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Kelley Connor, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CHSE

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Kelley Connor

Dr. Kelley Connor is a registered nurse with a passion for educational technology in academic and clinical settings. She began exploring simulation as a teaching tool to orient new nurses and to create practice opportunities for experienced nurses while working as a perinatal clinical educator. Her tenure at Boise State University began in 2006 where she continued to develop, use, and research simulation as a teaching methodology. Her area of interest has expanded to include virtual reality, educational gaming, and mobile technology. She has participated in the development of virtual experiences for students in Second Life, vSim, and Oxford Medical Simulation. She has used game-based learning to study the impact of an online game designed to improve the breastfeeding self-efficacy and breastfeeding outcomes for pregnant women. Her research dissertation involved the use of mobile health applications as a patient education tool. Dr. Connor has numerous publications and presentations to her credit in the areas of simulation, virtual reality, and maternity nursing. Her primary teaching responsibilities include informatics, simulation educator courses, study abroad courses, and maternity nursing.

Areas of Interest:

  • Educational Technology,
  • Simulation,
  • Virtual Reality,
  • Nursing Education,
  • Informatics

Awards and Honors

  • Visiting Scholar (2019, Spring), Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China
  • De Sousa Award of Excellence for Dissertation Research (2018), University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • University of Kansas and Ruth O. McKibben Research Award (2018), University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • March of Dimes Nursing Excellence Nominee (2012), Boise, ID
  • Provosts Excellence in Advising Award (2011), Boise State University, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Courses Developed at Boise State University

  • NURS 616: Health Care Technology, Information Systems, and Quality (DNP program)
  • N-SIM 503: Simulation Practicum (Simulation certificate program)
  • N-SIM 501: Educational Simulation Methods (Simulation certificate program)
  • HLTHST 397: Care Coordination from a Global Perspective (College of Health Sciences)
  • NURS 494: Health Informatics Workshop (Pre-license nursing program)
  • NURS 344: Child and Family Nursing (Pre-license nursing program)
  • NURS 345: Child and Family Nursing Lab (Pre-license nursing program)
  • ENGL 397/NURS 397 Special Topics (Lecture) Contemporary Childbirth (Pre-license nursing program)

Professional Nursing Education Content Development

  • Oxford Medical Simulation (2019). Mental health virtual reality scenarios. Clinical author.
  • Wolters Kluwer. (2018). Maternity case studies. Subject matter expert.
  • Wolters Kluwer. (2018). Maternity textbook instructor PowerPoints. Developer and subject matter expert.
  • National League for Nursing/Laerdal, (2015). vSim Nursing Fundamentals, Subject Matter Expert.
  • National League for Nursing/Boise State University Simulation Conference, (2014). Planning committee member.
  • National League for Nursing/Laerdal, (2014). vSim Maternity Nursing, Maternity Nursing Content Advisory Board member.
  • Connor, K. (2013). Test Questions for Maternity Nursing in D. Billings and D. Hensel.
  • (Eds). ​Lippincott’s Q and a review for NCLEX-RN 11​th​ Ed, Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins.

Professional Nursing Education Video Development

  • Connor, K. (2019). Introduction to nursing informatics [Video File]. Savannah, GA: Sage Publications.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Neonatal jaundice [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Neonatal circumcision [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Apgar assessment [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Weighing and measuring a newborn [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Neonatal vital signs [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Neonatal reflexes [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Fundal height [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Leopold’s maneuvers [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Fetal monitoring [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Pain control in labor [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Labor epidural [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Connor, K. (2018). Maternity nursing skills: Postpartum assessment [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Nursing Education Workshops

  • Connor, K. (2019, May 10). Debriefing methods for academic and clinical settings. The Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University, Gongshu Qu, Hangzhou Shi, Zejiang Sheng, China.
  • Connor, K. (2019, April 30). Scholarly writing workshop: Part 2. Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China.
  • Connor, K. (2019, April 24). Scholarly writing workshop: Part 1. Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China.
  • Connor, K. (2016, August 15). Student success in simulation. Workshop at Great Basin

College, Elko, NV

  • Connor, K. (2013, May). Maternity nursing review. Workshop at the College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID.
  • Connor, K. Veltman, M., (2010, March). ​Hands-on in virtual reality: A workshop exploring Second Life for education. Workshop presented at the International Nursing Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Connor, K., (2010, March). ​From vision to (virtual) reality: Using Second Life in your teaching. International Nursing Technology Conference, Baltimore, MD.

License/Certifications

  • Idaho Registered Nurse License, current
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification, current
  • American Heart Association – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), current
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare – Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, current
  • National League for Nursing – Certified Nurse Educator (2012-2017)
  • American Heart Association – Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (2009 – 2015)
  • T.A.B.L.E. Program Certified (2009 – 2015)
  • National Certification Corporation – Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Certification (2005-2011)
  • Professional Education Center – Fetal Monitoring Certification (2005-2008)

Contact Information

Office: NNHS 426
Phone: (208) 426-2641
Email: KelleyConnor@boisestate.edu
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