Carole Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC,

  • School of Nursing

Office: 102 Robinson Hall
Phone: 617-373-3649

Education/degrees: PhD, RNC-NIC, FAAN

Certification: Newborn Intensive Care; Natural Wellness

Specialization: Neonatal, Genetics, End of Life/Palliative Care, Nursing Education, Policy

Research Interests:
Transition from Hospital to Home; Family Context of Clinical Geneticsl Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Perinatal Substance Abuse; and Pediatric Oncology-Family Context; Policy-Workforce

Public Service:
Prematurity Awareness: Perinatal Substance Abuse through March of Dimes and Health Mothers Healthy Babies (Oklahoma)

Courses: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner courses; Genetics; Neonatal Pathophysiology; Health Policy and Ethics; Curriculum Design


Kenner, C.,Boykova, M., & Eklund, W.  (2011).  Impact on Neonatal Nursing Globally:  Exemplars of How US Neonatal/Perinatal Nurses Can Get Involved.  The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 25(2), 119-122.

McGrath, J.M., Samra, H.A., & Kenner, C.  (2011).  Family-Centered Developmental Care Practices and Research:  What Will the Next Century Bring?  The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 25(2), 165-170.

Kenner, C., & McGrath J.M.  (2010).  Developmental care of newborns and infants., 2nd.  Glen View, IL;  National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN).Kenner, C., Sugrue, N., Mubichi, F., Boykova, M., & Davidge, R. (2009). Global Infant

Mortality/Morbidity: A Clinical Issue, a Global Organizational Approach. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 21(1), 1-9. PMID: 19237039

Pressler, J.L., & Kenner, C. (2009). Starting Small and Early for Research Funding. Nurse Educator, 34(4), 141-142. PMID: 19574844

Pressler, J.L., & Kenner, C. (2008). Avoiding "Too Little, Too Late" in Supporting Faculty Research. Nurse Educator, 33(5), 187-189. PMID: 18769314

Holtzclaw, B.J., Kenner, C., & Walden, M. (2009). Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses. 2nd ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. NLM ID: 101464327

Kenner, C., Finkelman, A. (2007). Collaborating for the World's Children: Council of International Neonatal Nurses. (pp. 134-140). In. S. Weinstein & A.M. Brooks. Nursing Without Borders: Values, Wisdom and Success. Indianapolis: Nursing Knowledge International through Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. NLM ID: 101317337

Kenner, C. & Pressler, J., (2006). Addressing the Underperformance of Faculty and Staff. Nurse Educator, 31 (6), 233-234. PMID: 17108781

Zasada, J. & Kenner, C. (2006). Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. Suomen Neonataalijoitajat ry, 14 (27), 65-67. No PMID

White, R., Consensus Committee (C. Kenner member). (2007) Recommended standards for newborn ICU design. Journal of Perinatology, 27. S4-S19. PMID:

Kenner, C., & Pressler, J. (2006). The Management and Mismanagement of Time by Deans. Nurse Educator, 31 (5), 187-189. PMID: 16980818

Kenner, C. (ed.). Stitt, T., & Soontornchai, P. (2006). Challenges to Care: The Newborn and Infant with Cardiac Problems in Thailand. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. 6 (3), 114-116. No PMID

Kenner, C. & Pressler, J. (2006). When Does Outsourcing Become a Right Source for Academic Excellence? Nurse Educator. 31(4), 139-141. PMID: 16855477

Kenner, C. & Pressler, J. (2006). The Ins and Outs of Giving Welcome Speeches. Nurse Educator, 31 (3), 93-94. PMID: 16708029

Kenner, C., & Pressler, J. (2006). RX for Deans: Successfully Climbing the Academic Leadership Ladder. Nurse Educator. 31 (1), 1-3. PMID: 16601596

Kenner, C., Gallo AM, & Bryant KD. (2005). Promoting Children's Health through Understanding of Genetics and Genomics. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 37 (4), 308-314. PMID: 16396402

Kenner, C. (2005). International Neonatal Nursing and Health Care. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 11 (2), 90. No PMID

Kenner, C., & Moran, M.B. (2005). Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 50 (3), 219-226. PMID: 15895000

Kenner, C., Androwich, I.M., & Edwards, P.A. (2003). Innovative Educational Strategies to Prepare
Nurse Executives for New Leadership Roles. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 27 (2), 172-179. PMID: 12765109

Kenner, C., Dreyer, L., & Amlung, S. (2000). The Substance Dependent Neonate. Journal of Intravenous Nursing, 23 (2)105-111. PMID: 11988973

Kenner, C., Dreyer, L., & Amlung, S. (1999). Newborn Genetic Screening: Blessing or Curse? Neonatal Network, 18 (7), 11-20. PMID: 10808884

Kenner, C. (1998). National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG). AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care, 9 (4), 582-587. PMID: 9855869


“Pilot Study and Grant Preparation to Test an Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Prevention Intervention in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs,” $50,000.  Funded by Northeastern University Provost’s Office.  H. Amaro, C. Kenner, G. Barboza.  Funded Spring, 2011.