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Michelle Kelly, PhD - Villanova University. VIllanova, PA, US

Michelle Kelly, PhD Michelle Kelly, PhD

Assistant Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing | Villanova University


Michelle Kelly, PhD, CRNP, is an expert in neonatal intensive care units and the long-term health effects of premature birth


Areas of Expertise (5)

Nurse Practitioner Education


Children's Health

Neonatal Intensive Care

Premature Births


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 (4)

Villanova University: PhD

Thomas Jefferson University: Post-Masters MSN

University of Pennsylvania: MSN

Villanova University: BSN

Affiliations (3)

  • President, Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Chapter, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, The Clinic, Phoenixville, PA
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Alpha Nu, Vice-President

Select Media Appearances (1)

Zika Part 2: Nurses Address Questions About the Virus

Nurse.com  online

“We are seeing it across the age span — adults who have planned travel, adults who may or may not be considering starting or adding to their families in the near future,” Michelle M. Kelly, PhD, CRNP, assistant professor at Villanova University and a pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner, said. “The biggest concern is what this means for themselves and their current or future families.”

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Select Academic Articles (6)

Health and Educational Implications of Prematurity in the United States Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Kelly, MM


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Utilization of the Premature Birth Knowledge Scale to Assess Pediatric Provider Knowledge of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Kelly MM, Dean S.


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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


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Children and Adolescents With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Population at Risk for More Than Just Kidney Disease Nephrology Nursing Journal

Kelly, MM


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Educational implications of preterm birth: A National sample of 8- to 11-year-old children born prematurely Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Kelly, MM


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The school-age child with congenital heart disease MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing

Boyle, L., Kelly, MM, Reynolds, K et al.


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