Mrs. Kelley had wanted to be a nurse ever since she was 10 years old. She was a patient in the hospital and was shown kindness by a nurse that happened to pass her in the hall. However, she started her education at the University of Memphis, working toward a teaching degree in Special Education. Two years in, life happened, and she moved away, determined to return to school when the time was right.
After being married and having four small children, Mrs. Kelley returned to school and earned her LPN. She worked in the hospital in Ortho-Neuro, and in the home care setting with adult and pediatric clients. In time, she returned to school and earned her ASN in Nursing, achieving RN status. She worked in Med-Surg and then returned to school to earn her BSN and MSN in Education.
Mrs. Kelley currently works at Summit Medical Center in PCU. She is board certified in Med-Surg. She enjoys seeing patients improve, but also has a soft spot for caring for hospice patients. Her personal goal as a clinical instructor is to encourage her students to pursue lifelong learning, as they will always be learning in the nursing profession. Mrs. Kelley enjoys spending time with her family and growing beautiful flowers on her small flower farm.