Kerry Milner

Professor of Nursing, Sacred Heart University
Chapter Member: Connecticut SSN
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About Kerry

Milner's research focuses on improving the care of patients and families in acute and primary care settings. Overarching themes in Milner's writings include an appreciation for the power of interdisciplinary evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research teams to advance patient and family health care. Milner serves as a reviewer and facilitator for The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at The Ohio State University. Milner is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and works one day a week in a federally qualified health center.


Limiting Hospital Visitations During COVID Not in Patients’ Best Interests

  • Suzanne Marmo-Roman
  • Shannon Lane

In the News

"The Tom Sumner Program," Kerry Milner, Interview with Tom Sumner, RSS.com, March 9, 2021.


"Implementation and Sustainment Strategies for Open Visitation in the Intensive Care Unit: A Multicentre Qualitative Study" (with Suzanne Marmo-Roman and Susan Goncalves). Multicenter Study (2020).

Documents barriers and strategies for implementing and sustaining open visitation in adult intensive care units in the United States experienced by nursing leadership.

"A Qualitative Study on Barriers and Facilitators of Quality Improvement Engagement by Frontline Nurses and Leaders" (with Catherine Alexander, Dana Tschannen, Deborah Argetsinger, and Hasna Hakim). Journal of Nursing Management (2021).

Aims to understand the facilitators and barriers of quality improvement (QI) from the perspective of nurses and leaders at the frontline.

"Quality Improvement Engagement and Competence: A Comparison Between Frontline Nurses and Nurse Leaders" (with Dana Tschannen, Catherine Alexander, Sarah Taylor, Elizabeth G Tovar, Bidisha Ghosh, and Cindy Zellefrow). Nursing Outlook (2021).

Elaborates on strategies for increasing QI competence and engagement of nurses must be created and deployed in order to improve quality and safety.

"Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in Federally Qualified Health Centers Post–Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines" (with Susan M.DeNisco and Anna E.Greer). The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 17, no. 10 (2021): 1243-1249.

Provides important insight on the demographic characteristics, knowledge, practices, and perceptions of primary care providers (PCPs) prescribing opioids to patients at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).

"Navigating the Path to a Sustainable "PACU Pause" and Standardized Perioperative Handoff: A Quality Improvement Project" (with Lori Servas , Cathy Hayes, and Tiffany Mayhorn). Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing 37, no. 1 (2021): 44-47.

Develops and implements a pause and standardized perioperative handoff to improve the quality of the handoff and the satisfaction of the perioperative team in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) setting.

"Using a Patient Portal to Expand Warfarin Self-Management" (with Amanda Cabral and Kathleen R.Bonaventura). The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 17, no. 3 (2021): 344-347.

Describes a quality improvement (QI) project on the expansion of self-management of warfarin to include patients whose international normalized ratios (INRs) are drawn by the laboratory and those patients who were only INR self-testing.