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Kelli Kelley

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Family Nurse Practitioner

Kelli is a native of Lenoir, North Carolina. She started her nursing career at the age of 18 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Quickly, nursing and helping others, became a passion. 

In 2012 she Received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory. Two short years later she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She worked for 8 years as a cardiac nurse for a local hospital serving the Catawba Valley community.

In 2021 she completed her graduate education at Lenoir Rhyne University where she received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Kelli is Nationally Certified in Family Practice by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 


Kelli's thesis proposal in graduate school focused on the importance of faith and spirituality of women suffering from cardiovascular disease.  

Kelli enjoys spending time with her husband and their three sons. She loves to travel when they are able, and enjoys horseback riding.

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