Jeana Holt, DNP, FNP-BC, RN

Jeana Holt, DNP, FNP-BC, RN

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.


BSN, Winona State University
MSN, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Other, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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

First Place Poster Presentation
Building Bridges to Research-Based Nursing Practice
May 2013

Graduate Assistantship: Harriet H. Werley Research Faculty Award
UWM College of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nurses Induction

Intellectual Contributions

Jeana Holt,  Bev Zabler,  Mary Jo Baisch,  Evidence-based characteristics of nurse-managed health centers for quality and outcomes, Nursing Outlook


  1. Event:
    Presenter: Jeana Holt
  2. An Evaluation of a Culturally-Sensitive Lifestyle Modification Program in a Community Nursing Center
    Event: 15th Annual Building Bridges to Research-Based Nursing Practice
    Presenter: Jeana Holt
  3. Evidence-based Characteristics of Nurse Managed Health Centers for Quality and Outcomes
    Event: National Nursing Center Consortium
    Presenter: Jeana Holt