Kelly Zinn

Kelly Zinn

Dr. Kelly Zinn

Associate Professor, Coordinator for Student Success & Wellness

School of Nursing
TWC 415F
Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD in Nursing

Honors and Awards

  • Appointed to Board of Governors for the new TX National League for Nursing constituent league and am a course writer for the TX APIN Project (academic progression In nursing).
  • 2008 Nominated for Faculty of the Year, Nebraska Methodist College
  • 2007 Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • 2007 Selected for NLN ELAC Executive Committee member election ballot
  • 2001 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Pi Chapter

Professional Memberships/Areas of Interest

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • National League for Nursing
  • Nebraska League for Nursing

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Diabetes Health
  • Leadership
  • Professional Issues

Areas of Research Interest

  • Diabetes self-care among rural older adolescents & emerging adults with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Childhood Obesity

Selected Publications

  • Zinn, K., Velsor-Friedrich, B., Gulanick, M., & Penckofer, S. (2013). A comparison of type 1 diabetes self-care among older adolescents with good and poor glycemic control. Diabetes, 62(Suppl. 1), A347.
  • Velsor-Friedrich, B., Kinsella Militello, L., Zinn, K. K., & DeWolff, D. K. (2009). Switching from CFC to HFA inhalers: What NPs and their patients need to know. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(10), 45-50.
  • Sather, L. & Zinn, K. (2002). Effects of abstinence-only education on adolescent attitudes and values concerning premarital sexual intercourse. Family & Community Health, 25, 1-15.