Career Advisor: Women’s Health
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Kellie Bryant DNP, WHNP-BC, CCE - Dr. Bryant is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate. She teaches maternity/women's health, health assessment, and research within the Accelerated, RN/BS and graduate programs. In addition to teaching, Dr. Bryant also practices as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at Jamaica hospital's Women's Health Center. Lastly she is a part-time clinical simulation lab coordinator in which she creates and implements clinical simulations for undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Bryant received her associate degree in nursing from Hudson Valley Community College. She then continued her education at SUNY Stony Brook where she received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science Degrees. In 2006 Dr. Bryant completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bryant has published several articles on adolescent pregnancy and contraceptive use. In 2005 she also co-authored an article for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship on genetic hearing disorders in children. In addition she has presented at both national and international conferences in the area of women’s health. She has also received a grant from the March of Dimes to create and implement prenatal classes for pregnant adolescents in foster care. Some of her scholarly activities include test item writing for Elsevier, volunteer for NLN and book reviewer.
Carole Kenner DNS, RNC-NIC, FAAN - DNS, RNC-NIC, FAAN has more than 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 more than 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.