School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Berishaj

Kelly Berishaj, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CFN, SANE-A

Kelly Berishaj

Special Instructor 
2019 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8750
berishaj@oakland.edu

 

Dr. Berishaj received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree from Oakland University in 2013, her MSN in Nursing Education and Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2009, and her BSN from Madonna University in 2000. She holds certification as a Forensic Nurse and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in the Adult/Adolescent population.  She served as a critical care nurse for the Detroit Medical Center for more than 13 years and is currently practicing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for HAVEN in Oakland County and    Turning Point in Macomb County.  Dr. Berishaj has been a faculty member in the School of Nursing at Oakland University since 2007 and is the coordinator of its Forensic Nursing program, the first program of its kind in the state of Michigan. 


Education
  • DNP- Oakland University
  • MSN-Nursing Education, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist- University of Detroit Mercy
  • BSN- Madonna University

Expertise
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Professional Nursing Practice 

Research/Publications

  • Publications (Journal)
    • Stevens. M., & Berishaj, K. (2016). The anatomy of human trafficking: Learning about the blues ( A healthcare provider’s guide). Journal of Forensic Nursing, 12(2), 49-56.
  • Publications (book chapter)
    • Berishaj, K. (2016). Sexual violence. In Schuiling, K. (Eds.), Women’s gynecologic health (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Presentations (poster-referred)
    • Berishaj, K., Glembocki, M.M. (2016, February). Forensic nursing: An innovative graduate nursing program. American Association of College of Nurses 2016 Master's Education Conference. Houston, TX.
    • Berishaj, K. (2015, February). Family perceptions of nursing quality in intensive care units practicing patient, family-centered care. Leaping forward: Stitching evidence into practice. University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Berishaj, K. (2013, April). Family perceptions of nursing quality in intensive care units practicing patient, family-centered care. Sigma Theta Tau International - Theta Psi Chapter Research Day, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
  • Presentations (oral-referred)
    • Berishaj, K., & Glembocki, M.M. (2017, October). Forensic nurse death investigation: Development of an academic course in death investigation. International Associate of Forensic Nurses Annual Conference-2017. Toronto, ON, Canada.
    • Berishaj, K., & Glembocki, M.M. (2017, June). Advancing professional nursing practice through the development of an innovative graduate forensic nursing program. International Conference on Nursing Science & Practice (Nursing Science - 2017): Advancement of Nursing science through research, practice, and education. Dallas, TX.
    • Berishaj, K., & Glembocki, M.M. (2015, October). Forensic nursing. ANA - Michigan 2015 Conference: Nursing...Tomorrow is Today. East Lansing, MI.
  • Presentations (oral-invited)
    • Berishaj, K. (2017, November). Sexual violence: A team approach. 42nd Annual Southeast Michigan Agency/Faculty Workshop: Violence and Human Trafficking Across the Lifespan. Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Berishaj, K. (2014, March). Forensic nursing: More than just CSI. Sigma Theta Tau International- Theta Psi Chapter Research Day, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
  • Grants
    • Berishaj, K. (2016). Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation: Faculty Scholars Program (declined).
  • Other Scholoarly Work
    • Berishaj, K. (Program Approved April, 2015). Master of Science- Forensic Nursing Program Proposal. Oakland University, Rochester: MI.
    • Berishaj, K. (Program Approved April, 2015). Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing Program Proposal. Oakland University, Rochester: MI.

Courses Teaching

  • NRS 613- Advanced Health Assessment
  • NRS 674- Foundations of Forensic Nursing Science
  • NRS 677- Forensic Nurse Death Investigation
  • NRS 678- Forensic Nurse Death Investigation Clinical
  • NRS 682- Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Child/Elder Maltreatment
  • NRS 683- Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Child/Elder Maltreatment Clinical