Jonas Scholar Directory

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Nowai Keleekai

Columbia University

Kristin Keller , MS, AOCNS, ACRN

Saint Louis University

I am a second year PhD student at Saint Louis University School of Nursing. My area of interest is oncology. For my dissertation, I am planning to use a mixed methods design to study the practices of oncology nurses with regard to addressing smoking cessation amongst patients with a cancer diagnosis. I completed my BSN at the University of Virginia (2006) and received and MS from the University of California San Francisco (2010).…

Mary Kellgren , MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Molly Kellgren MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE currently works for the National League for Nursing as the Project Manager for the Accelerating to Practice program. She was formerly an Assistant Professor and Manager of the Nursing Applied Learning Lab at St. Catherine University in Minneapolis, MN. As a participant in the highly competitive NLN Leadership Program for Simulation Educators, Molly led a team focused on the design and implementation of a simulation faculty development toolkit.…

Michelle Kellywood Yazzie

University of New Mexico

Kathleen Kennedy , MSN, RN, PHN

Azusa Pacific University

Kathleen Kennedy is a PhD in Nursing student at Azusa Pacific University (APU). Ms. Kennedy earned a BSN degree and Public Health Nurse certificate also from APU. From California State University Fullerton, she earned a MSN in Nursing Leadership & Administration with a concentration in nursing education. During that time, she was named a MSN GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) Fellow.…

Terri Khan

University of Nebraska Medical Center

I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner completing my DNP. I have been a psychiatric nurse since 1988. I have had the privilege of working in multiple states, multiple levels of care and with patients through out the life span. I have 22 years of psychiatric nursing leadership experience. My highest achievement was to be the Operations Leader of Behavioral Health Services providing nursing supervision for inpatient, residential beds, and partial hospitalization programs in a multi facility organization.…

Jason Kiernan

Wayne State University

As an RN for nearly 20 years, and a nurse practitioner for nearly nine, I bring to my doctoral studies many years of practice in urban healthcare settings. As a new doctoral student, my area of interest is cancer symptomatology; more specifically, I am interested in investigating neutraceuticals and their effect on the symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment.…

Mara Killen

Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing

I began my interest in caring for women as a research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania running clinical trials designed to better the health of women. Eventually, desiring more responsibility and the credentials to manage patient care independently, I felt that becoming an NP specializing in women’s health would further that goal. To accomplish this I completed an accelerated BSN and Master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania.…

Jacqueline Killian

Uniformed Services University

Lt Col Jacqueline Killian was commissioned in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, August 1991, and was assigned to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Brook Army Medical Center. She served as staff nurse, charge nurse, grief counselor and transport team member. Upon completing her first tour, she left the Army and worked five years in the civilian sector as a NICU staff nurse, a disability case manager, and an outpatient clinic staff nurse at Malmstrom Air Force Base.…

Alyssa Killion ,PMHNP

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Alyssa Killion, MSN, APN received her ASN from Harcum Junior College and her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing. While pursuing these degrees she worked in both psychiatric and women’s health fields. Upon receiving her BSN, she pursued a MSN at Rutgers University where she was awarded an ANEE Fellowship and graduated in 2012 from the family psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner program.…

Imshin Kim ,BLS, ACLS, CCRN

Uniformed Services University

I have 14+ years of nursing experience includes critical care, diabetes and hemodialysis patients’ care in civilian nursing include military nursing. I earned my BSN at University of New York and currently I am taking DNP/FNP in Uniformed Services University as Army active personnel. I am a member of the American Nurses Association-Military, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and 38th Parallel Nurse Society.…

Jennifer Kim

New York University

Andrea King , BSN, RN, CCRN

University of Maryland

Andrea King, BSN, RN, CCRN is from Orange County, Virginia. She is currently a BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner student at the University of Maryland. She is also pursing her Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Certificate at the University of Maryland. Andrea completed her BSN at the University of Virginia where she was a Sonja Hoel-Perkins scholar and was very actively involved in several leadership positions, including a position on the State Board of Directors for the Virginia Nursing Students Association.…

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Teresa King , MSN, APRN, ANP-c, GNP-BC, FNP-BC

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Teresa D. King, MSN, ANP-c, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Ms. King is a current, 2018-2020, Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar. Her DNP project topic is Community-Based Care and focuses on outcomes of telehealth care, specifically patient access, chronic disease management, and patient satisfaction. For the last 11 years, she has served as a nurse practitioner in primary care at the Veterans Administration in St.…

Susan Kioko ,NP, PCCN

Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

My name is Susan Kioko. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and mothered by a registered nurse. Trained as a nurse in Kenya, my mother left the hospital wards soon after graduation and went into the community with her practice. She opened two donation-based clinics in poor, underserved communities, recruiting the financial support for basic health supplies and medication.…

Holly Kirkland-Walsh

University of California, San Francisco

Amanda Kirkpatrick , MSN, RN-BC

Villanova University

Amanda Kirkpatrick, MSN, RN-BC currently works as an assistant professor in the undergraduate nursing program at her alma mater, Creighton University (BSN, 2005), where she has worked since obtaining her MSN in nursing education from Clarkson College in December 2012. Her previous work experience was in the area of Burn/ICU clinical nursing (3 years) and staff development (4 years) at Nebraska Medicine.…

Michelle Kirwan , MSN, RN, CRNP, CNE, CHSE

The Catholic University of America

Michelle Kirwan is a current Ph.D. student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Her dissertation work focuses on the acceptance and use of technology to improve health in patients with heart failure. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Towson University in Towson, Maryland primarily teaching adult health courses and is actively engaged in simulation education.…

Barbara Kitchener ,CCRN

Seton Hall University

I am enrolled in the PhD Nursing Program at Seton Hall University. My dissertation topic is Spiritual Care in Acute Care Nursing, and concerns preparing nurses to provide spiritual care. I plan to continue conducting research in the area of spiritual care as it applies to community health and various populations such as the elderly, healthcare providers, and nursing students.…

Julie Kittelsrud ,CNP

South Dakota State University

Julie Kittelsrud is currently working towards her PhD in Nursing through South Dakota State University in Sioux Falls, SD. She works as a nurse practitioner for the Avera Research Institute and Avera Institute for Human Genetics, where she is involved in programs and research related to pharmacogenetic evaluations for the Avera health system. Her PhD research is related to shift work and circadian desynchronization in type 1 diabetics who work shifts.…