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nursing educator

Kenn M. Kirksey, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Texas; Certified Emergency Nurse; certified clinical nurse specialist, Texas; certified specialist American Nurses Credentialing Center. National Institutes of Health/NINR RO1 grantee, since 1994.


Kirksey, Kenn M. was born on January 31, 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of Woodville Cicero and Ila Kay (Weehunt) Kirksey.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Texas Woman's University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Texas Woman's University, 1993. MSN, University Texas, Arlington, 1981.


Instructor, Lamar U., Beaumont, Texas, 1983-1986; assistant professor nursing, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1986-1988; assistant professor nursing, University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1988-1996; associate professor, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., Corpus Christi, since 1996. Board directors Cmty. Care for Acuired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Inc., Galveston, 1986-1988.


  • Registered Nurse, Texas. Certified Emergency Nurse. Certified clinical nurse specialist, Texas.

    Certified specialist American Nurses Credentialing Center.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications, chapters to books. Contributing editor journal Critical Care Nurse, since 1994. Reviewer for journals in field.

      Member editorial board American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care.


Board directors, vice chair The Passage Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Hospice, Corpus Christi. Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Texas Nurses Association (District 6 vice president 1987-1988. District 17 board directors since 1997), Sigma Theta Tau (president-elect 1994-1995, president 1995-1996, board directors 1994-1996.

Region 3 chairperson multimedia awards since 1996).


Woodville Cicero Kirksey

Ila Kay (Weehunt) Kirksey