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MSN, Nursing: Walden University
BSN, Washburn University
AS, Registered Respiratory Therapy: Washburn University


Kelly Coffin received an associate of science degree in respiratory therapy from Washburn University and practiced for five years as a registered respiratory therapist before returning to school to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn and her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University.

Coffin is an advance medical/surgical lecturer and senior specialty instructor. She specializes in advanced medical and surgical nursing and has a true passion for practicing and teaching nursing.

She has been at CMU for 16 years and at St. Mary's Hospital in the critical care department for the past 20 years. She serves on the Critical Care Operations Council and Ethics Committee. Coffin is ACLS, TNCC, CCRN and PALS certified. Coffin and her husband are very active in their children's school and sport activities and enjoy the Colorado outdoors.