missing link in the provision of health care for children and their families J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Aug; 22(4):257-60. . View in PubMed

Facilitating the transition of adolescents with developmental disabilities: nursing practice issues and care J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Apr; 22(2):103-15. . View in PubMed

Health care quality and outcome guidelines for nursing of children and families: implications for pediatric nurse practitioner practice, research, and policy J Pediatr Health Care. 2007 Jan-Feb; 21(1):64-6. . View in PubMed

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: nurses are important members of the team J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Jun; 21(3):171-4. . View in PubMed

Examining the status of special education students: implications for pediatric nurses J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Feb; 21(1):1-3. . View in PubMed

Health care disparities of children and youth: a pediatric nursing concern J Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Dec; 20(6):399-401. . View in PubMed

Health Care Quality and Outcome Guidelines for Nursing of Children and Families J Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Jun; 20(3):149-52. . View in PubMed

Dimensions of the transition service coordinator role J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Apr-Jun; 10(2):49-59. . View in PubMed

An exploratory study of future plans and extracurricular activities of transition-age youth and young adults Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Jan-Mar; 28(1):33-61. . View in PubMed

Adolescents in transition of adult care: why the concern? Nurs Clin North Am. 2004 Dec; 39(4):681-713.. View in PubMed

American Academy of Nursing Child and Family Expert Panel Health Care Quality and Outcomes Guidelines for Nursing of Children and Families: phase II Nurs Outlook. 2004 Nov-Dec; 52(6):311-6. . View in PubMed

Extending the reach of pediatric nursing practice J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Jun; 19(3):161-2. . View in PubMed

Is help really on the way? J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Feb; 19(1):1-2.. View in PubMed

Healthy people 2010: a sequel J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Aug; 18(4):223-4. . View in PubMed

Creating Healthy Futures: an innovative nurse-managed transition clinic for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Jan-Feb; 29(1):25-30. . View in PubMed

Healthy children 2010: implications for pediatric nursing practice J Pediatr Nurs. 2002 Jun; 17(3):153-6. . View in PubMed

Lessons learned from providing transition services to adolescents with special health care needs Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2002 Apr-Jun; 25(2):129-49. . View in PubMed

Adding to the nursing shortage chorus J Pediatr Nurs. 2001 Dec; 16(6):387-9. . View in PubMed

Looking to the future J Pediatr Nurs. 2001 Aug; 16(4):215-6. . View in PubMed

Frequently asked questions. . again. J Pediatr Nurs. 2001 Feb; 16(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

California healthy and ready to work transition health care guide: developmental guidelines for teaching health care self-care skills to children Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2000 Oct-Dec; 23(4):203-44. . View in PubMed

Children, families, and issues associated with system coordination J Pediatr Nurs. 2000 Oct; 15(5):269-71. . View in PubMed

Childhood obesity: nursing prevention and intervention approaches are needed J Pediatr Nurs. 2000 Jun; 15(3):135-6. . View in PubMed

Children and youth in out-of-home placements: nursing care opportunities for pediatric nurses J Pediatr Nurs. 2000 Feb; 15(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

Collaborative partnerships: building new programs and services for children J Pediatr Nurs. 1999 Oct; 14(5):279-80. . View in PubMed

Adolescents with chronic conditions: linkages to adult service systems Pediatr Nurs. 1999 Sep-Oct; 25(5):473-6. . View in PubMed

Joining the efforts to prevent and curb youth violence J Pediatr Nurs. 1999 Aug; 14(4):211-2. . View in PubMed

Approaching the new millennium J Pediatr Nurs. 1999 Jun; 14(3):141-2. . View in PubMed

504 referrals: an underutilized resource for students with special health care needs J Pediatr Nurs. 1998 Dec; 13(6):329. . View in PubMed

Early intervention programs J Pediatr Nurs. 1998 Apr; 13(2):67. . View in PubMed

Facilitating the transition of adolescents with chronic conditions from pediatric to adult health care and community settings Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 1998 Apr-Jun; 21(2):97-115. . View in PubMed

Adolescent transitions: a nursing concern Pediatr Nurs. 1998 Jan-Feb; 24(1):23-8; quiz 29-30. . View in PubMed

Changing expectations J Pediatr Nurs. 1997 Aug; 12(4):199-200. . View in PubMed

Interdisciplinary practice and education J Pediatr Nurs. 1997 Feb; 12(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

A process of developing terminal competencies for an interdisciplinary training program J Allied Health. 1997; 26(3):113-8. . View in PubMed

A systems approach to adolescent transitions: an opportunity for nurses J Pediatr Nurs. 1996 Oct; 11(5):271-2. . View in PubMed

A world of opportunities J Pediatr Nurs. 1996 Feb; 11(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

Childhood violence: a nursing concern Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 1995 Jul-Sep; 18(3):149-61. . View in PubMed

Children are not property J Pediatr Nurs. 1995 Feb; 10(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

An overlooked issue in health care reform J Pediatr Nurs. 1994 Dec; 9(6):347-8. . View in PubMed

Health care environmentalism J Pediatr Nurs. 1994 Oct; 9(5):287. . View in PubMed

Developmental considerations of adolescents with developmental disabilities Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 1994 Jul-Sep; 17(3):111-20. . View in PubMed

Is nursing selling itself short? J Pediatr Nurs. 1994 Jun; 9(3):139-40.. View in PubMed

Injury: our children's greatest health problem J Pediatr Nurs. 1993 Dec; 8(6):353-4. . View in PubMed

An uncertain future J Pediatr Nurs. 1993 Aug; 8(4):209-10. . View in PubMed

A different world, a different view J Pediatr Nurs. 1993 Apr; 8(2):67. . View in PubMed

A few observations J Pediatr Nurs. 1993 Feb; 8(1):1. . View in PubMed

Intervention studies in pediatric nursing research: a decade of review Pediatr Nurs. 1992 Nov-Dec; 18(6):586-90. . View in PubMed

A culturally biased perspective J Pediatr Nurs. 1992 Aug; 7(4):229. . View in PubMed

A time for action J Pediatr Nurs. 1992 Jun; 7(3):163-4. . View in PubMed

Are nurses really planning for discharge? J Pediatr Nurs. 1990 Jun; 5(3):159-60.. View in PubMed

A survey of self-help groups in California for parents of children with chronic conditions Pediatr Nurs. 1990 May-Jun; 16(3):293-6. . View in PubMed

Health care for all children J Pediatr Nurs. 1990 Apr; 5(2):77. . View in PubMed

Clinical practice and scholarship J Pediatr Nurs. 1989 Oct; 4(5):319. . View in PubMed

Editorial; promoting visibility J Pediatr Nurs. 1987 Feb; 2(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

Children's concepts of deathImplications for pediatric practice. Nurs Clin North Am. 1984 Jun; 19(2):341-9. . View in PubMed

Incorporating play into the care of the hospitalized child Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 1984; 7(6):343-55. . View in PubMed

Allaying the anxiety of hospitalized children using stress immunization techniques Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 1983 Jul-Aug; 6(4):227-33. . View in PubMed

Bicycle safety: opportunities for family education Pediatr Nurs. 1983 Mar-Apr; 9(2):109-11. . View in PubMed

Making assignments count J Nurs Educ. 1983 Mar; 22(3):117-8. . View in PubMed

After the operation--postprocedural sessions to allay anxiety MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 1982 Jul-Aug; 7(4):260-3. . View in PubMed

Faith development in children Pediatr Nurs. 1981 Mar-Apr; 7(2):22-5. . View in PubMed

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