Jean Pelski

Jean Pelski '89, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Director, Doctor of Nursing
Practice Program Advanced Clinical Practice

Associate Professor

423C Berchmans Hall
413-265-2484 | pelskij@elms.edu

M.S., University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Dr. Pelski is a nurse educator, researcher and credentialed as a neonatal nurse practitioner.  Her areas of expertise in teaching include nursing research with a focus on evidence based practice, women's health and the childbearing family with particular emphasis on pediatric nursing.  Her research interests include women who have become pregnant after In-Vitro fertilization with respect to prenatal maternal attachment, postnatal infant attachment and newborn developmental behavior. She practices as a neonatal nurse practitioner with clinical expertise in the care and management of clinically ill newborns and their families, especially very premature infants, attends high-risk deliveries including neonatal transport, and on-call coverage to newborn nurseries.  She is an adjunct clinical faculty in pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine with preceptor responsibility for resident physicians and neonatal nurse practitioners.  Professional memberships include Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing, National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.