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Welcome to the 2019 Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference

Carole Kenner

Dean/Professor, School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science

Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey

Dr. Carole Kenner is the Carol Kuser Loser Dean/Professor of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. 

Dr. Kenner received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her master’s and doctorate in nursing from Indiana University.   She specialized in neonatal/perinatal nursing for her master’s and obtained a minor in higher education for her doctorate.  

Her career is dedicated to nursing education and to the health of neonates and their families, as well as educational and professional development of healthcare practices in neonatology. She helped develop the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Neonatal/Pediatric modules. She serves on the Consensus Committee of Neonatal Intensive Care Design Standards, which sets recommendations for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit designs and serves on the March of Dimes Nursing Advisory Committee.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a fellow in the National Academies of Practice, a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, past president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and founding President of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), the first international organization representing neonatal nursing-setting standards globally.  She is the 2011 recipient of the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children internationally.