• Kellie Griggs, DNP, MSN-Ed, RNC-OB is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a unit-based maternal-infant clinical nurse educator. Her dedication to empower bedside nurses as frontline experts and advocates surrounding policy and practice initiatives has been recognized by several professional nursing organizations. She has been engaged with AWHONN as an emerging leader, public policy committee member, southeastern NC section chair and co-legislative chair, journal reviewer, and fetal heart rate monitoring instructor. She recently received the 2019 NC AWHONN Nurse Leader award. Her passions include nursing safety initiatives and advocacy. She portrays this through publishing her work and speaking at conferences. Kellie serves as a community engagement liaison for marginalized women by connecting nurses to meaningful service opportunities. She is an energetic advocate who enjoys promoting and being a champion for women and infants.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021-10-01 Improving Outcomes of Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder Using a Community Collaborative Model: Early FindingsJournal of Primary Care and Community Health.  12:1-6. 2021-10-01
    2021-02-01 Care during Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Human Milk Feeding for Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ+The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.  46:43-53. 2021-02-01
    2020-11-01 Preterm Labor and Birth: A Clinical ReviewThe American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.  45:8-17. 2020-11-01
    2019-08-01 Evaluation of the Fetal Monitor Safety Nurse Role: Lessons LearnedThe American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.  44:269-276. 2019-08-01
    2019-05-01 Outcome-Present State test model for expanding students’ clinical reasoningJournal of Nursing Education.  44:174. 2019-05-01
    2019-01-01 Narratives of Doctorally Prepared Faculty on Tenure Track: A Pilot StudyJournal of Professional Nursing.  35:293-299. 2019-01-01
    2018-11-01 The Critically Ill OB PatientAmerican Nurse Today.  13:1-4. 2018-11-01


    Year Title Altmetric
    2019-10-01 Tides, Inc. Year 1 Annual Report. 2019-10-01
    2019-01-01 AWHONN Intimate Partner Violence- Position Statement Update-2018 -- Team Contributions to position statement update. Approved by AWHONN board in November 2018JOGNN. 112-116. 2019-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Fetal Monitoring High-Risk Obstetrics Legislation Policy and Advocacy
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    Teaching Overview

  • 1) My professional practice areas of interest include obstetrics, empowerment, legislation, nursing safety, empowerment, and professional growth. 2) Incorporating up-to-date technology to enhance and engage student learning outcomes 4) Intentional mentorship with students to encourage personal and professional growth
  • Full Name

  • Kellie M Griggs