2013 Helen Henry Excellence of Care Award Recipient
Kimberly J. Kenney, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCTN
Senior Nurse Clinician
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, USA
Epsilon Kappa Chapter
Kimberly Kenney graduated with her baccalaureate degree from Molloy College and has been a staff nurse at New York University Langone Medical Center since 2001. She began her nursing career in the Transplant Unit. As a past member of the American Board for Transplant Certification, she assisted with the development of the Clinical Transplant Nurse Certification Exam in 2004. She obtained her Masters in Nursing Education degree from Molloy College in 2010, where she completed her thesis that explored the off-duty coping mechanisms of critical- care nurses. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the Clinical Simulation Learning Center at New York University's College of Nursing. Currently she is a staff nurse in the post-anesthesia care unit, where she has also worked with a team of nurses to implement the institution's current electronic health record, EPIC. Kenney is a current member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
“I am honored to have been nominated by my colleagues and selected as a recipient for this award. The strict criteria to be considered for this award has inspired me to work even harder to continue to be a positive role model for my colleagues and patients. I look forward to meeting my fellow recipients and attendees at this conference because I know I will obtain new knowledge from the ideas we share. This network of ideas can turn into opportunities for us to propose changes that can enhance patient care and the profession of nursing.”