Lynn D. Kennedy MN, RN

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Lynn D. Kennedy MN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing, emeritus

Lynn Kennedy is an assistant professor at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. She has been a medical-surgical and critical care nurse for 34 years. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence, SC in 1978, her BSN from MUSC Satellite Program at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC in 1984 and her MN from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.  She is currently completing her EdD from Walden University.  She has held certification in Neuroscience and Critical Care Nursing. Lynn has served as mentor and preceptor for 16 years in acute care and critical care nursing and received the Sylvester Award for outstanding new graduate in 1980. In academia, she has mentored and precepted faculty for approximately 21 years.  Lynn began working in academia as a full-time clinical nursing instructor at Florence Darlington Technical College, part-time clinical faculty with University of South Carolina/Francis Marion University Satellite in 2005 and is currently full time tenured faculty with Francis Marion University.  Lynn has taught Critical Care, Trauma Nursing, Advanced Trauma Nursing and various other medical-surgical and critical care topics for Pee Dee AHEC in Florence, SC, and assisted healthcare agencies in implementing stroke units and providing staff education. Lynn has instructed all levels of nursing students in all areas of medical-surgical nursing in the classroom and in the clinical setting.  Lynn currently teaches Adult Health III to pre-licensure students and Pathophysiology to RN-BSN students.

Lynn is co-author of one article entitled, “Senior Nursing Student Usage and Perceptions and Staff Nurses’ Perceptions of Students Using Personal Phones to Access Healthcare Information During Clinical Education.” In addition, she has edited two books entitled, Medical Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy and Prioritizing and Delegation for the NCLEX. She also co- presented at two Drexel University Simulation Conferences on Senior Nursing Student Usage and Perceptions and Staff Nurses’ Perceptions of Students Using Personal Phones to Access Healthcare Information during Clinical Education” and Intravenous Education through simulation.


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