Kennedy LaVille Thoren
Kennedy L. Thoren received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Iowa in May 2020. She holds a specialty advanced practice certification from the ANCC in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and licenses in both Iowa and Minnesota. She currently works full-time as a Behavioral Health Consultant with Landmark Health and as Contributing Faculty in Walden’s MSN-PMHNP program. Dr. Thoren has several years of experience teaching mental health nursing. She has taught mental health nursing didactic and clinical courses, psychopharmacology, pharmacology, health promotion, and community health. Dr. Thoren completed her doctoral evidence-based practice project on the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) and has both a publication and history of successful presentations affiliated with this.
NRNP 6635 - Psychopathology and Diagnostic Reasoning
PRAC 6635 - Psychopathology and Diagnostic Reasoning Practicum
DNP, University of Iowa
Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Certification, University of Pittsburgh
BSN, Mercy College of Health Sciences
AS, Mercy College of Health Sciences
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, Volunteer -
Awards / Honors
Principal Charity Classic Healthcare , , 2021
LaVille Thoren, K. (2021). The collaborative care model: Improving access to children’s mental health care. .
LaVille Thoren, K. (2022). Prescribing Pearls and Population-Specific Considerations in Geriatric Psychiatry.
LaVille Thoren, K. (2021). In Their Own Words COVID-19 Pandemic Series– UnityPoint Eyerly Ball.
LaVille Thoren, K. (2020). The Collaborative Care Model: Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care.