Faculty & Staff Profile

Faculty/Staff Profile

Jill R. Reed, PhD, APRN-NP
Assistant Professor

Contact Information
UNMC College of Nursing - Kearney Division
Health Science Education Complex Room 233
2402 University Drive
Kearney, NE 68849-4510
tel: (308) 865-8150
E-Mail: jrreed@unmc.edu

Dr. Reed is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing - Kearney Division. She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing, Masters of Nursing Degree and PhD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her nursing background is in medical-surgical nursing. In addition, she is a Family Nurse Practitioner working in urgent care.


  • Dr. Reed currently teaches in the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Dr. Reed has taught medical-surgical nursing in both the classroom and clinical setting in the undergraduate program.


  • Provider of primary care and urgent care as a Family Nurse Practitioner


  • Dr. Reed’s research focuses on motivation to lose weight in overweight and obese adults living in rural areas.

Professional Service/Recognition

  • Dr. Reed received the award for best podium presentation at the Seattle Nursing Research Consortium in 2015.
  • Dr. Reed received the UNMC College of Nursing Dean’s Award for MNRS Research Poster Presentation in 2014.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Nebraska Nurse Practitioners
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Nurses Association
  • UNMC CON Alumni Association Board member and chair of Awards Committee from 2001-2005.