Peggy Pelish, PhD, APRN-NP

Associate Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-6550



  • 1975, AS, UNMC
  • 1977, BSN, UNMC
  • 1982, MSN, UNMC
  • 1988, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Pelish is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Pelish received her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Pelish has a clinical background in pediatric intensive care and pediatric primary care.


Research Interests

  • Self-esteem in children
  • Family adaptation to children


Kotcherlakota S, Pelish, P., Hoffman, K., Kupyk, K. & Rejda, P. (2020). Augmented reality technology as a teaching strategy for learning pediatric asthma management: Mixed methods study. JMIR nursing. 3.1 (2020): e23963. Web.

Hanna, K., Kaiser, K., Brown, S.G., Campbell-Grossman, C., Fial, A., Ford, A., Hudson, D.B., Keeler, H., Moore, T., Nelson, A., Pelish, P., & Wilhelm, S. (2018). A scoping review of transitions, stress and adaptation among emerging adults, Advances in Nursing Science. 41(3), 203-215.

Chambers, H.E., Pelish, P., Qiu, F. & Florescu, D.F. (2017) Perioperative prophylaxis for total artificial heart transplants. Transplant Infectious Diseases, 49, 2169-2175.

Dalgas-Pelish, P. (2006). Effects of a self-esteem intervention program on school-age children. Pediatric Nursing, 32(4), 341-348.

Fiandt, K., Barr, K., Hille, G., Pelish, P., Hulme, P., Muhlbauer, S. & Burge, S. (2004).  Identifying clinical scholarship guidelines for faculty practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(3), 147-55.

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Primary care pediatric nurse practitioner.

Member of ANA.

Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Sigma Theta Tau.