Robin I. Luffy, RN, MSN, CPNP, AE-C began her career as a nurse in 1975. She has cared for thousands of patients, but has always felt drawn to work more closely with children in her nursing practice. In 1993, she took her career to the next level by seeking out new education and training that would allow her to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP).
PNP Luffy is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner at Children’s Health with greater than 20 years of experience in this role. She serves patients in the Center for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, providing care for children who face conditions like chronic constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, and nutritional challenges such as tube feedings and failure to thrive. PNP Luffy has more than 40 years of nursing experience and has previously worked in pediatric pulmonology, hematology, oncology, nephrology, cardiology, orthopedics, and general pediatrics. PNP Luffy is an Adjunct Faculty for Texas Woman’s University teaching in the pediatric nurse practitioner program and also is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington serving as a preceptor for future nurse practitioners.
PNP Luffy received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Educator degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is licensed and certified by the Board of Nurse Examiners and the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners & Nurses. She is also a certified asthma educator by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board.
Professional affiliations include: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners (NAPNAP) and Greater Texas Chapter of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners.
During her career, PNP Luffy has given many professional presentations on topics including air quality awareness, asthma education and pediatric pain assessment. She has been published in nursing and parent journals and magazines and has served as a clinical reviewer.
PNP Luffy volunteers her time to help improve the lives of children. She has served as a board member of the Dallas Asthma Consortium and coordinator of the Ozone Flag Awareness program, working closely with >200 schools to provide an ozone alert system. PNP Luffy served as a board member and camp nurse practitioner for Camp Broncho, a summer camp for children with asthma. She has served as a board member for the Greater Texas NAPNAP and presented a pharmacological lecture at their conference.
In 2013, PNP Luffy won Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year from the Greater Texas Chapter of NAPNAP. She was also a finalist for D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards in the same year. In 2017, she was a nominee for the Paula Dimmitt Advanced Practice Professional Award at Children’s Health. PNP Luffy enjoys needlepoint, reading and Star Wars movies. Her philosophy of care describes her practice: “I believe each child brings to the world a special quality or gift that only he or she can possess. It is my personal goal to help parents realize the uniqueness of their child and assist parents, through education, to help their child reach his or her fullest potential.”
Education and Training
- Graduate School
- University of Texas at Arlington (1996)
- Board Certification
- Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
- Abdominal Migraines
- Alagille Syndrome
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT)
- Anorectal Malformation (Imperforate Anus)
- Biliary Atresia
- Celiac Disease
- Chronic Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
- Dubin-Johnson Syndrome
- Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)
- Esophageal Strictures
- Failure to Thrive (FTT)
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
- Fecal (Bowel) Incontinence
- Feeding Disorder
- Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome (FAPS)
- GI Bleeding
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Gilbert's Disease
- Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Infection
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Hirschsprung's Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Intestinal Atresia
- Intestinal Failure
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Lactose Intolerance
- Metabolic Liver Disease
- Microscopic Colitis (Lymphocytic Colitis or Collagenous Colitis)
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
- Pancreas Disease
- Pancreatic Fluid Collections
- Pancreatic Insufficiency
- Pancreatic Malignancy/Trauma Problems
- Peptic Ulcer
- Rumination Syndrome
- Short Bowel Syndrome (Short Gut)
- Vomiting and Nausea
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