Phyllis Powell Pelt, MS, RN
Clinical Instructor Emertius
Department of Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Pelt is involved in participatory research with Association of Public Health Nurse Educators (APHNE) in the recruitment and retention of gifted and talented minorities.
Teaching / Learning
Phyllis Pelt's teaching expertise is in the area of school health and school nurse leadership. She has been noted for developing creative learning experiences with positive outcomes in non-traditional clinical settings.
Service / Practice
Phyllis Pelt has been the Urban Health Program liaison for her department (PMA) since 1999 and serves as a delegate for the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Last year, she was greatly honored to be chosen as the first Outstanding School Nurse Educator by the National Association of School Nurses. This recognition led her to the University of the West Indies as an external reviewer of their first BSN program that included school nurse curriculum adapted from the UIC online school nurse course work. She was energized by the desire of others to focus on reducing health disparities in the school-aged population. Her desire to work with others to empower children and young people to prevent health problems by making positive lifestyle choices every day has been increased.
Her husband, adult daughters, son-in-laws, elderly parents, siblings, grandchildren and Christian friends are a regular source of encouragement as she continues on the journey toward making a difference in how school nurses are utilized and how others view the career of nursing.