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Kelly Rayburn

Title:Asst Professorial Lecturer
Department: Nursing


Kelly Rayburn is an associate professor in SXU's School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS). She has been a nurse for almost 30 years, spending the past 25 years in women and children's health. Rayburn started teaching nine years ago after earning her master's degree in nursing education. She has a passion for teaching and truly enjoys working with the students to ensure they have the tools and resources needed to be successful nurses after they graduate. She enjoys spending time with her family and four beautiful granddaughters. She loves traveling and hiking in the mountains of Colorado.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nursing Education
Lewis University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
University of St. Francis

Areas of Specialization

  • RNC-OB certification in advanced fetal monitoring and inpatient obstetrics.
  • Bedside nursing including labor and delivery, postpartum, and women and children/s health.
  • Teaching including OB, fundamentals, concepts, leadership and management, health assessment, coaching and simulation/skills.


  • BSN, Illinois.
  • RNC-OB Certification, Advanced Fetal Monitoring and Inpatient Obstetrics.

Chair Specialized Clinical Interests

  • Undergraduate student management.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, member.

Courses Taught

  • NURS 318: Concepts II
  • NURS 389: Concepts IV
  • NURS 449: Pharm II

Selected Honors/Awards

  • MSN Honors, 4.0 GPA.
  • Integrity Award, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.


"Compassion Fatigue in LDRP and NICU Nurses." Presentation, Every Nurse a Leader Conference (2015, 2016).