Office: CHHS 446
Kelly A Powers
Office: CHHS 446
Dr. Kelly Powers, PhD, RN, CNE is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at UNC Charlotte. She has been a faculty member at UNC Charlotte since 2008. Her research is focused on interventions to improve the practices of nurses and other health professionals to promote quality and safety, as well as patient- and family-centered care. Dr. Powers is an editorial board member of Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing and she frequently presents at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ annual conference. She currently teaches in the MSN program and chairs DNP scholarly project committees. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Powers worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings; including critical care, emergency, neurological, medical/surgical, and rehabilitation settings.
- PhD in Nursing- University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2014
- MSN in Nursing Education- William Paterson University, 2007
- BSN- Villanova University, 1999
- NURS 6212: Program Improvement and Evaluation
- NURS 6282: Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare
- NURS 6302: Trends and Issues in Nursing Education
- NURS 6304: Teaching Practicum in Nursing Education
Research Interests/Areas of Expertise
- Interventions to improve provision of safe and high-quality healthcare
- Interventions to improve provision of patient- and family-centered care
- Educational innovations for nursing and other health professions students (to include simulation and IPE)
- Powers, K.A., & Candela, L. (2016). Family presence during resuscitation: Impact of online learning on nurses’ perception and self-confidence. American Journal of Critical Care, 25, 302-309.
- Powers, K.A., & Candela, L. (2017). Nursing practices and policies related to family presence during resuscitation. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 36, 53-59.
- Powers, K.A., Staton-Williams, D.R., Sheeler, C., & Howard, J. (2017). Creating collaborative learning opportunities. Nursing Management, 48(1), 9-11.
- Powers, K.A. (2017). Educational interventions to improve support for family presence during resuscitation: A systematic review of the literature. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 36, 125-138.
- Herron, E.K., Nemeth, J., & Powers, K.A. (2017). Community health simulation with a standardized patient: Exploring the experience. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13, 331-337.
- Powers, K.A. (2017). Barriers to family presence during resuscitation and strategies for improving nurses’ invitation to families. Applied Nursing Research, 38, 22-28.
- Powers, K. (2018). Family presence during resuscitation: The education needs of critical care nurses. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 37, 210-216.
- Powers, K., & Reeve, C.L. (2018). Factors associated with nurses’ perception, self-confidence, and invitations of family presence during resuscitation in the intensive care unit: A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 87, 103-112.
- Powers, K., Herron, E.K., Sheeler, C., & Sain, A. (2018). The lived experience of being a male nursing student: Implications for student retention and success. Journal of Professional Nursing, 34, 475-482.
- Powers, K., Herron, E.K., & Pagel, J. (2019). Nurse preceptor role in new graduates’ transition to practice. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 38, 131-136.
- Herron, E.K., Powers, K., Mullen, L., & Burkhart, B. (2019). Effect of case study versus video simulation on nursing students’ satisfaction, self-confidence, and knowledge: A quasi-experimental study. Nurse Education Today, 79, 129-134.