Kerry Milner, DNSc, RN

Kerry Milner, DNSC, RN

Associate Professor , Nursing

Professional Interest
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care Nursing

Degrees and Certifications

    • Post-Doctorate Research Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine
    • D.N.Sc., Yale University School of Nursing
    • M.S.N. in Nursing Education, Southern Connecticut State University
    • B.S.N., University of Connecticut

Teaching Responsibilities

    • DNP program Courses
    • SHU-WELL Living Learning Community

Research Interests and Grants

    • Gender, Age, Racial, and SES differences in presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of people with cardiovascular disease.
    • Gender Differences in Initial Cardiac Presentation, Doctoral Dissertation, Yale University School of Nursing, funded by Sigma Theta Tau - Delta Mu Chapter

Awards and Fellowships

    • Traineeship Award for Master of Science in Nursing, Southern Connecticut State University
    • Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society - Mu Beta Chapter
    • Nightingale Society, Southern Connecticut State University
    • Traineeship Award for Doctor of Nursing Science, Yale University School of Nursing
    • Student Award for Research Presentation, Eastern Nursing Research Society
    • Post-Doctorate Research Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Publications and Presentations

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    Journal Articles:

    Cohn, S.M., Burns, G.A., Sawyer, M.D., Tolomeo, C., Milner, K.A., & Spector, S. (1995). Esmarch closure of laparotomy incisions in unstable trauma patients. The Journal of Trauma, 39, 978-979.

    Cohn, S.M., Burns, G.A., Jaffe, C., & Milner, K.A. (1995). Exclusion of aortic tear in the unstable trauma patient: The utility of transesophageal echocardiography. The Journal of Trauma, 39,1087-1090.

    Cohn, S.M., Sawyer, M.D., Burns, G.A., Tolomeo, T., Milner, K.A., Shah, A., & Kowalsky, S.F. (1996). Enteric absorption of ciprofloxacin during tube feeding in the critically ill. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 38, 871-876.

    Cohn, S.M., Moller, B.A., Zieg, P.M., Milner, K.A., & Angood, P.B. (1998). Angiography for preoperative evaluation in patients with lower gastrointestinal bleeding: Are the benefits worth the risks? Archives of Surgery, 133, 50-55.

    Milner, K.A., Funk, M., Richards, S.B., Vaccarino, V., & Krumholz, H.M. (1999). Gender differences in symptom presentation associated with coronary heart disease. American Journal of Cardiology, 84, 396-399.

    Richards, S.B., Funk, M., & Milner, K.A. (2000). Racial differences in presenting symptoms and delay in seeking care in patients with coronary heart disease. American Journal of Critical Care,9,237-244.

    Milner, K.A., Funk, M., Richards, S.B., Vaccarino, V., & Krumholz, H.M. (2001).  Symptom predictors of acute coronary syndromes in older and younger patients.  Nursing Research,50, 233-241.

    Funk, M., Naum, J., Milner, K.A., & Chyun, D. (2001).  Presentation and symptom predictors of coronary heart disease in patients with and without diabetes.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine,19,482-487.

    Arnold, A.L., Milner, K.A., & Vaccarino, V. (2001). Sex and race differences in electrocardiogram use (the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey).  American Journal of Cardiology, 88,1037-1040.

    Milner, K.A., Arnold, A., Funk, M., Vaccarino, V. (2002).  Typical symptoms predict acute coronary syndromes in women.  American Heart Journal,143,283-288.

    Milner, K.A., Vaccarino, V., Arnold, A., Funk, M., Goldberg, R.J.  (2004).  Gender and Age Differences in Chief Complaints of Acute Myocardial Infarction:  The Worcester Heart Attack Study.  The American Journal of Cardiology,93,606-608.

    Ryan, C.J., DeVon, H.A., Horne, R., King, K., Milner, K.A., Moser, D., Quinn, J., Rosenfeld, A., Hwang, S.Y. & Zerwic, J.J. (2007). Symptom Clusters in acute myocardial infarction: a secondary data analysis.  Nursing Research. 56, 72-81. 

    Milner, K.A. (2013). Hospital Based University Run Cohort Hybrid Model for Accelerated RN to BSN Degree. Nursing Education Perspectives.

    Book Chapter:

    Funk, M., Milner, K.A., & Krumholz H.M. (2000). Epidemiology of heart failure. In D. Moser & B. Riegal (Eds.), An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure (pp.3-17). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers.

    Milner, K.A. (2013). Evidence Based Practice for Nurse Practitioners. In J. Stewart & S. DeNisco, “The Role of the Nurse Practitioner”. Jones and Barlett.


    “Using Parse's Theory to Describe the Experience of Women Living Through a Myocardial Infarction.”  Presented at:

               -Sigma Theta Tau/Epsilon Tau 12th Annual Research Conference, Manchester, NH, October, 1994.

     “Women and Myocardial Infarction” Presented at:

               -South Central Connecticut Chapter of American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Cromwell, CT,

               June, 1997.

     “Gender Differences in Presenting Symptoms in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease.” Presented at:

               -American Heart Association 71th Scientific Session Dallas, TX, November, 1997.

               -Sigma Theta Tau 34th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN, December, 1997.

               -Eastern Nursing Research Society New York, NY, April, 1999.

    “Symptom Predictors of Coronary Heart Disease in Women.” Presented at:

               -American Heart Association 71th Scientific Session Dallas, TX, November, 1997.

    “Symptom Predictors of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Older and Younger Patients.” Presented at:

               -American Heart Association 73th Scientific Session New Orleans, LA, November, 2000

    “Symptom Clusters in Acute Myocardial Infarction.” Presented at AACN National Teaching Institute, Anaheim, CA,     May 2006.

Kerry Milner

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