Janet D. Pierce, Ph.D., APRN, CCRN, FAAN

Christine A. Hartley Centennial Professor
Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham
MS, University of Alabama, Birmingham
BSN, University of Oklahoma
Post Doctoral Training, Medical College of Virginia


  • KU faculty since 1990
  • Adjunct Professor in Department of Integrative and Molecular Physiology at KUMC
  • Editorial Board Member, Nursing Research
  • Member, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2014-present
  • Kansas Action Coalition, Promoting Nursing Education in Kansas (PNEK) Committee, Member, 2013-present

Academic Program Affiliations

  • MS
  • DNP
  • PhD

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 935, Professionalism and Scholarship
  • NRSG 806, Advanced Physiology
  • NRSG 812, Advanced Pathophysiology

Select Publications 

  • Schallom, M., Dykeman, B., Metheny, N., & Pierce, J. D. (2015). Head of Bed Elevation and Early Patient Outcomes of Gastric Reflux, Aspiration and Pressure Ulcers: A Feasibility Study. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(1), 57-65.PMID: 25554555
  • Bates, A., Shen, Q., Thimmesch, A., Hiebert, J., & Pierce, J. (2014). Myocardial energetics and ubiquinol in diastolic heart failure. Nursing and Health Science, 16,(4):428-433. PMID: 25263245
  • Shen, Q., Holloway, N., Thimmesch, A., Wood, J. G., Clancy, R. L., & Pierce, J. D. (2014). Ubiquinol Decreases Hemorrhagic Shock/Resuscitation Induced Microvascular Inflammation in the Rat Mesenteric Microcirculation. Physiology Review, 2(11), 1-7. PMID: 25413319
  • Bennetts, P., Shen, Q., Thimmesch, A., Clancy, R., & Pierce, J. D. (2014). Effects of Ubiquinol with Fluid Resuscitation Following Hemorrhagic Shock. Experimental Physiology, 99(7), 1007-1015, DOI: 10.1113/expphysiol.2014.078600. PMID: 24860150
  • Thimmesch, A., Shen, Q., Clancy, R., & Pierce, J. (2013). Effects of three controlled mechanical ventilation modes on rat lung hydrogen peroxide and apoptosis during hemorrhagic shock.  Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 3(1), 27-35, DOI: 10.4236/ojmip.2013.31005 ISSN 2162-2159

Select Presentations

  • "Kansas nurse leaders: Roles, goals, and barriers." American Academy of Nursing 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, Washington, D.C., October, 17, 2014, (Poster Presentation).
  •  "Ubiquinol decreases hemorrhagic shock/resuscitation induced microvascular inflammation in the rat mesenteric microcirculation." 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Optimizing Health by Addressing Complexity by the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), Washington D.C., September 19,  2014. (Podium Presentation, peer-reviewed).
  • "Using ubiquinol to reduce cellular injury in rats following hemorrhagic shock and fluid resuscitation." TriService Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination Course: Creating the Science, Advancing the Practice, San Antonio, Texas, September 17, 2014 (Podium presentation, peer-reviewed)
  • "Crystalloids versus colloids in fluid resuscitation." National Infusion Nurses Society's 41st Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ, May, 8, 2014, (Invited, Podium presentation, peer-reviewed).
  • "Cellular Energetics in Heart Failure and Hemorrhagic Shock."  27th Annual Visions Symposium, Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Overland Park, KS, March 7, 2014, (Invited podium presentation).


  • Reducing Cellular Damage in Traumatic Brain Injury Using Ubiquinol. Department of Defense, Tri-Service Nursing Research Program, Funded, July 2014-present (2.0 year, Total $452,562).
  • Effects of Ubiquinol in Rats with Diastolic Heart Failure. University of Kansas, School of Nursing, Faculty Research Grant, Funded, May 2013 -2015 (1 year, Total $6,500).
  • Coenzyme Q10: A New Treatment for Hemorrhagic Shock, Department of Defense, Tri-Service Nursing Research Program, Funded August 1, 2011-2014 (2.0 year, Total $432,230).
  • Lung and Diaphragm Damage at Varying Oxygen Levels and Ventilator Modes Post Hemorrhagic Shock. Department of Defense, Tri-Service Nursing Research Program (HU0001-08-1-TS08), Funded July 15, 2008-September 20, 2011 (3.0 years, Total $450,000).
  • Hemorrhagic Shock: Effects of Dopamine on the Diaphragm. Department of Defense, Tri-Service Nursing Research Program (HU0001-05-1-TS11), Funded July 15, 2005-July 30, 2008 (3.0 years, Total $450,000).

Awards & Honors

  • March of Dimes, Nursing Educator Award, November 2014
  • Honorary Nursing Alumna Award, University of Kansas, October, 2013
  • Christine A. Hartley Endowed Professorship in Nursing, September 2013
  • The Daisy Faculty Award, Graduate Teacher, University of Kansas, May 2013
  • Selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), October 2012
Last modified: Apr 21, 2015


Janet D. Pierce, Ph.D., APRN, CCRN, FAAN
Christine A. Hartley Centennial Professor

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