Jolene Kelley
Position Chair, Program Director and Assistant Professor - Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
EducationMasters of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa.
CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
State of Iowa Physician Assistant License
Iowa Board of Pharmacy Certificate of Registration
Controlled Substance Registration Certificate

Area of Expertise

Clinical Practice:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Women’s Health


  • Clinical Medicine
  • Physical Diagnosis / Clinical Patient Assessment
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • Iowa Physician Assistant Society
    •  Spring CME Committee
  • American Association of Physician Assistants
    • Veteran’s Caucus
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • PA Advisory Committee for the Office of Statewide Clinical Education Programs
  • Governor’s appointment to the Iowa Medicaid Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics Committee
  • Governor’s appointment to  the Iowa Board of Physician Assistants, currently Chair
  • UNMC “Advancing Rural Primary Care” conference planning committee


  • Global Medicine


  • CHS By-laws and Nominating Committee
  • CHS Chair Elect


Linguistic consultant for: Adjusting team involvement: a grounded theory study of challenges in utilizing a surgical safety checklist as experienced by nurses in the operating room, Waehle et al, BMC Nursing 2012, 11:16