Janet Wilson, MSN, CPNP-PC, is an advanced practice nurse manager in the Department of Neurology at Dell Medical School. She is also a licensed pediatric nurse practitioner in the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. She specializes in providing care for children with epilepsy, including those with new onset of seizures and those with difficult-to-control epilepsy.
Wilson earned her master’s in nursing, with a focus in pediatric primary care, from The University of Texas at Austin and her bachelor’s in nursing from Michigan State University. She also earned her primary care pediatric nurse practitioner certification. Wilson spent nine years serving as a certified neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse before completing her pediatric nurse practitioner certification and specializing in neurology and epilepsy.
She helped develop Dell Children’s Ketogenic Diet Program, which promotes ketogenic diet therapy as an alternative treatment for epilepsy. She is passionate about global health and regularly travels to Kenya to provide epilepsy care. She routinely lectures at the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Children’s Medical Center, and Kijabe Mission Hospital in Kenya. She is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the Child Neurology Society, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.