Kelly Wierenga

Nurse Scientist, Registered Nurse, and Assistant Professor in Indianapolis, Indiana

Kelly Wierenga

Nurse Scientist, Registered Nurse, and Assistant Professor in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Background:

I received a Bachelor in science of nursing degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2002, a Master's degree in nursing education from Michigan State University in 2011, and a PhD from Michigan State University in the College of Nursing in 2016. In 2018 I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. This education has prepared me to build a program of nursing research at Indiana University.

Research Interests:

My current research is aimed at better understanding how emotion regulation may impact self-management behaviors. Specifically, I am testing a novel intervention teaching emotion regulation strategies to patients in phase II cardiac rehabilitation.

My prior research investigated the effects of emotional intelligence on quality of bedside patient care in nurses, and on the impact of emotion regulation on adherence and health outcomes. These findings were presented at local, regional, and international conferences.

Funding Support:

I have received research funding support from the Spectrum Health Nursing Education Research Fund, Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Psi, Jonas Nurse Scholars, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the American Nurses Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research.

  • Work
    • Indiana University IUPUI
  • Education
    • Calvin College
    • Michigan State University
    • Case Western Reserve University