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Mary M. Kennedy

Instructor


USCA_Mary Kennedy

"I embarked on a teaching journey to share my wealth of nursing experience and knowledge while hoping to inspire and empower a new generation of healthcare providers.”


Degrees Held:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of South Carolina, 1994
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Western Governor’s University, 2022

Career Highlights:

In my 30-year nursing career, I've gained extensive experience within the nursing practice across diverse settings, with notable highlights in leadership roles in both emergency room settings and medical-surgical settings, as well as contributions to nursing education initiatives.

In which online degree program do you teach?

RN to BSN

  • ​Tell us something that your students might find interesting, something they may not know about you.

    I love the beach, but I am deeply scared to swim in the ocean.

  • ​Why did you start teaching?

    I embarked on a teaching journey to share my wealth of nursing experience and knowledge while hoping to inspire and empower a new generation of healthcare providers.

  • What advice would you give to those considering this degree program?

    While the value of enrolling in an online program is appealing and seems manageable, it is crucial to prioritize establishing a routine and define clear goals. Maintaining an organized and effective management system will help you navigate through your coursework successfully.

  • ​What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    "In Shock" by Rana Awdish.

  • ​What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in this profession face today?

    One of the most predominant challenges facing the nursing profession today is addressing staffing shortages and maintaining adequate nurse-patient ratios amidst increasing healthcare demands and complex patient care needs.

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