Jill Pitz, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Pitz is a native of Sioux City, Iowa who graduated from Augustana University with a B.A.N. in 2005, and a M.S.N from Briar Cliff University in 2014. She worked 10 years as a Registered Nurse at Sanford Medical Center in Pulmonary, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. She received her Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from Briar Cliff University in May 2019 and works part time as a Family Nurse Practitioner at South Dakota Urban Indian Health and Falls Community Health. 

Pitz joined the nursing faculty in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Sioux Falls where she teaches a variety of courses including Medical Surgical Nursing, Gerentological Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, and Senior Capstone. Her previous teaching experience includes being a formal and informal preceptor, as well as a clinical instructor and adjunct professor for the University of Sioux Falls School of Nursing. 

Pitz lives in Brandon with her husband Brock and 3 children, Lizzy, Elly, & Caleb. 


  • B.S., Nursing, Augustana College, 2005
  • M.S.N., Nursing Education, Briar Cliff University, 2014
  • Post Master's Certificate in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Briar Cliff University, 2019

Courses Taught

  • NUR 333 - Gerontological Nursing
  • NUR 432 - Mental Health Nursing
  • NUR 424 - Public Health Nursing
  • NUR 431 - Nursing Capstone
  • NUR342 - Medical Surgical Nursing

Professional Memberships

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing




Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota
National Alliance on Mental Illness
American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Scholarships and Creative Work

  • Pitz, J. (2014). Predicting Student Success in an Associate of Science in Nursing Program; Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Condon, B.B., Grimsley, C., Knaack, L., Pitz, J., & Stehr, H. (July 2015). The Art of Service Learning. Nursing Science Quarterly, 28 (3), 195- 200.

Service/Volunteer Work

Scholarship of Integration and Service

Registered Nurse in South Dakota and Minnesota

Certified Public Health Nurse in Minnesota

Sioux Falls Live Well Big Squeeze Taskforce

Hayward Thrive Taskforce

ATI Champion for USF Nursing Program


Formal Preceptor | Sanford Medical Center    2007-2015

Epic Super User (Electronic Health Record Trainer) | Sanford Medical Center              2011-2014 

Volunteer in KATG (Kids at the Gate)| Church at the Gate

Served at the Banquet with Church at the Gate

Serve alongside students with the Center of Hope; Sioux Falls, SD

Volunteer in daughter’s classroom at Robert Bennis Elementary; Brandon, SD            

University Service

Traditional Nursing Admissions Committee Member, 2017-Present

Nursing Faculty, Curriculum and Assessment Committees

Student Development Committee, 2018-Present

Committee for Liberal Arts Education, 2016-2018

Regular participation on Campus Visit Days, Recruiting, New Student Registration Days