Kelly Conway, DNP, CNS
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Dr. Kelly Conway, DNP, CNS received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of San Francisco in 1981, Master’s degree in Adult Mental Health from the University of California, San Francisco in 1984, and Doctoral degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2012. Dr. Conway is Dean, interim for RMU College of Nursing and serves on a detail to the VA National Homeless Program Office (HPO) with the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (HPACT). Scholarly focus is mental health, interprofessional collaboration, evidence- based practice, medical and mental health care for the homeless population.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Rationale/Background: To increase access to and quality of care for homeless veterans, a structure including Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) regional teams (Social Work, Nursing, Psychology) and Housing Resource Groups (HRGs) was developed to provide coordinated assistance in the communities where veterans reside.Methods. 1) Evaluation of homeless veteran attendance. A measure of weekly HRGs attendance (2010-2015) was tabulated for veterans across three regions. The measure was constructed from Social Security numbers recorded from each veteran visit. Approximately 50% of tabulations…