Dr. Coyne is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and assistant professor at the UVA School of Nursing. She maintains her practice with the UVA Health System in the department of Pediatric Nephrology. Additionally, she serves as project manager for an RO1 study on decision making in patients with advanced lung disease.

Honors and Awards

  • STTI, Beta Kappa Chapter, Nan Hilt Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice (2017)
  • Nursing Student Training Grant, National Institutes of Health (2009-2011)
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice, University of Virginia Health System (2002)

Research Focus

Medication adherence, transition from pediatric to adult medical care, kidney transplantation.

Clinical Focus

Strong commitment to care of children with end stage renal disease and with kidney disease.

Teaching Focus

Strong commitment to making research exciting and interesting to undergraduate students while providing them the skills needed for evidence based practice.


  • Child Health Advocacy Program, Medical Legal Partnership
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • American Nephrology Nurses’ Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners


Journal Articles

Cleckley, E., Coyne, B., Mutter M. K., & Quatrara, B. (2021). Using an empathic design thinking approach to reshape interprofessional curricula for health care trainees. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 24(2021), 1-7.

Hollen, P. J., Gralla, R. J., Gentzler, R., Hall, R., Coyne, B. Cheng, H., Halmos, B., Gildersleeve, J., Calderon, C., Hinton, I., Weiss, G., Crawford, J., Cerise, J., & Lesser, M. (2021). Do patients regret having received systemic treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A prospective evaluation. The Oncologist, 26(3), 224-230.

Coyne, B., Hallowell, S., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Methodological considerations for transition research using the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32(4), 363-373.

Coyne, B. M., Kennedy, C., Self, A., & Bullock, L. (2018). A comprehensive approach to undergraduate nursing students' research experiences. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(1), 58-62.

Connelly, L., Cramer, E., Demott, Q., Piperno, J., Swanberg, M., Coyne, B., & Winfield, C. (2017). The optimal time and method for surgical pre-warming: A comprehensive review of the literature. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 32(3), 199-209.

Coyne, B., Hollen, P. J., Yan, G., Barcia, J., & Brayman, K. (2017). Post-transfer predictors of poor outcomes in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 44(2), 119-129.

Coyne, B., Hallowell, S., & Thompson, M. T. (2017). Measurable outcomes after transfer from pediatric to adult providers in youth with chronic illness: A review of the literature. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(1), 3-16.

Heath, J., Hollen, P.J., Bialous, S.A, Coyne, B. & Sarna, L. (2016). Few US schools of nursing on campuses with smoke-free policies: A call for action. Nursing Outlook, 64(3), 271-278.

Coyne, B., Hollen, P.J, Yan, G., & Brayman, K. (2016). Risk factors for graft loss in pediatric renal transplant recipients after transfer of care. Progress in Transplantation, 26(4), 356-364.

LoCasale-Crouch, J., & Johnson, B. (2005). Transition from pediatric to adult medical care. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis, 12(4), 412-7.

Book Sections

Coyne, B. & Hallowell, S. (2020). Measurable outcomes for transition: The nurses’ role. In C. L. Betz & I. T. Coyne (Eds.), Transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services for adolescents and young adults with long-term conditions (1st ed., pp. 111-126). Springer


  • Transition of Renal Transplant Recipients to Adult Providers: A Systematic Review of the Literature, [Poster]
    24th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. Austin, Tx.
    (February 3, 10)
  • Steroid Free Immunosuppression Experience in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients [Poster]
    International Pediatric Transplant Association. Montreal, Canada.
    (June 25, 11)
  • Medication Adherence in Pediatric Renal Recipients: A Systematic Review of the Literature [Poster]
    National Kidney Foundation 2012 Spring Meeting. Washington DC.
    (May 24, 12)