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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Kelly D. Stamp, PhD, ANP-C, RN, FAHA

assistant professor

Kelly D. Stamp, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-C

Cushing Hall 307


  • M.S., Post-M.S., Ph.D. - University of South Florida
  • B.S.N. - Southeast Missouri State University


To examine how nurse-coached interventions affect heart failure patients' symptom recognition and decisions regarding their self-care maintenance management.


Dr. Kelly Stamp, a graduate of the University of South Florida (M.S., Post-M.S., Ph.D.) and Southeast Missouri State University (B.S.N.). Dr. Stamp is a certified adult nurse practitioner and her work focuses on examining how educational interventions plus nurse coaching affects the ability of an individual with diastolic heart failure to perform their prescribed self-care regimen. In addition, her research addresses how technological interventions can affect the self-care decision making of individuals with diastolic heart failure as well as evaluating how the integration of technology into nursing curriculums can positively affect student’s clinical decision-making.

Her future research trajectory will continue to explore and develop appropriate nurse coached self-care interventions for individuals with diastolic heart failure. Dr. Stamp is the Vice President of the Alpha Chi Chapter for Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, an active member of the Complex Cardiovascular Patient and Family Care Committee for the American Heart Association, Chair of the Membership Committee for the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, and a reviewer of numerous peer-reviewed journals.


  • 2014 - Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • 2013 - Excellence in Clinical Teaching and Research, Boston College, School of Nursing
  • 2013 - Spirit of Sigma Award, Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chi Chapter
  • 2013 - Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses: Excellence in Nursing Education Award
  • 2012-2013 - Chair, Membership Committee, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses

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  • Ashley, J., & Stamp, K. D. (2014). Learning to think like a nurse: The development of clinical judgment in beginning nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(9), 519-525. doi:10.3928/01484834-20140821-14
  • Stamp, K. D., Dunbar, S. B., Clark, P. C., Reilly, C. M., Gary, R. A., Higgins, M., & Kaslow, N. (2014). Family context influences psychological outcomes of depressive symptoms and emotional quality of life in patients with heart failure. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000097
  • Stamp, K. D. (2014). Women with heart failure: Do they require a special approach for improving adherence to self-care? Current Heart Failure Reports. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11897-014-0199-3
  •  Stamp, K. D., Machado, M., & Allen, N. (2014). Transitional care programs improve outcomes for heart failure patients: An integrative review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29(2), 140-154. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e31827db560
  •  Stamp, K. D., Flanagan, J. M., Gregas, M., & Shindul-Rothschild, J. (2014). Predictors of excess heart failure readmissions: Implications for nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(2), 115-123. doi: 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000042

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