Jessica Spruit, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, BMTCN

Jessica Spruit, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, BMTCN

Assistant Professor (Clinical), Graduate Specialty Coordinator, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care Specialty

258 Cohn

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By appointment 

Jessica Spruit, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, BMTCN


  • BSN - Michigan State University
  • MSN - Rush University 
  • DNP - Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests

  • Role/utilization of palliative care services in pediatric oncology
  • Adolescents and young adults with advanced cancer


Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Selected Publications

Spruit, J.L., Knight, T., Sweeney, C., Salimnia, H., & Savasan, S.  (2020).  Clostridium difficile infection in a children's hospital with specific patterns among pediatric oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation populations.  Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.  doi: 10.1080/08880018.2019.1711473

Sedig, L.K., Spruit, J.L., Paul, T.K., Cousino, M.K., Pituch, K., & Hutchinson, R.  (2019). Experiences at the end of life from the perspective of bereaved parents: Results of a qualitative focus group study.  American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Spruit, J. L. (2019). CE: Hematologic childhood cancers: An evidence-based review.  American Journal of Nursing, 119(12), 34-44.

Rayner, P., Spruit, J. L., Chu, R., Yankelevich, M., Henry, M., Ravindranath, Y., & Savasan, S.  (2019).  Role of initiating supportive care preceding veno-occlusive disease diagnosis following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, 41(6), e395-3401.

Weaver, MS, Mooney-Doyle, K, Patterson Kelly K, Montgomery, K, Newman, AR, Fortney, C, … Spruit, JL, … Hinds, PS. (2019) Benefits and burdens of pediatric palliative care and end-of-life research: A systematic review. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 22(8), 915-926.

Spruit, J. L. (2019). Hematology and immunology systems. In M. C. Slota (Ed.), Pediatric high acuity, progressive, and critical care nursing, (3rd ed, pp. 585-666). New York, NY: Springer.

Spruit, J. L. (2018).  We remember them, too.  American Journal of Nursing, 118(7), 72. 

Spruit, J. L., & Prince-Paul, M.  (2018).  Palliative care services in pediatric oncology.  Annals of Palliative Medicine. doi: 10.21037/apm2018.05.04

Spruit, J. L., Fagoaga, O., & Savasan, S. (2018). Donor cell chimerism evaluation in cerebrospinal fluid by short tandem repeat analysis following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Human Immunology, 79, 537-538. doi: 10.1016/j.humimm.2018.04.001

Spruit, J. L., Bell, C. J., Toly, V., & Prince-Paul, M. (2018). Knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors related to palliative care delivery among pediatric oncology health care providers. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 35(4), 247-256. doi: 10.1177/1043454218764885.

Weaver, M. S., Bell, C. J., Diver, J. L., Jacobs, S., Lyon, M. E., Mooney-Doyle, K., ... Hinds, P. S. (2018). Surprised by benefit in pediatric palliative care research. Cancer Nursing, 41(1), 86-87.


Courses Taught

NUR 2995: Special Topics in Foundations of Professional Nursing
NUR 7030: Advanced Physical Assessment
NUR 7207: Advanced Pediatric Pharmacology
NUR 7225: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care, and Management I
NUR 7226: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care, and Management II
NUR 7227: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care, and Management III


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