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Michelle D.

Kelly RN, FNP, DNP(c)

Tel (707) 498 7773 Email:


School Nurse Program: Sacramento State University, 2003

Masters in Nursing: FNP Program, University of Washington, 1989

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Humboldt State University, 1985

Professional Experience

Faculty, BSN & MN Programs

University of San Francisco, AY 08-09. Supervised 10 BSN students in 1st semester CH, 5th semester
integrated Community-Mental Health course, placements are residential dual diagnosis program and
inpatient rotation at John Muir Behavioral Center. Teaching MN/CNL students Epidemiology and 2nd
semester Health Promotion Course.
BSN Faculty
Humboldt State University, Arcata CA continued appointments since 1991.
Courses: Community/Public Health Nursing, Capstone-Outcomes, Advanced Health Assessment,
Stress & Wellness, Geriatrics Lab, Pathophysiology, Women’s Health & Body Politics.

Coordinator Care Transition Program

St Joseph’s Health System 2007-08. Pilot program with faculty as preceptor & coordinator of BSN
students home/phone visiting clients and care givers post hospital discharge.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Mad River Rural Health Clinic, Trinity Co., Student Health Center, HSU, Arcata CA
Planned Parenthood, Eureka CA. Fill-in and part-time positions

Medical Coordinator
Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders),16 overseas missions since 1997

Curriculum and Program Development

 Community / Public Health Nursing Curriculum and Content Expert 2000-2008

 Incorporated ATI into BSN program, evaluated and improved results since 2000
 Wrote American Holistic Nursing Association re-certification report 2005
 Wrote and implemented new course curriculum for Outcomes-Capstone 2000-2007

 Co-wrote and awarded a $50,000 grant from California Health Care Foundation 2007

 Initiated a student run, hospital sponsored, community based Care Transitions Project

 Insure compliance with BRN, agency policies, managed agency- university contracts
 Coordinated and increased the number of community placements
 Blackboard and Moodle certification, basic literacy of web CT

Community Health Cut Score Study & Test Item Writing,
Assessment Technology Institute, Kansas MO, 2008

Public Health Trainer, Populations in Danger Course.

Montreal, Canada. 2004 to 2007

Training Resources Group, State Department,

Washington DC, 1997 & 1998

Trained Field Staff in Emergency Response, International Medical Corps,

Africa, 1995-1997

Interaction / US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Pilot Course:

Health in Complex Emergencies, 1995 & 1997

Certificates & Licenses

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, ANA/AACC, 1989

Public Health Nurse Certificate, CA 1985

Registered Nurse License, CA 1984

Advanced Training
Student in Doctorate of Nursing Practice program
USF Teaching Fellowship, May 2008
Post masters nursing education coursework, Sonoma State University 2008
Leadership Course; Cascadia, Arcata, CA, 2006
Advanced Pharmacology, San Diego CA, 2004
Response to Epidemics; MSF & EpiCenter. Paris, France, 2003
Intensive Course on Health and Human Rights;
Boston School of Public Health & Harvard University, 2002
Health Emergencies in Large Populations Certificate;
International Committee of the Red Cross. Honolulu HI, 1996
Certificate of Community Health and Tropical Medicine;
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, UK. 1993
Posters/ Presentations / Research / Publications / Awards
Kelly M. & Starr T. (2008). Caring for the Community: Humboldt State University nursing
students transition patients from hospital to home. Advance for Nurses 5(18),12-14.

Poster presentations:
• Annual Medical/Surgical Conference. San Francisco CA., Improving Discharge
Outcomes with Care Transitions. April 2008.
• Mosby Faculty Development Conference. San Francisco CA. Successfully Facilitating
Client Transitions While Fostering the Educational Experience for Senior Level BSN Students.
January 2008.
• Nursing Economics Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. A Student Run, Faculty Coordinated,
Hospital Sponsored Community Health Program. November 2007

Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Humboldt State University Arcata CA, 2007

Rapid Nutritional Survey, Sample of Displaced Children Under Five,

Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Paris, France, 2001

Assessment of International Medical Evacuations of Kosovar Refugees from Macedonia.

Lancet December 11 1999

Watery Diarrhea in Under Five’s and Sanitation Conditions Kosovar Refugee’s, Macedonia,
Medecins Sans Frontieres, Amsterdam, Holland, 1999

Panelist: Impact of War on Public Health, Doctors without Borders at American Public Health
Association Annual Conference, November 1998

Presentation: Perspectives on Culturally Diverse Clients in the Primary Health Care Setting.
Family Nurse Practitioner students, University of CA San Francisco, June 1998

Presentation: Maternal Child Health Survey: Cluster Design Used With Sudanese Displaced
Persons. East African Agra Khan Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya, 1994

Published Book Review: Danger Signs and Symptoms. HomeHealthcare Nurse, June 1993

Women Helping Women Award, presented by Women's Philanthropic League Humboldt

Chapter, 1990

Southeast Asian Refugees Parent's Experience with Barriers to Pediatric Emergency Care, Masters
Thesis. University of Washington, Seattle WA, June 1989
International Service
Medecins Sans Frontieres Missions
Exploratory Team, Karamoja Region, Uganda Dec 2006-Jan 2007
Assessed rural district to determine immediate health needs in drought and forced disarmament.
Medical Coordinator, Islamabad, Pakistan Dec 2005-Jan 2006
Managed program direction, human resources, drugs and medical supplies in multiple projects in different
regions of Pakistan. Support to Kashmir earthquake relief program.
Therapeutic Feeding Center Nurse, Galcayo, Somalia Dec 2004-Jan 2005
Coordinated care to 60 bed intensive feeding center with expansive catchment area in conflict zone.
Challenges included early weaning practices, late admissions, many less than 55% weight for height.
Nutritional Team, Emergency Program, Lira District, Northern Uganda Dec 2003-Jan 2004
Set up and managed clinics & nutrition centers for displaced Ugandan children in conflict area.
Project Coordinator, No Man’s Land, Jordan – Iraq Border Camps May- July 2003
Coordinated health and psychological services for small population of Kurds, Iraqi’s and Palestinians. Dealt
with potential mass suicide/homicide, lobbied for refugee asylum rights, worked as clinician.
Mobile Nutrition Team, Huambo Province, Angola. May-June 2002
Facilitated and managed emergency nutrition interventions in former UNITA areas during
disarmament phase.
Medical Team Leader / Assessment, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Dec 2001-Jan 2002
Primary assessment of Kandahar and surrounding populations after bombardment and mass
Field Coordinator, Akuem, South Sudan July-August 2001.
Assisted team to maintain nutritional, outpatient and inpatient activities after aerial attacks and
population shift.

Rapid Assessment Leader, Jaffna, Sri Lanka June 2000-Aug 2000

Implemented rapid assessment in dynamic conflict situation with 120,000 displaced. Conducted
nutritional assessment in a sample of 400 children between 6-59 months.
Public Health Project Start Up, Exploratory Team, Kalabo, Zambia Dec 1999-Jan 2000
Develop team of local volunteers and initiated emeregency public health measures for transit camp of
4,000 Angolan refugees.
Medical Coordinator, Macedonia Kosovar Border May- Aug 1999
Responsible for primary health care activities in 2 large camps, totaling 120,000.
Nurse Epidemiologist, Exploratory Team, Uganda. Dec 1997- Jan 1998
Assisted to set up cholera treatment centers in a large-scale open epidemic.
Field Medical Director
International Medical Corps, Rwanda 1994 and Somalia 1992
Regional Health Advisor
American Refugee Committee, Somalia and Southern Sudan 1994
RN Educator and Health Program Coordinator Romania, Eastern Europe. May-Nov1991
Managed nursing care for institution of 400 children and adults with mild to severe developmental and
physical impairments