Laura Kelly, PhD, PMHNP, PMHCNS

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Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Nursing at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program


  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MS, PMHCNS-BC, 1989 Psychiatric Nursing, Rutgers - State University of New Jersey
  • PhD, 2005 Nursing, Rutgers - State University of New Jersey
  • NP, 2010 Family Psychiatric NP-Post Master's Certificate, Rutgers - State University of New Jersey

Honors & Awards

Advance Practice Nurse of the Year 2011 awarded by the March of Dimes for my work with post-partum affective disorders in the Orthodox Jewish women at Yad Rachel

New Jersey League for Nursing 2012 Nurse Recognition Award awarded for my work with HIV+ women in Uganda, and advocacy for inmates at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute

Society of Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurses Nursing Excellence Award 2013 awarded for my contribution to the field of psychiatric advance practice nursing.

Edmond J. Safra/ Parkinson's Disease Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Alumni of the Year 2016 for my co-led teaching project "Val and Holly: A longitudinal case studey of PD and the family