Kelly Calkins, Ph.D., RN

Kelly Calkins
Kelly Calkins, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 215

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3820

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Courses Taught

NURS 3700: Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults-Gerontology I

Research Interests

The aim of Dr. Calkins’ program of research is to improve the long-term outcomes of critical illness survivors.  Her program focuses on post intensive care syndrome and improving the recovery experience of critical illness survivors after hospital discharge.  Dr. Calkins has used qualitative methods to gain a better understanding of survivors’ perceptions of their recovery and the barriers and facilitators they encountered during their recovery.  This knowledge will be used to develop and implement interventions to support survivors in the community.

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

American Thoracic Society

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau International


Critical Care Nursing

Honors and Awards

2016-2018       Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar

2014-16           Nurses for Wisconsin Grant


2018: PI, "Critical Illness Survivors Perceptions' of their Recovery: A Phenomenological Inquiry." Building Bridges Dissertation Grant.