Kelly Allred, PhD, RN-BC, CNE 

Dr. Allred’s research focuses on the use of simulation technology to educate students and practicing nurses to improve patient outcomes. Additional research interests and published works center on nonpharmacologic interventions for the management of pain.

Funded Research

  • Co-Investigator, Bridging the Gap: Integration of High-Fidelity Simulation in Nursing Curricula to Increase Transfer of Knowledge and Skills to the Workforce, Florida Blue Foundation ($40,000).

  • Simulating Subtle Clinical Changes and Realistic Conversation, UCF Institute of Simulation and Training, 2011.

Selected Publications

  • Allred, K. & Shaffer, B. (2015). Pain management in the ambulatory surgical patient. OR Nurse, 9(4), 8-11.

  • Aroian, K.J., Robinson, P., Allred, K., Andrews, D., & Waldrop, J. (2012). Building research partnerships with health care organizations: The scholar award model in action. Journal of Research Administration, 43(2), 82-93.

  • Allred, K.D. (2011). Integrating simulation in nursing education. Faculty Focus, 10(2), 5-6.

  • Allred, K., Byers, J. F. & Sole, M.L. (2010). The effect of music on postoperative pain and anxiety. Pain Management Nursing, 11(1), 15-25.

  • Allred, K.D. & Byers, J.F. (2005). Research Infrastructure in Florida Health Care Organizations. The Florida Nurse, 53(3).

Editorial Board

  • Pain Management Nursing

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

  • Southern Nursing Research Society

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing

  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

  • National League of Nursing

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