Lauren Petersen, DNP, MPH, APRN, CPNP-PC

Clinical Assistant Professor
Lauren Petersen


Office Phone
Office Address

6-138C Weaver Densford
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Clinical Assistant Professor


DNP, University of Minnesota

MN, University of Minnesota

MPH, University of Minnesota

BS, University of Wisconsin

Licensures and Certifications

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Minnesota Board of Nursing
Registered Nurse, State of Minnesota Board of Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)-Primary Care, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

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Biographical Summary

Dr. Petersen is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.  She brings a unique combination of experience and expertise in microbiology, public health, and pediatric nursing. Dr. Petersen’s teaching responsibilities in the Pediatric DNP programs includes development of innovative, active teaching strategies and DNP project advising.    

Dr. Petersen also maintains a pediatric primary care practice and precepts nurse practitioner students in this setting.  Dr. Petersen is committed to evidence-based care grounded in public health perspectives and is dedicated to fostering students' development in clinic practice and scholarly pursuits.


Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2015-Present
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners(NAPNAP), MN Chapter Secretary, 2015-2018


Selected Publications

Petersen, L. & Gingerich, S. (In Press).  Professionalism.  In D. Schadewald (Ed.), Zaccagnini & White's Core Competencies for Advanced Practice Nursing: A Guide for DNPs (5th Ed., pp. 257-294). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Bradley, C. S., Flaten, C., Muehlbauer, M., Woll, A., Clark, L., Benbenek, M., Delkoski, S., Donnelly, J., Friedrich, C., Geiger-Simpson, E., Petersen, L., Peterson, B., Ruud, M., & Smith, S.  (2022). Engaging Standardized Patients in Nursing Education. In P. Jeffries (Ed.), Clinical simulations in nursing:  Advanced concepts, trends, and opportunities, (2nd, pp. 210-225). Wolters Kluwer


Selected Presentations

Petersen, L. "Active Learning: Pediatric Virtual Simulation", Ideas for Active Learning, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 30, 2020