Laura Joanna Kennicutt

Laura Joanna Kennicutt , DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNE

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Laura Kennicutt is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and a prelicensure (MEPN) assistant clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at New York University in Film and Television production and gained work experience in writing and copyediting before pursuing her Masters Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees at the University of Arizona. As an FNP, Dr. Kennicutt has had the privilege of providing whole-person care to a wide variety of patients across the lifespan, with a focus on geriatric health.  After serving as a clinical preceptor for numerous NP students, Dr. Kennicutt pursued a post-masters certificate in Nursing Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Coursework covered areas including evidence-based teaching, curriculum development, program evaluation, and the role of the nursing professional in academia. She has applied this learning first as a per diem clinical instructor with the UA MEPN program, then as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the same program. This position has involved leading clinical groups in inpatient clinical rotations, assisting with skills labs and testing, participating in in-person and remote classroom learning activities, and assisting with low- and high-fidelity simulations.