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 on writing curriculum for coursework. While at Missouri State she was asked to teach the Women’s Health course and Pediatric course neither of which had any curriculum formally written or placed on Blackboard. She also taught various aspects of the Family Practice 1, 2, and 3 didactic coursework. Dr. Kenneally has experience with in classroom and online formats. She has worked with students on their MSN projects as a chair and has been involved as a chair or member of various MSN and DNP projects.
Other academic positions held include Adjunct Faculty at Chamberlain University online MSN, FNP program, Clinical Site Supervisor with Grand Canyon University MSN, FNP program, and Adjunct Nursing Faculty for RN, BSN through Herzing College in Wisconsin.
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.