Jennifer Peterson

Jennifer Peterson




Jennifer Peterson is a board-certified clinical nurse specialist (CNS) with progressive experience in advanced nursing practice roles, focusing on the care of infants, children, and young adults and their families affected by heart disease. Her previous roles included bedside ICU nurse, clinical educator, population-based CNS, RN first assistant, unit-based CNS, and program director. Dr. Peterson is chair of the Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Committee for the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. She is also active in many other organizations including the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, and Consortium of Congenital Cardiac Care-Measurement of Nursing Practice (C4-MNP). Her clinical and research interests include health outcomes (biobehavioral, neurodevelopmental, and psychosocial) in infants and children with heart disease and interventions that support optimal outcomes, family-centered developmental care, and the influence of genetic conditions on long-term survival in children with heart disease.

Specialties and Expertise
  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Disabilities
  • Disparities
  • Education
  • Family
  • Genetics
  • Newborns
  • Pediatrics
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quality Improvement
  • Resilience/Stress Coping
  • Safety
  • School Health