Randy Kelley, D.N.P., RN, CCRN

Clinical Instructor of Nursing

Randy Kelley

Office: 212 Rowell
Phone: (802) 656-2536
Email: Randy.Kelley@uvm.edu

Randy Kelley completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2014 from Walden University.  Dr. Kelley has been at the University of Vermont since 2009. He teaches didactic and clinical courses to both graduate and undergraduate nursing students. While working primarily within the critical care setting during his nursing career, he has also held positions in the following healthcare sectors: Public Health, Quality Assurance, Management, Emergency Medicine, Travel Nursing, Critical Care Transport, and Occupational Health.  Dr. Kelley believes strongly: Education is a lifelong journey, one requiring individuals to continue to adapt as technology, research, and practices are continually evolving.  Such change is essential to optimize healthcare delivery and incorporate the latest evidence-based practices.  It is for these reasons he remains clinically active at the bedside working within the Surgical and Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Fletcher Allen; which he believes, fosters his ability to maintain currency and role-model best practices both inside and outside of the classroom.


Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership and Management
Walden University (05/2014)

Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Education   
Walden University (09/2011)                                                                       

Bachelor of Science Nursing
State University of New York: SUNY @ Plattsburgh (05/1992)
Bachelor of Science Psychology
State University of New York: SUNY @ Plattsburgh (05/1992)

Selected Professional Experience
Skills and Certifications

Certified as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)  
Basic Life Support (BLS)     
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) Therapy
Critical Access Team  


New England Federal Credit Union Nursing Scholarship (2013)
Excellence in Clinical Teaching (2011) Vermont Organization Nurse Leadership (VONL) Summit
Nominated for FAHC Vision Award (2010)

Courses Taught

Drug Therapy: Implications for Nursing Practice
Pathophysiological Phenomena
Health Assessment (lab)
Intro to Clinical Practice (lab)
Care Adults/Elders w/Alt Health I (clinical)
Care Adults/Elders w/Alt Health II (clinical)
Practicum: Complex Nursing Care (clinical)
Practicum: Adults & Elders II (clinical)

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders (VONL)
National League of Nursing (NLN)  
Sigma Theta Tau - International Nursing Honor Society

Research Activity

The Effects of Simulation on Novice PICU Nurse Performance and Anxiety: (2014) Conducted at Fletcher Allen Healthcare 

Member of Nursing Research Collaborative Committee at Fletcher Allen Healthcare: 2012-Present.

Research Interests

Critical Care