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


Service Area: North Carolina & Virginia

Contact: 336-413-6743

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

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

Services Offered

  • Before, During, & After Death Care

  • In-Home or Facility Visitation

  • Best Life Care Planning

  • Healing Touch

  • Conference Calls, FaceTime, & Skype


  • RN

  • PhD

  • NEA-BC