Career Advisor: Neonatal
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Carole Kenner DNS, RNC-NIC, FAAN - Carole Kenner, DNS, RNC-NIC, FAAN has over 30 years of neonatal/perinatal/pediatric experience. She has taught for 25 years, developed master’s level programs in the United States and abroad and has lectured in over 20 countries. Dr. Kenner is the author/editor of many textbooks and book chapters, two of which have been translated into other languages. Since 2005, Dr. Kenner has been the President of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses. Currently she serves as a member of the National Nurse Advisory Council for the March of Dimes and is Chair of the Institute for Oklahoma Nursing Education (IONE) and on the American Academy of Nursing Committee Nursing Education of the Workforce. She has been a department head, an associate dean with multiple campuses, a dean, and a director of World Health Organization Affiliate Collaborating Centers. She teaches online and has had oversight of IT.
Deborah Raines PhD, RN, ANEF - Dr. Raines is a Perinatal Nurse Specialist and has held a variety of positions in nursing practice and academic settings. Her passion is the care of pregnant women, families and neonates. She has served on a variety of committees and boards and was a member of the science team that authored the AWHONN Neonatal Skin Care Guidelines. Her doctoral dissertation, the Values Influencing Neonatal Nurses Choices in Ethical Dilemmas, received the STTI regional dissertation award. Dr. Raines’ current research interests span three primary areas: Perinatal Nursing, Innovative and creative educational/curriculum strategies and the health-related quality of life and experience of bariatric surgery. Dr. Raines teaches across all levels and is active in the education of preceptors in the practice setting. She presents at national and regional conferences and has over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals, books and educational materials. Dr. Raines has received a number of awards for her teaching excellence including the Florida Atlantic University Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Dr. Raines is a distinguished practitioner in the National Academies of Practice and a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education.