Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Kayla Chesley, RN

North Dakota State University

My name is Kayla Chesley and I was born in raised in a rural town in North Dakota (Enderlin). Enderlin is located about 45 minutes southwest of Fargo. I am one of four children, I have an older brother and two younger sisters. I have a wonderful family who provide me with so much love and support! I have a jack russell terrier named Razzie who is now 8 years old. I am currently a third year DNP student at North Dakota State University. I am working on a dissertation that focuses on improving mental health with a focus of screening for youth depression in primary care. I have worked as an RN in the following areas: Hospice, intensive care, cardiac catheterization lab, and the emergency room. I plan to stay close to the Fargo/Moorhead area when I graduate and work in primary care, providing access to the underserved population. 

In my free time I love to spend time outside (run, bike, and be active), travel, and spend time with family and friends!