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PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor, Nursing, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Kelly Powers, PhD, RN, CNE is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at UNC Charlotte. She has been a faculty member at UNC Charlotte since 2008. Her research is focused on interventions to improve the practices of nurses and other health professionals to promote quality and safety, as well as patient- and family-centered care. Dr. Powers is an editorial board member of Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing and she frequently presents at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ annual conference. She currently teaches in the MSN program and chairs DNP scholarly project committees. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Powers worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings; including critical care, emergency, neurological, medical/surgical, and rehabilitation settings.