Kelly Allred focuses her research on the use of simulation technology to educate students and practicing nurses to improve patient outcomes. She is currently working with an interdisciplinary team to develop curricula related to pain management for the UCF Academic Health Sciences Center, funded by the Genius Foundation. Allred previously received a UCF Program Innovation Award where she led the development of a student simulation to increase readiness for practice by improving communication and teamwork skills in a high-stress event. Her additional research interests and published works center on nonpharmacologic interventions for the management of pain, and education-focused innovation to improve student nurse knowledge retention. A longtime Florida resident and Knight nurse, Allred was a member of the first cohort of nursing PhD graduates at UCF.

  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Florida
  • BSN, Florida State University
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Editorial Board, Pain Management Nursing
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Noble Knight Nurse Award, Education Category, UCF College of Nursing, 2020
  • Mentor/Role Model ICON Award, Florida Nurses Association, 2019
Selected Professional Activities
  • President-elect, Sigma Honor Society of Nursing: Theta Epsilon Chapter

Expertise & Research

  • Acute Care
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Gaming / Mobile Apps
  • Nursing Education
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