Faculty Experts - Michelle M. Kelly, PhD, CRNP

Faculty Experts - Michelle M. Kelly, PhD, CRNP

Michelle M. Kelly, PhD, CRNP
Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:

  • Pediatrics
  • Premature births 
  • Neonatal nursing
  • Children and families
     

Summary

As the survival rate for premature births has increased over the past few decades, new challenges have arisen with managing the potential life-long health problems associated with premature birth. Dr. Michelle Kelly has extensive experience working in neonatal intensive care units and has dedicated much of her research to better understanding the long-term health effects of premature birth. As a pediatric nurse practitioner, she can also speak more generally to her experiences in caring for children and the common maladies that result to a trip to the doctor’s office including concussion, varying illnesses, and injury.

Education

  • Ph.D., Villanova University  
  • M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.N., Villanova University

Selected Professional Experience

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Visiting Nursing Association Children’s Health Center and Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Main Line Health Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Adjunct clinical faculty at University of Pennsylvania College of Nursing

Selected Publications

  • Kelly, MM (2016) National perspective of health outcomes of 8- to 11-year-old children born prematurely and their full-term peers. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
  • Kelly, MM (2016) Children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease: A population at risk for more than just kidney disease. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 43(1).
  • Kelly, MM (2015) Educational implications of preterm birth: A National sample of 8- to 11-year-old children born prematurely. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, epub.
  • McKeever, A & Kelly, MM (2015) Growing up with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 40(1), 8-15.
  • Boyle, L., Kelly, MM, Reynolds, K et al. (2015) The school-age child with congenital heart disease. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 40(1), 16-23.
  • Cantrell, MA. & Kelly, MM (2014) Health-related quality of life for chronically ill children. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, published 40(1), 24-31.
  • Kelly, MM (2013) Assessment of Life after Prematurity in 9- to 10-year old children. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 39(1), 26-32.
  • Kelly. MM (2012) Life after prematurity: Special health care needs, working memory, and health-related quality of life among 9- to 11-year-old children born prematurely. Villanova University. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
  • Kelly, MM (2012) Comparison of Functional Status of 8-to 12-year old children born prematurely: An Integrative Review of Literature, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(4), 299-309.

Grants

  • Villanova University, Center for Nursing Research, Research Support Funding
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Nu Chapter, Research Support Funding
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Nu Chapter, Doctoral Research Support Funding
  • Journal of Pediatric Health Care Leah Harrison Excellence in Clinical Writing

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