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JoAnn M Peterson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
School of Nursing

BSN, Kansas Newman University
Advanced Certificate in Women’s Health, University of Texas at Dallas
MS Nursing, Graceland University
DNP, University of Kansas


  • KU faculty since 2006
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Duke Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program Alumna

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Master of Science
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 801 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • NRSG 809 - Health Promotion and Complementary Therapeutics
  • NRSG 914 - Primary Care I: Family Health
  • NRSG 915 - Primary Care II: Family Health
  • NRSG 916 - Primary Care Practicum I: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NRSG 917 - Primary Care Practicum II: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NRSG 918 - Primary Care Practicum III: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • NRSG 980 - DNP Project

Select Publications 

  • Peterson, J. M. (2011). Identifying strategies to enhance successful patient transition to ongoing primary health care from an emergency department referral (DNP Capstone Project, submitted, not published).
  • Peterson, J. M., & Virden, M. (2013) Improving diabetic foot care in a nurse managed safety net practice. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 25 (5), 263-271. PMID: 24170568

Select Presentations

  • Peterson, J. (2012). Transition to Adult Care for Youth with a Chronic Illness :  Reproductive Considerations. Webinar: KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center
  • Peterson, J. (May 1, 2013). Scholarship of Teaching Quality Improvement: Support for the 21st Century Health System, Real-Life Application
  • Peterson, J. (Sept 18, 2013). Improving Access to Ongoing Primary Care for Vulnerable Patients in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Presented at KU Hospital Nursing Research Council EBP Symposium Sept. 18, 2013
  • Peterson, J. (March, 2014). Identifying Strategies to Enhance Successful Patient Transition to Ongoing Primary Health Care from an Emergency Department Referral. Presented at the Spring Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chapter Meeting
  • Peterson, J. (Oct, 2015). An Introduction of Knowledge Translation in Clinical Practice. Presented at October Scholarship of Teaching Series. University of Kansas Medical Center.
  • Peterson, J. (April 26, 2018). Using Enabling Services to Prevent Lower Extremity Infections, Hospitalizations, & Amputations in a Safety Net Clinic. Presented at a HRSA Town Hall Webinar April 26, 2018.
Last modified: Apr 14, 2021


JoAnn M Peterson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

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