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Rose Kearney-Nunnery

Rose Kearney-Nunnery, American nursing administrator, educator, consultant.


  • Kearney-Nunnery, Rose was born on July 8, 1951 in Glen Falls, New York, United States. Daughter of James J. and Helen F. (Oprandy) Kearney-Nunnery.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Keuka College, 1973. Master of Nursing, University Florida, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1987.


    • Assistant professor Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, 1976-1987. Project coordinator, indigent health care University Florida, Gainesville, 1984-1985. Assistant professor University South Florida, Tampa, 1987-1988.

      Director nursing programs State University of New York, New Paltz, New York, 1988-1994. Project director Master of Science in gerontological nursing advanced nursing education grant United States Health Resources and Service Administration Division Nursing, 1992-1994. Head nursing department Technology College of the Low Country, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1995-1997, vice president academy affairs, 1997—2005, consultant, adjunct instructor, 2005—2008, interim vice president academy affairs, 2007.

      Dean College Nursing South University, 2009—2010. Adjunct professor Armsstong Alantic State University, 2010.


    • Author: Advancing Your Profession Concepts for Professional Nursing, 4th edition, 2008, Making the Transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse, 2010.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Beaufort Company First Steps, 2000-2001. Ulster County unit American Cancer Society, 1991-1994. Nursing education committee, 1990-1992.

    Board director Mid-Hudson Consortium for Advancement Education for Health Professional, 1988-1994. Nursing education committee, 1988-1992. Scholarship committee, 1989-1993.

    Committee chairman, 1990-1993, treasurer, 1992-1994. Professor development program State University of New York, Albany, 1989-1992. Advisory council Ulster Community College, 1989-1994.

    Advisory regional planning group for early intervention service United Cerebral Palsy Ulster County Inc., Children's Rehabilitation Center, 1989-1991. Member Ulster County advisory committee Office for Aging, 1991-1994. State delegate South Carolina Conference on Aging, 1995.

    Board director Beaufort County Council on Aging, 1995. Community advisory board Hilton Head Medical Center and Clinics, 1996-2000. Member South Carolina Board Nursing, since 2000, president 2001-2003.

    Accreditation evaluator Southern Association College and School Commission on College, 2000-2005. Member American Nurses Association, National League Nursing, South Carolina Nurses Association (editorial board 1994-1999, chair 1996-1999), National Council State Boards of Nursing (member practice, regulation and education committee 2001-2005, area III director 2005-2007, chair Nodel Act & Rules Communications, since 2010), Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Jimmie E. Nunnery (deceased).
    • father: James J. Kearney-Nunnery
    • mother: Helen F. (Oprandy) Kearney-Nunnery
    • spouse: Jimmie E. Nunnery
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    Born July 8, 1951
    (age 66)