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About Kelley Connor

Kelley Connor has been teaching in the Nursing program at Boise State University since 2006. She completed a B.S. in Nursing at Arizona State University, and has earned her M.S. in Nursing as well as a B.A. in studio art from the University of Minnesota. Her work has primarily been in perinatal settings as a staff nurse and as a clinical educator. She maintains certification in inpatient obstetric nursing.
Kelley's current research interest is in exploring virtual reality opportunities to create realistic simulated learning experiences for students.


2006 - Present Associate Professor, Boise State University School of Nursing
2019 - 2019 Visiting Professor, Hangzhou Normal University

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - Provost’s Excellence in Advising Award, Boise State University
  • 2018 - De Sousa Award of Excellence for Dissertation Research for the project "Perinatal mHealth Apps", Univrsity of Kansas Medical Center
  • 2018 - Ruth O. McKibben Research Award for the project "Perinatal mHealth Apps", University of Kansas
  • 2023 - Fellowship, Academy of Nursing Education


  • NURS 105, Interdisciplinary Patient Care Skills Lab
  • NURS 344, Child and Family Nursing
  • NURS 494, Healthcare Informatics Workshop
  • ENGL 397/NURS 397 Special Topics (Lecture) Contemporary Childbirth

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