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Kelly Accepted into NBNA Leadership Institute

Mary Kelly, RN

New Orleans The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) has accepted Mary Kelly, RN, Interim LSU Public Hospital (ILH) Hospital Assistant Nursing Director and Healthcare Clinical Planner, into the 2011 class of the NBNA Founders Leadership Institute, which will be held July 15, at the NBNA 39th Annual Institute and Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kelly has served as ILH Assistant Nurse Administrator and Associate Hospital Administrator, Compliance Division, for both ILH and the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (MCLNO) and as ILH Interim Associate Hospital Administrator, Patient Care Services.

At MCLNO, she served as Section Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Section Manager and Assistant Section Manager, Infectious Diseases, Medical Surgical Unit Supervisor and Staff Nurse. Kelly is also a Clinical Instructor at the LSU School of Nursing.

Her awards and honors include, among others, 2010 New Orleans City Business Healthcare Hero, 2008 MCLNO Dedication to Excellence Award, 2007 LSU Summer Science Mentor of the Year, 2002 CEO Service Excellence Award and 1999 Great 100 Nurses, New Orleans District Nurses Association.

She graduated from the Charity Hospital School of Nursing and holds Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Health Administration degrees.