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Jill N. Peltzer, PhD, APRN-CNS

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Associate Professor, School Of Nursing

Professional Background

Jill Peltzer, PhD, APRN-CNS is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. Peltzer teaches nursing theory and knowledge development and qualitative methodologies in the PhD program and theory for practice in the MS/DNP programs.

Dr. Peltzer's clinical background includes advanced practice (clinical nurse specialist) in pain management andamp; internal medicine, and neurology - epilepsy and dementias, and hematology/oncology. She also spent a year in South Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in HIV and substance abuse prevention.

Education and Training
  • PhD, University of Kansas-Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • MSN, University of Kansas-Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • BSN, University of Kansas-Medical Center



Dr. Peltzer's research focuses on addressing health inequities among populations who have been historically excluded, using patient and community engagement methods, and translating research to policy to address the structural issues that cause and perpetuate inequities..

Current Research and Grants
  • Breast Cancer Inequities among Black Americans: A Concept Mapping Study, Oncology Nursing Foundation, PI
  • Timsina, Muna., K., Peltzer, Jill., N., Pokharel, Yashashwi, Peterson, JoAnn., M., Schwartz, Lori., J., LeMaster, Joseph., W.. 2022. Understanding Medication Adherence in Bhutanese Refugees With Diabetes in a Midwestern City. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 33 (3), 324-333.
  • Page, R., L, Peltzer, J., N, Burdette, A., M, Hill, T., D. 2020. Religiosity and Health: A Holistic Biopsychosocial Perspective.. Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association, 38 (1), 89-101
  • Connelly, L., M, Peltzer, Jill., Nicole. 2016. Underdeveloped Themes in Qualitative Research: Relationship With Interviews and Analysis.. Clinical nurse specialist CNS, 30 (1), 52-57