Kelli Kramer-Jackman, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
BSN, Graceland University
MS, University of Kansas
Health Professions Educator Certificate, University of Kansas
PhD in Nursing, University of Kansas

Kelli Kramer-Jackman, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, joined the KU School of Nursing as a part-time clinical assistant professor in 2007 and started a full-time teaching position in Fall 2008. Her prior work experience includes a position as a family nurse practitioner, and a surgical/ neurosurgical critical care nurse.

In fall of 2004, Dr. Kramer-Jackman completed an internship with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC. During this internship, she participated in: developing criteria for selecting proposals for an indigenous populations grant; selecting journal articles for publication in the PAHO journal; developing a Web site for nursing and midwifery services; a proposal fora small projects grant; and gathering data for the mapping of the nursing and midwifery profile in the Americas.

In 2007, Dr. Kramer-Jackman was selected for the PhD Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership from the University of Kansas Nurses Alumni Association. In 2009, she was awarded the Clinical Faculty Research Grant, which funded the Online Weight and Tension Study with co-research Dr. Popkess-Vawter. The study involved instrument development of three computerized tension measures to assess overeating, skipped exercise, and poor self-esteem for use with weight management patients. Currently Dr. Kramer-Jackman is working on a study with Dr.s Warren and Brixey entitled A Systematic Assessment of Web 2.0 Technologies for Online Students Study.

 Dr. Kramer-Jackman's research interests include:

  • Technology-delivered instrument development for healthcare including EHR quality measures and indicators
  • Bariatric patient care focusing on prevention of hospital-bed falls and injuries
  • Teaching technologies to improve learning experiences with on-line healthcare students

Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • International Reversal Theory Society
  • Kansas Center for Nursing Scholarship and Leadership
  • Kansas University Alumni
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • National Association of Bariatric Nurses
  • National League of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Chapter

Research Scholarship

  • Kramer-Jackman, K., & Kramer, D. (2010). Bariatric hospital bed safety and selection. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care. 5(1). Doi: 10.1089/bar.2009.9942

  • Kramer, K. L. (2007) Psychometric analysis of three tension scales in rural telehealth setting for weight management practice. UMI: 1-344.

  • Al Omari, H., Kramer, K., Hronek C., & Rempusheski, V. (2005). Rituals and Rules in the Wheat Valley Assisted Living Culture. The Journal of Gerontologic Nursing, 31,9-16

  • Kramer, K., Luder, M., & Popkess-Vawter, S. (2004). Nursing practice mailed client surveys as a source of evidence-based data. World Practitioner News, 9,9-11.

  • Kramer, K.L. (2004). WOC nurses as advocates for morbidly obese patients: A case study promoting the use of bariatric beds. The Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, 31, 379-387.

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Last modified: Apr 22, 2013


Kelli Kramer-Jackman, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

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