Marketa Rejtar, Northeastern University

Marketa Rejtar


Director, Pediatrics NP Program Program; Associate Clinical Professor


Research Interests

Simulation experience for PNP students; pediatric surgical care; quality of patient care; PNP-driven care outcomes


Marketa Rejtar is the Director of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program and Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at Northeastern University. She has been the Lead Acute Care PNP Faculty at Northeastern University since 2010 and an acute care PNP at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2007, where practices as a seasoned Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Inpatient General Surgery team. She received her BSN from UMASS Boston, her
MSN from Northeastern University after completing the Dual Acute/Primary Care PNP Program, and her DNP from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2009.

Marketa is a PNP certified in both the acute and primary care. She has undertaken many professional leadership endeavors and service commitments. She has been active in the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners including being its President as well as former Communications Chair and Treasurer and current Co-Chair of the Scholarship, Research, and Mentorship Committee. Marketa was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association as a Treasurer and Executive Committee Member for 2023 – 2025.

Her primary scholarship interests include pediatric surgical care, simulation experience for PNP students, and quality and efficiency of patient care provided by PNPs. Marketa presented at a variety of national/regional/local conferences and events using both the oral and poster forums and is a published author in peer-reviewed publications.


Rejtar, M., McGrath, E., Rabe, M., Ranstrom, L., Sutcliffe, A., Rogers, L., Morrison, P., Berbert, L., Edwards Overy, S., Mathers, M., Fitzgerald, M., Zhang, Y., Lajoie, D., Jaksic, T. (under revision). CAT Study: Catheter-associated thrombosis: Incidence, associated risk factors, and clinical outcomes in pediatric surgical patients.

Rejtar, M. (2020). Review and written testimonial. [Review of the book Getting ahead of pediatric headaches: A comprehensive nurse practitioner manual, by Victoria Karian]. Damianos Publishing.

Farina, R., & Rejtar, M. (2018). Students’ Perspectives Regarding the Quality and Effectiveness of Nurse Practitioner Care in a University Health Center Setting. Journal of Adolescent and Family Health, 9(1), Article 11. Available at:

Ranstrom, L., McGrath, E., Rejtar, M., Hayes, N., Jerome, J., Lajoie, D., & Mooney, D. (2018). Innovation in Patient Care: Evaluating Narcotic Use after Non-Perforated Appendectomy in Children [Poster Abstract]. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing, 7(3), 102-104. doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000175

Rejtar, M., Ranstrom, L., & Allcox, C. (2017). Development of the 24/7 Nurse Practitioner Model on the Inpatient Pediatric General Surgery Service at a Large Tertiary Care Children’s Hospital and Associated Outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31(1), 131-140. DOI:


Catheter Associated thrombosis, its incidence and associated risk factors and clinical outcomes in pediatric surgical patients. ETU Grant supported by The Harvard Catalyst Clinical and Translational Research Center (NCATS grant #8UL1TR000170), Funded, 2019.

Catheter Associated thrombosis, its incidence and associated risk factors and clinical outcomes in pediatric surgical patients. Inquiry Investment Drives Evidence into Action (IDEA) Grant # FP01024550, Boston Children’s Hospital Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research, Funded, 2019.

Professional and Community Service

Health Care Consultant, ABCD Head Start, Action for Boston Community Development

Girl Scout Troop Parent Volunteer

Mystery Reader

Enrichment Program Committee Volunteer

Fundraiser for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention