Faculty Candidate Presentation: Maria Kenneally DNP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Heart Fit for Duty, Mesa, AZ Visiting Professor for MSN FNP Program, Chamberlain University, Downers Grove, IL

December 8, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Zoom only

First-Line Medications for Osteoporosis

Dr. Maria Kenneally earned her Bachelor of Science of Nursing in 1996 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing with emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Concordia University in Mequon, WI in 2003. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Minnesota State University, Moorhead in 2010.

Dr. Kenneally spent five- and one-half years teaching as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Missouri State University from 2010 thru 2015. Dr. Kenneally served on the committee helping to develop the DNP program, and transition from the MSN - FNP to the DNP - FNP degree. Dr. Kenneally is well versed in curriculum development and revision. While at Missouri State, she developed and taught the Women’s Health course and Pediatric courses on Blackboard. She also taught in the classroom and online Family Nurse Practitioner didactic coursework. She has worked with students as a chair or member of various MSN and DNP projects.

Currently Dr. Kenneally is with Chamberlain University where she is responsible for 8 students in their final clinical rotation prior to graduating with their MSN - FNP degree. She has also worked for Grand Canyon University as a Clinical Site Supervisor for 1 year. Dr. Kenneally has co-authored several CNE series pharmacologic articles in MedSurg geared toward RN’s. She has presented both podium and poster presentations at local and national conferences.

In addition to her higher education roles, Dr. Kenneally continues to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been active in family practice since 2003, taking care of various patient populations throughout the lifespan. In her most recent publication, Felicilda, R.F., Kenneally, M (2019). First-Line Medications for Osteoporosis. MEDSURG Nursing, 28(6), 381-386, Dr. Kenneally discussed first-line medication treatment for osteoporosis. She will expand this information and apply to DNP- FNP program in her presentation. Live-stream is available for this event. Link will be active on the day of the presentation.

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11 a.m. Dec. 8, 2021