Merry Kelly-Rehm

Merry Kelly-Rehm

Clinical Assistant ProfessorChapman Hall 306

I grew up in Chicago and put myself through college working as a merchandise designer for the original Crate and Barrel. This was the beginning of my interest in the business world. After college I began my nursing career at The University of Chicago. In this inner city multicultural environment I developed a deep appreciation for team work and diversity as it pertains to patient care as well as organizational effectiveness. As a University of Tulsa school of nursing faculty member I am involved in program satisfaction. I teach a Folk healing class and have responsibility for the leadership management content of the curriculum. I have most recently looked at the effect of Magnet Program initiatives on nurse retention.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • 2005- 2007 Texas Woman’s University, (42) hrs
  • 1998-99 University of Tulsa, (3) Philosophy, (12) Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • 1993 University of Oklahoma, 3 hrs. Women in the helping professions.
  • 1986-1987 Oklahoma State university 6 hrs, Occupational and Adult Education
  • 1982-85 University of Utah, Salt Lake City MSN: 1986 Thesis: An exploratory study of computer anxiety in a selected population of nurses.
  • 1974-1977 University of Illinois Chicago, Medical Center BSN: 1977.
  • 1972-1974 University of Illinois Chicago, pre nursing

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Folk Healing- 2123

Areas of Research Focus

Quality Nursing Leadership, Magnet Programs, Program evaluation, Complementary Therapies, evidenced based practices.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Clinical Professor University of Tulsa, Sept 2004-present
  • Visiting clinical Instructor University of Tulsa, January 1994 – 2004
  • Visiting Clinical Instructor East Carolina University, June 2000– August 2000
  • Faculty, Langston University UCT, January 1990- August 1993, September 1986-June 1987
  • Faculty, Rogers State College, December 1983- December 1985. (Part Time) August 1993- December 1993, September 1988-1990.

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Clinical Nurse, St Francis Access Center (Part time) March 1998-present
  • Member unit quality review committee, Member Technology Update and Evaluation Committee.
  • Legal Nurse Consultant May 1991-1998
  • Clinical Nurse I, Saint Francis Hospital, June 1987-November 1987.
  • Clinical Manager, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, June 1980- September 1981.
  • Clinical Educator, Park City Family Health Clinic, September 1981-1983.
  • Health Education Consulting, Chicago HMO, June 1979- June 1980
  • Nurse Recruiter, Roosevelt Hospital, and November, 1979-June 1980.
  • Clinical Nurse I, University Of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, June 1977-November 1979.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • National League of Nursing
  • American Holistic Nurses Association
  • Registered Nurse Community Volunteers
  • Sigma Theta Tau: Zeta-Delta-Chapter at-large
  • Faculty Counselor, 1995-98
  • Vice President 1999-2001
  • President 2001-2003, BOD as past president 2003-2004
  • Correspondence committee member, 1999-2000
  • News letter editor and distribution, maintain internet news letter 2000-present

Awards & Recognition

  • Illinois State Police Certificate of Appreciation 1976
  • New Nursing Faculty Initiative Department of Education Grant, $20, 000, 2005-2007
  • Nominated College of Business Faculty Excellence Award, 1998 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Sigma Theta Tau 1998-99 Region 2 Mentor Award


  • Antidepressant-Mediated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    Brahm, . Kelly-Rehm, M. Antidepressant-Mediated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, A Case study report. The Consultant Pharmacist. April 2011 Vol. 26, No. 4
  • Occupational Methamphetamine Manufacturing Toxin Exposure: An Exposure Example
    Pecina C, Washington NB, Kelly-Rehm MC, Brahm NC.Occupational Methamphetamine Toxin Exposure: An Exposure Example.Ment Health Clin. 2013;2(10):93