Houston NAPNAP Member Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Peck

Posted 4 months ago by Bonnie Lanternier

Jessica Peck DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN Professor of Nursing, Baylor University President, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Lead Medical Consultant, UnBound Houston Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year, 2019-2020 Regional Team Leader, Grassroots Advocacy Ambassadors, Texas Nurse Practitioners Founding Chair, Alliance for Children in Trafficking, NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth

Dr. Jessica Peck is an expert pediatric nurse practitioner and anti-trafficking advocate who provides innovative, visionary, and award-winning leadership to develop and lead inclusive and diverse interprofessional teams to provide outcomes of high-quality health care. Dr. Peck is a recognized and published national expert about human trafficking. She served as founding Chair of the Alliance for Children in Trafficking, a national campaign of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Partners for Vulnerable Youth, where she worked with other national organizations to equip healthcare professionals to combat human trafficking of children and advocates for other vulnerable youth populations. Dr. Peck worked with the Office of Trafficking in Persons to help create a set of core competencies for health care professionals caring for trafficked individuals. She serves as the Lead Medical Consultant for UnBound Houston and helped create a statewide continuing education and pass legislation mandating CE for all direct care providers in Texas. Dr. Peck is currently a Professor of Nursing at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas. She holds active credentials as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Nurse Educator, and a Clinical Nurse Leader.

Dr. Peck has been practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for more nearly 20 years in primary care environments. Dr. Peck travels nationally to speak on the use of technology in nursing education and practice, including health impacts of social media use by teens. As both a nurse practitioner and a mother of four children, she has a special interest in educating and equipping families to promote positive physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. She is an accomplished author of clinical articles for peer-reviewed journals, a regular contributor for parenting magazines and a frequent guest on radio and television to promote the health of children.

Follow her on Facebook and Twitter: @DrPeckPNP and on Instagram @dr.nurse.mama