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Bernice Kennedy

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Bernice Roberts Kennedy received a Ph.D. in Health Services from Walden University and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree and Master Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from the University of South Carolina
At Walden, she taught the doctoral dissertation class in Public Health and the Master Nursing program. Dr. Kennedy has worked as a researcher in various capacities during her work experiences. She served as Chair, Mentor, and Research Methods Expert for doctoral students in completing their dissertation. During her career, Dr. Kennedy worked as a researcher, educator, and clinician. She is a national board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Also, she has worked as a psychiatric nurse for over 45 years.
Dr. Kennedy has numerous publications and presentations on community-based and health-related research projects. She published in peer-reviewed journals and self-help books. Also, Dr. Kennedy’s current research studies have focused on minority populations and issues related to access to care, utilization of health services, and health outcomes.

Courses Taught

NSG 6052 - Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice

Nursing 6050 - Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health

Education

PhD, Walden University

MS, University of South Carolina

BSN, University of South Carolina

Public Service

Advisory Council Board, Richland County School District One, Board Member - Columbia, SC, United States

Cooperative Health Centers, Inc. Governing Board; Executive Board, Board Member - Columbia, SC

Awards / Honors

• National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha, Pi; Walden University, 2019, Walden, 2019

Publications

Kennedy, B. R. (2017). Intimate partner violence: Promoting the need for adequate screening. assessment and interventions for physical and mental conditions resulting from intimate partner violence. BRK Global Healthcare Journal, 978-1-5323-4858-7.

Kennedy, B. R. (2017). Global perspective on violence of women and children: Advocacy on preventing 21 st century slavery. BRK Global Healthcare Journal, 978-1-5323-4858-7.

Kennedy, B. R. (2017). African American Women Speak: A Phenomenological study of African American women’s beliefs and perceptions about compliance to treatment regimen in the healthcare system. BRK Global Healthcare Journal, 978-1-5323-4858-7.

Kennedy, B. R. (2019). African American women and depression. Promoting the Need for culturally competent treatment. . BRK Global Healthcare Journal, 978-1-5323-4858-7.

Kennedy, B. R. (2019). Women and HIV: Gender inequalities of women contributing to HIV pandemic around the globe, . BRK Global Healthcare Journal, 978-1-5323-4858-7.

Presentations

Kennedy, B. R. (2019). 2019 7th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference, Promoting a Multifaceted Model of Depression in African American Women . Drexel University.

Kennedy, B. R. (2019). License Practical Counselor Convention; Promoting a Multifaceted Model of Depression in African American Women. License Practical Counselor Association.