Staff Profile

Emily Kelly

Emily Kelly

Nursing Clinical Lab Director

Email: kellye@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2614
Office: SHS 311


Education: BS, Seattle Pacific University, 2006; MSN, Seattle Pacific University, 2015. At SPU since 2013.

Emily Kelly first came to SPU as an undergraduate student, and is excited to be back at SPU in the role of director of the Nursing Clinical Learning Lab. Ms. Kelly worked as a staff nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, and then as a school nurse at an international school in Germany before obtaining her MSN in Nursing Education.

Ms. Kelly is passionate about nursing education. Her interests include teaching innovations within nursing education, international service learning, and factors contributing to National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) success. Ms. Kelly is also an avid cyclist and enjoys exploring the world on her bicycle.

In her current role, Ms. Kelly manages the day-to-day operations of the lab, oversees and facilitates simulated learning experiences, and provides direct teaching of clinical nursing skills.

View Emily Kelly’s CV (PDF) for additional information.


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Why I Teach at SPU

Emily Kelly, Director, Nursing Clinical Learning Lab

“I teach at SPU because I am excited about the opportunity to mentor and inspire a new generation of nurses. Many of my own undergraduate nursing professors here at SPU profoundly impacted both my personal and my professional growth; their investment in my learning inspires me to do the same for the next generation of nurses.”