Kelly Cummings, Sacred Passage: End of Life Doula & Conscious Dying Institute Faculty

  • Contact: 336-413-6743

  • Email:

  • Service Area: North Carolina & Virginia

Services Offered

  • Before, During, & After Death Care

  • In-Home or Facility Visitation

  • Best Life Care Planning

  • Healing Touch

  • Conference Calls, FaceTime, & Skype

I received my nursing education and training Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts at Boston College. I have lived in North Carolina for more than 25 years. As a nursing clinician, my focus has been various in areas of critical care, oncology, geriatrics, palliative care and hospice and nursing leadership. I am a devout follower of Dr. Jean Watson’s Caring Science Nursing Theory. I believe that compassion and connection are the strongest healing forces in our practice. 

I received my PhD from Twente University in the Netherlands. My dissertation, “Reconstructing Nurses’ Relationships with Older Patients” looked at the impact of I:Thou beliefs on healing and wholeness. I consider myself a caring, healing, presence and have dedicated my nursing studies for the past seven years to tending to the miracles that occur at the end of our lives.


  • RN

  • PhD

  • NEA-BC