Dr. Carole Kenner has generously volunteered her time as an Editorial Review Group Chair for Doody Enterprises since 1998, and has been responsible for book reviews in a variety of specialty areas. Since 2008, she has chaired the Health Policy group, receiving 113 books and reviewing 83 of them. For the 10 years prior to that, she was responsible for reviews of titles in the specialties of Nursing Process, Clinical Decision Making, Care Planning, and Diagnosis/Assessment. Overall, she has received 265 books and is responsible for 197 reviews, most of which she wrote herself.
Dr. Kenner is the Carol Kuser Loser Dean/Professor of the School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. She received her 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. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching with 20 of those in higher education administration. She has authored more than 100 journal articles and 30 textbooks.
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. Her dedication includes providing a healthcare standard for educating neonatal nurses nationally and internationally. Her passion led her to begin the journal Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, for which she now serves as international column editor. She serves on the Consensus Committee of Neonatal Intensive Care Design Standards, which sets recommendations for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit design 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, 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 and leading policy changes at the global level. She is the 2011 recipient of the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children internationally and the 2014 recipient of the NANN Lifetime Achievement Award for Neonatal Nursing.