Kelley Ward holds a doctorate degree in child development and family relations, a master's degree in nursing education, and a bachelor's degree in nursing. She has worked for 8 years for Mosby Elsevier as a health writer in the area of nursing textbooks. In addition, she has been a registered nurse with a certification in high-risk neonatal nursing for more than 15 years. She is currently a nursing and health care consultant and works as an adjunct nurse educator at Tulsa Technology Center.
Her articles have been featured in peer-reviewed nursing journals and the cover features for TulsaKids magazine.
Please contact Kelley for any of your nursing, parenting, nutrition, or health related projects.
My advanced certifications in neonatal nursing, broad range of experience in health care, and advanced education has prepared me to write for you on a variety of topics from- neonatal nursing, labor and delivery, postpartum care, assessment, diabetes management and prevention, and other health care or nutrition topics.
I have experience writing booklets, articles, pamphlets, chapters, textbooks, reviewer, exam questions, curriculum, clinical scenario questions, instruments, and research driven material. I also have many years experience as a professor of nursing designing course curriculum, exam questions, NCLEX questions, and clinical scenarios. I currently work as an adjunct nurse educator for Tulsa Technology Center developing curriculum for the nurse retention program mandated by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
I can write, edit, and review material on a variety of health/child development related topics. As an author and content provider for Mosby Elsevier for the past 8 years I have authored a pediatric nursing drug book, chapters in the textbook "Nursing Care of the Mother & Child," and two study guides to accompany the best selling pediatric nursing textbook, "Wong’s Essentials for Pediatric Nursing.” In addition, I served as a Subject Matter Expert for Pageburst Smart Topics for Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, Eighth Edition.
I have been a guest author on a variety of medical/health/nursing related websites. Here are links to a few of my blog posts: http://www.drhesselmd.com/blog/pregnancy/managing-type-1-diabetes-in-pregnancy-part-1.php
Please feel free to contact me for your medical/child development project that requires writing, editing, proof-reading.
Obstetrics, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Oklahoma State University
Doctorate in Child Development & Family Relations
2000 - 2004
University of Oklahoma
Masters of Science in Nursing Education
1997 - 1999
University of Oklahoma
Bachelors Degree in Nursing
1992 - 1996
Tulsa Technology Center
Adjuct Instructor Nursing/Child Development
2012 - Present
Currently an adjunct instructor in the areas of nursing and child development for Tulsa Technology Center. Developing the curriculum for the nurse retention programs mandated by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing through blackboard. Includes power points, video links, reading lists, class activities, and the most up-to-date medical information.
Kelley Ward, PhD, RN, C
2004 - Present
I have written a pediatric drug consult book, edited chapters, written two study guides to accompany a pediatric nursing textbook, and written questions for interactive clinical scenarios.
Instructor of Nursing
1999 - 2005
Supervised, trained, and managed over 150 nursing students in medical surgical settings. Coordinator of the health assessment course, which focused on assessment and vital nursing skills across the lifespan. In addition, I served on many committees including the curriculum and development committee, admissions and progressions committee, and quality improvement committee.
Offered workshops on "Writing for Success" to other nursing instructors and participated in poster presentations at the Oklahoma Nurses Association National Convention.
Account executive for the nursing laboratory including, ordering supplies, maintaining facility and equipment, and implementing cost saving strategies.
Coordinated a research project called, "The Perceived Caring Behaviors of Teachers Identified by Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Approach."
Hillcrest Medical Center
1997 - 2002
Worked as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, mother-baby, labor and delivery, antepartum, and postpartum units. Duties included: total care for critically ill neonates, nursing care for pediatric, mother-baby, and OB patients, family-centered care, teaching parenting classes to parents of premature babies, lactation training and instruction, teaching CPR courses to parents and siblings of new babies, and orienting new nurses to the unit.
Tulsa Technology Center
1999 - 1999
Worked as a substitute instructor in the licensed practice nursing program. Assisted and managed LPN students during clinical rotations at the hospital, until accepting a full-time position at Langston University.
Rogers State University
1998 - 1999
Clinical nursing instructor for the following courses: Childbearing Family and Complex Clients and Leadership.
Saint Francis Hospital
Operating room circulating nurse
1996 - 1997
Circulating nurse in the operating room. Cases in urology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, neurology, gynecological, and general surgery.