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Betsy B. Kennedy, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing
Director of Faculty Development



Current Research/Scholarly/Clinical Activity

  • Nurse faculty mentoring in orientation and development programs.
  • Nursing education research, technology in the classroom and evidence based andragogy
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • High risk and critical care obstetrics, maternal mortality



Kennedy, B. (2011). Developental Networks for Mentoring of Nurse Faculty: Connections that Count. Naltional League for Nursing.


Representative Publications

Baird, S. M. & Kennedy, B. B. (2013). Pulmonary complications of pregnancy in AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing (K. R. Simpson & P. Creehan eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott.


Kennedy, B. B., Harvey, C. G., & Saade, G. R. (2012). Acute Renal Failure in Pregnancy. In High Risk and Critical Care: Intrapartum Nursing. (3rd ed.). (Troiano, Harvey & Chez, eds.) Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.


Ruth, D. J. & Kennedy, B. B. (2011). Acute Volume Resuscitation Following Obstetric Hemorrhage. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing 25(3), 253-260.


Inott, T. J. & Kennedy, B. B. (2011). Assessing Learning Styles: Practical Tips for Patient Education. Nursing Clinics of North America, 46(3), 313-320.


Kennedy, B. B., Ruth, D. J., & Martin, E. J. (Eds.). (2008). Intrapartum Management Modules: A Perinatal Education Program. (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.


Kennedy, B. B., Baird, S. M. & Troiano, N. H. (2008). Burn injuries during pregnancy. Journal  of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 22(1),20-29.


Baird, S. M., & Kennedy, B. B. (2006). Myocardial infarction in pregnancy. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 20(4), 311-321.


Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing
  • Tennessee Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning