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Kristen Harrell

Kristen Harrell

Kristen Harrell

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.337.0730
Office: 319 Biltmore Park Building
Pronouns: She/Her


Kristen Harrell graduated from WCU's BSN program and attended Walden University for her MSN. She has contributed to the nursing profession at the bedside and in a leadership role. Kristen worked on various units from medical-surgical to critical care. In her leadership role she opened a new adult intensive care unit and lead the COVID unit and neurotrauma ICU. She holds a CCRN certification, a specialty certification for nurses who provide direct care to acutely/critically ill adult patients.


  • MSN, Walden University
  • BSN, Western Carolina University
  • AA, Blue Ridge Community College NC

Teaching Interests

Foundations of Nursing, Advanced Nursing and Critical Care, Simulation Lab, Nursing Leadership, and Clinical.

Research Interests

COVID, Critical Care Nursing, ARDS, Cardiology, Nursing Leadership, Resiliency, Burnout, Fall Prevention.

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