Jill Peltzer, Ph.D., APRN-CNS

Assistant Professor
BSN, University of Kansas
MS, University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas


Jill Peltzer, Ph.D., RN, APRN-CNS, is a clinical instructor in the undergraduate program. Prior to becoming a clinical instructor, she primarily worked in the acute care setting, ranging from neurology to hematology/oncology. Peltzer has also practiced in a CNS role in pain management and medicine. In 2002, she joined the Peace Corps and spent time in South Africa as an HIV/AIDS Capacity Builder, sparking a passion for population-based health, particularly in the context of vulnerable populations and health disparities.

Peltzer is developing a program of research focusing on HIV/AIDS and vulnerable women. She is currently developing a pilot study to test the fidelity of an in-home nursing intervention to decrease psychological distress and optimize self-care behaviors among young African-American HIV-infected women. Her dissertation research was a Heideggerian phenomenological study titled "Infected Lives: A Heideggerian Phenomenological Study of Young African American HIV-Positive Women." 

Peltzer is a co-director for the Dramatic Health Education Project: HIV/AIDS, a collaborative program between the Coterie Theatre, KU School of Nursing, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and the UMKC School of Public Health to provide comprehensive HIV/STD education to adolescents.

Select Publications and Presentations

  • Peltzer, J. N., Domian, E. W., & Teel, C. S. (2014). Infected Lives: Lived Experiences of Young African American HIV-Positive Women. Western Journal of Nursing ResearchPMID: 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., Domian, E., & Teel, C. (2012). Infected Lives: A Heideggerian Phenomenological Study of Young African American HIV-Positive Women. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, October 2012 at the Academy of Med/Surg Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Peltzer, J, Teel, CS (2010). The development of a comprehensive community health center in a rural community: A qualitative case study. Leadership in Health Services, 25(1), 52 - 61.
  • Peltzer, J. & Sousa, V. (2010). An examination of the relationships among selected personal factors, self-care agency and health promoting behaviors: A secondary data analysis. Poster Presentation, April 2010, at Midwest Nurses Research Society, Kansas City, KS.
  • Thompson, N.C., Peltzer, J., Connelly, L., Nowack, W., Osorio, I., Hammond, N., Kavalir, M.A. et al. (2010). Non-epileptic seizures: Support and education at time of diagnostic disclosure. Poster Presentation, April 2010, at Midwest Nurses Research Society, Kansas City, KS.
  • Connelly, L.M., Gartner, A., Miquelon, E., & Peltzer, J. (2010). A collaborative evidence-based practice project to reduce blood culture contamination. Poster Presentation, April 2010, at Midwest Nurses Research Society, Kansas City, KS.
  • Peltzer, J., Reagor, J., Weddle, G., Rattanavilai, P., Gharaibeh, B., & Connelly, L. (2008). A phenomenological study of nurses' grief experience for the dying patient. Podium Presentation at Kansas Nurses Research Exchange, Topeka, KS.
  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses
  • American Holistic Nurses Association
  • Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter
  • Transcultural Nursing Society 
Last modified: Dec 18, 2014

Contact

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

P: (913) 588-3396
jpeltzer2@kumc.edu

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