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Susan Kelly, EdD, MSN, MS, RN, CMSRN, CME

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Fisher Hall 551C
Phone: 412.396.6538


Ed.D. Doctor of Education, University of Pittsburgh
MSN, Nursing Education, Robert Morris University
MS, Leadership and Business Ethics, Duquesne University
BSN, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
Diploma, Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing

Dr. Susan Kelly became part of the Duquesne School of Nursing faculty as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2015. She is a Certified Nurse Educator as well as a Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse. Dr. Kelly earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Kelly has an extensive clinical back ground ranging from cardiovascular to neurological/trauma nursing. Dr. Kelly has taught in pre-licensure and undergraduate nursing programs since 2006 and has taught clinical instruction, fundamentals, and adult medical-surgical nursing. She has been involved in curriculum development as well as program and course evaluation.

Dr. Kelly is a member of the International Association for Clinical Research and Simulation in Nursing (INASCL) as well as a member of the National League of Nursing (NLN) and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Dr. Kelly holds the position of Secretary for the local chapter of the AMSN in Pittsburgh.


Dr. Kelly's research interests are in using high-fidelity simulation and assessing student outcomes. Dr. Kelly has used high-fidelity simulation in all levels of undergraduate education. Dr. Kelly's research on faculty and student perceptions of high fidelity simulation has been presented on a national and local level.


2018 Rita M. Carty Faculty Leadership Award