Jill Peltzer, PhD, RN, APRN

Assistant Professor
BSN, University of Kansas
MS, University of Kansas
PhD, University of Kansas


Jill Peltzer, PhD, 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; Dr. Peltzer has also practiced in a CNS role in pain management and medicine. In 2002, Dr. Peltzer 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.

Dr. 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". Dr. Peltzer is a co-director for the Dramatic Health Education Project: HIV/AIDS, a collaborative program between the Coterie Theatre, KU SON, UMKC SOM, and UMKC SoPH to provide comprehensive HIV/STD education to adolescents.

Publications and Poster/Podium Presentations:

  1. 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.

  2. Thompson, NC, Connelly, L, Peltzer, J, Nowack, WJ, Hamera, E, & Hunter, EE (In Press). Psychogenci non-epileptic seizures (PNES): A pilot study of a brief educational intervention. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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 

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Last modified: Mar 24, 2014

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Jill Peltzer, PhD, RN, APRN
Assistant Professor

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

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