Jennifer A. Obrecht, DNP, RN, PCNS-BC

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Director

Dr. Obrecht is a board certified Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of the Pediatric/Perinatal CNS program. Her areas of clinical practice earned research include pain management and stress relief for hospitalized children. Dr. Obrecht teaches courses in the second-degree nursing entry, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Current Area of Teaching

Dr. Obrecht teaches the Pediatric/Perinatal CNS didactic courses and is the Coordinator of the Maternal-child course for preNCLEX students.  She also teaches in the Palliative Care Certification program and coordinators maternal-child courses for the Pediatric Advanced Practice nursing students. Dr. Obrecht has taught evidence application and practicum courses in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Selected Honors & Awards
  • Standards Setting Committee and Content Expert Panel for Pediatric CNS Certification exam, ACCN
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau
  • Member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Selected Publications
  • Obrecht, J., Vincent, K., & Ryan, C. (2014). Implementation of evidence-based practice for pediatric pain assessment instrument. Clinical nurse specialist, accepted for publication
  • Obrecht, J. & Andreoni, V. (2010) Pain management in Children.  In Potts, N. & Mandelco B.  (eds.) Pediatric Nursing third edition Clifton Plains NY Delmar,