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Jennifer Peterson, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Jennifer Peterson
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Acute/Critical Care
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Disparities
  • Education
  • Family
  • Genetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality Improvement
  • Safety
  • Social Determinants of Health/Poverty


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 serves on the board of directors for the Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses and is vice chair of the Pediatric Nursing Committee for the American Heart Association's Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.