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William F. Connell School of Nursing

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

associate professor

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

Maloney Hall 351


  • 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, PhD, ANP-C, RN, FAHA, is an associate professor at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. She is AANP certified as an adult nurse practitioner. Her scholarly expertise is in developing and testing nurse-coached interventions that promote the self-care behaviors of older adults with heart failure and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Dr. Stamp’s program of research incorporates the foundation of nursing science and synthesized knowledge from other disciplines to explore, develop, and test ways to help older adults take partnership in managing the self-care of their chronic illness and to improve their psychological outcomes and quality of life. Her research has been funded to test the feasibility of nurse-coached interventions and she has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Heart Association for her contribution to cardiovascular nursing science. Dr. Stamp is a regional and national leader in heart failure self-care, nursing science, and intervention development. She is a part of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at the Connell School of Nursing, holds a faculty nurse scientist appointment at Brigham and Women’s Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospitals and has a collaborative research relationship with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Currently, she is Chair of the Membership and Area Representatives Committees for the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, President of the Alpha Chi Chapter through Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and Cardiovascular Complex Patient and Family Care Committee Member for the American Heart Association. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for 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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  • Stamp, K., Dunbar, S., Clark, P., Reilly, C., Gary, R., Higgins, M., & Ryan, R. (2015). Family partner intervention influences self-care confidence and treatment self-regulation in patients with heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1474515115572047
  • Harris, A., & Stamp, K. (in press). Students’ perspectives of same day clinical assignments: A qualitative quality improvement project. To appear in Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • 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, 29(6), 517-527. 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, 11(3), 307-313. doi: 10.1007/s11897-014-0199-3

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