Dr. Monica Kennison, EdD, MSN, RN

Susan V. Clayton Baccalaureate Nursing Chair;
Professor of Nursing;
Chair of the Nursing Department

Contact Information

Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building, 317
CPO 2190
Email:  kennisonm@berea.edu
Phone:  859-985-3383
Fax: 859-972-0738

Dr. Monica Kennison

Fall 2022

Office Hours

Mon/Wed 11:00 a.m. to noon
Tues/Thur 2 – 3 p.m.
or by appointment

Class Schedule

  • NUR 352  (Fri: 9:20 am – 11:05 am)
  • NUR 450  (Tue: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm) (Tue: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)


  • EdD – West Virginia University, Curriculum & Instruction
  • MSN – West Virginia University, Adult Primary Health Care
  • BSN – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Diploma – Indiana Hospital School of Nursing


Dr. Monica Kennison has over thirty-seven years of experience in nursing education including twelve years as a higher education administrator of fully accredited nursing and health science programs. As such, she has written curricula, systematic evaluation plans, and accreditation self-study documents for graduate and undergraduate nursing education programs. She has spearheaded teams of faculty to significantly improve NCLEX-RN pass rates.

Scholarly Work Foci

  • Promoting cultures of civility in the workplace
  • Incorporating reflective writing pedagogy in didactic and clinical courses
  • Using expressive writing as a therapeutic self-help intervention


Selected Research

Selected Grants