Jeana Holt, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, APNP

Jeana Holt, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, APNP
Clinical Assistant Professor; Family Nurse Practitioner
jmholt@uwm.eduCunningham Hall 645/211N
Clinical Assistant Professor; Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Holt has worked as a family nurse practitioner serving vulnerable populations since 2005. During her DNP residency, at the Institute for Urban Health Partnerships (IUHP), she conducted multi-method research on the Adult Wellness Class at the House of Peace Community Center. The results of her research demonstrated the Adult Wellness Class empowers community residents to engage in healthful behaviors and provides communal support to the participants.

In her current practice at the UWM House of Peace Community Nursing Center and two near-by free clinics, Dr. Holt practices within the Lundeen Community-based Primary Health Care Nursing Center Model (Lundeen, 1993). In this model, Dr. Holt partners with clients to identify their unique strengths and challenges, and helps clients to recognize how these factors influence their health. Dr. Holt also enjoys precepting nurse practitioner students and is passionate about demonstrating how to provide high quality health care with limited resources.


Academic Fellowship T32HP10030 Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WIsconsin
MSN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BSN Winona State University Winona, Minnesota

Awards & Honors

Recipient of the Milton and Joan Morris Graduate Scholarship .
Recipient of the UWM College of Nursing Advanced Education Traineeship UWM College of Nursing.
Women's Studies Research Paper Award UWM Women's Studies.
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Eta Nu ChapterPromoting Scholarship for the Building Bridges 2017 Conference (2017, September 26) Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Eta Nu Chapter.
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Eta Nu Chapter, Mentorship Award (2017, May) Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Eta Nu Chapter.
Omaha System Board Member (2017, April 15) The Omaha System.
First Place Poster Presentation (2013, May) Building Bridges to Research-Based Nursing Practice.
Graduate Assistantship: Harriet H. Werley Research Faculty Award (2012) UWM College of Nursing.
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nurses Induction (1997) .

Intellectual Contributions

Holt, J. M., Cusatis, R., Asan, O., Williams, J., Nukuna, S., Flynn, K. E., Moore, J., and Crotty, B. H. “Incorporating patient-generated contextual data into care: Clinician perspectives using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Science.” Healthcare (Amsterdam).
Holt, J. M., Meurer, J. R., Williams, K., and Sparapani, R. Clinicians' perceptions of a population health initiative to improve blood pressure screening. 29.Suppl. 1 Ethnicity & Disease, 2019: 217.
Holt, Jeana M. “Patient experience in primary care: A systematic review of CG-CAHPS surveys.” Journal of Patient Experience 6.2 (2019): 93-102.
Holt, Jeana M., Johnson, Teresa S., and Zabler, Bev. “Engaging African American women in community-based health promotion programs: Key informant recommendations.” Journal of Community Health Nursing 35.3 (2018): 137-147.
Holt, Jeana, Zabler, Bev, and Baisch, Mary J. “Evidence-based characteristics of nurse-managed health centers for quality and outcomes.” Nursing Outlook 62.6 (2014): 428-439.


Holt, Jeana. “An Evaluation of a Culturally-Sensitive Lifestyle Modification Program in a Community Nursing Center.” 15th Annual Building Bridges to Research-Based Nursing Practice. Milwaukee, WI. .
Holt, Jeana, Mitchell, Julie, Williams, Katie, Fangman, John, and Stadter, Greg. “Screening for and Control of Hypertension in Primary and Specialty Care.” Society of General Internal Medicine 2017 Midwest Regional Meeting. Chicago, IL. September 2017.
Holt, Jeana M.“Transforming Data to Wisdom: Nurse-Led Community Clinics.” Omaha System International Conference. Eagan, MN. April 2017.
Holt, Jeana M., Zabler, Bev, Welch, Gina, and Camenga, Elizabeth. “Emerging Trends in Nursing Education.” National Nursing Center Consortium Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. November 2016.
Zabler, Bev, and Holt, Jeana. “The Journey of Practice Transformation in Low-Resource Settings.” Innovation Day: Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. Baltimore, MD. May 2016.
Holt, Jeana. “Evidence-based Characteristics of Nurse Managed Health Centers for Quality and Outcomes.” National Nursing Center Consortium. . 2012.