Kelly Stauter, DNP, FNP-C, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Adult Health Nursing; Community/Mental Health Nursing

Research Interests
  • Academic-practice partnerships geared to enhance advanced nursing education and practice

  • Competency gaps in preceptor preparedness and nurse practitioner students’ readiness to practice in medically underserved areas

  • Cultural competencies in healthcare education

  • Cultural congruent care for people of diverse or similar cultures

  • Health and wellness of adults and adolescents with obesity

  • Healthy lifestyle interventions for adults with metabolic syndrome

  • Health promotion in the workplace for improving employee productivity

  • DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner, University of South Alabama: July 2014
  • Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner, University of South Alabama: December 2001
  • MSN, University of South Alabama: December 1997
  • BSN, University of South Alabama: August 1993

Ongoing Research Support
  • University of South Alabama Partnership for Quality Preceptor and Student Education Advanced Nursing Education and Practice grant [$2,079,921]

The goal of this program is to create innovative partnerships between academic institutions and rural or underserved clinical practice sites to improve the quality of clinical sites, strengthen preceptors’ preparation and competency, and promote students’ readiness to practice upon graduation
Role: Project Director


Doctoral Courses

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Planning
  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Residency I
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Residency II
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Residency III
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Honors and Awards
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Alpha Theta Chi Collegiate Honour Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society
  • Impact of an 8-Week Workplace Heath Promotion Intervention on Weight Loss, Wellness, Productivity, Absenteeism, and Medical Needs Among Hospital Employees, “First Place Award,” 3rd Annual Southern Excellence in Nursing Consortium, 2014
  • Advanced Family Nursing Specialty Post-Masters “Excellence in Practice Award,” University of South Alabama, 2001
  • Masters of Science in Nursing Education “Excellence in Practice Award,” University of South Alabama, 1997