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Chandra L. Pester, APRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Phone 513-636-4611

Fax 513-636-7743

Email chandra.pester@cchmc.org

Early childhood mental health; trauma and attachment issues; parenting and development

Chandra L. Pester, APRN, is an advanced practice registered nurse in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She has extensive pediatric experience which includes acute care, school health, outpatient mental health and early childhood mental health. She is currently in the Division of Developmental and Behavior Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's and is providing parent/child counseling and medication management. Special interests include early childhood mental health; trauma and attachment issues; parenting and development.

She has been recognized for her work by Pro Kids, Southwestern Ohio Educational Regional Resource Center and the Patricia Ryan Whal Award in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She was also awarded the Johnson & Johnson the School Nurse Fellowship Program at Duke University and attended Rutgers University for the New Jersey Summer School for Alcohol and Drug Studies.

BSN: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1982.

MSN: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: American Nursing Credentialing Center, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1996.

Certificate to Prescribe: Initial 2002 and current.