Kelly Casler

Kelly Casler
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DNP, APRN-CNP, CHSE | Evidence-based Practice (CH)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track - Online
381 Newton Hall
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1585 Neil Avenue
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Kelly has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2006 working in both urban and rural family practice. She has been teaching Nurse Practitioner students since 2011. Kelly finished her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in December 2018 through the University of Kansas School of Nursing and completed her BSN and MS in Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her DNP project focus was on a toolkit to support primary care providers with evidence-based practice resources for care of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Teaching responsibilities
  • N7450: Pathophysiology of Altered Health States
  • N7268.01, 02, and 03: Advanced Nursing Practice FNP Clinical Practicum I-III
  • N7410: Advanced Health Assessment
  • N7470 Advanced Pharmacology in Nursing
  • NRSPRCT 8897: DNP Practice Inquiry II

Kelly presents at a variety of nurse education and primary care conferences and has authored peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters. Her doctoral project was focused on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Professional Activities


May 19, 2021

by Pat Ford-Roegner

Lurking right behind the COVID-19 pandemic is another major killer: the seemingly unstoppable incidences of violence by Americans on one another. Most recently, we witnessed senseless shootings in areas including Atlanta, Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kenosha, WI and Orange County, CA. Major cities are experiencing a steep rise in gun violence. My hometown of Philadelphia reels daily from violence. Innocent children are frequent victims.

The events themselves are horrific, but only part of the story.

May 07, 2021

OHIO-Nurses are up against major obstacles every day: workplace violence; burnout; unsafe staffing; COVID-19; and other traumatic events. Many of these have a lasting impact that go beyond the bedside, leading to moral injury within the profession. Moral injury, often described as a consequence of continual acts that go against one’s morality, is a phenomenon sweeping the profession, which is why the Ohio Nurses Foundation announced today the winners of a $100,000 award to support important research on moral injury in nursing.