Jill Peltzer, Ph.D., APRN-CNS

Assistant Professor

  • Ph,D., University of Kansas
  • MS, University of Kansas
  • BSN, University of Kansas


  • KU faculty since 2009
  • Reviewer: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Leadership in Health Services, MEDSURG Nursing, Western Journal of Nursing Research, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Community-Based Primary Care Clinic grants

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Doctor in Philosophy
  • Master of Science

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 940: Knowledge and theory development in nursing science
  • NRSG 942: Theory application in nursing science
  • NRSG 949: Synthesis Workshop II
  • NRSG 748: Theory for Practice and Research 

Selected Research Interests

  • Self-care management
  • Health outcomes in urban, underserved communities
  • Qualitative methods, including Hermeneutic phenomenology
  • Implementing the Future of Nursing recommendations in Kansas

Select Publications

  • Peltzer, J. Domian, E. & Teel, C. (2014). Understanding the experiences of young African American women living with HIV.Western Journal of Nursing Research. PMID: 25239137
  • Thompson, N.C., Connelly, L., Peltzer, J., Nowack, W.J., Hamera, E., & Hunter, E.E. (2013). Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES): A pilot study of a brief educational intervention. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49(2), 78 - 83. PMID: 23557450
  • Peltzer, J, Leenerts, MH (2007). Spirituality as a component of holistic self-care practices in HIV+ women with histories of abuse. Holistic Nursing Practice, 21(3): 105 - 112. PMID: 17471047

Select Presentations

  • Peltzer, J., Domian, E., & Teel, C. (2014). The Complexity of the Everyday Lives of Young HIV-Positive African American Women.  Podium Presentation, September 2014, at Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2014 State of the Science Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Peltzer, J., Teel, C., Shen, Q., Ford, D., Fischgrund, A., & Pierce, J. (2014). Kansas Nurse Leaders: Roles, Goals, & Barriers.  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Nursing, October, 2014, Washington, DC.
  • Peltzer, J., Ogawa, L., & Tusher, S. (2014). Understanding Psychological Distress Experienced Post HIV Diagnosis and Coping Methods Used by African American Women.  Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation, March 2014, at Midwest Nurses Research Society, St. Louis, MO.


  • University of Kansas School of Nursing Office of Grants and Research Pilot Faculty Award, 2013
  • Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Research Study Award, 2010
  • KUMC SEARCH Award, 2008

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Qualitative Dissertation, Qualitative Research Interest Group, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2014
  • KU SON Alumni Early Career Achievement Award, 2013
  • Jayhawker RN Lecture Award, 2013
  • Emerald Literati Leadership in Health Services Outstanding Paper Award, 2013
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Chapter PhD Doctoral Award, 2012
  • Jayhawker RN Lecture Award, 2012
  • Ruth O. McKibben Alumni Doctoral Award, 2011
  • Eighth Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, 2011

Last modified: May 12, 2015


Jill Peltzer, Ph.D., APRN-CNS
Assistant Professor

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