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Peg Kennedy

MSN, RN, FNP-C

Peg Kennedy

Peg Kennedy is a registered nurse, board-certified family nurse practitioner, and an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Nursing at Oakland University. Kennedy also serves as the Student Retention and Success Coach in the OU SON, supporting undergraduate students as they matriculate through the nursing program. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Personnel Administration from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. She is currently completing her PhD in Nursing, also at Oakland University, with a research focus on childhood trauma and resilience. Kennedy’s areas of expertise include pediatric nursing, child and adolescent health, and trauma-informed practice. As a nurse educator, Kennedy has developed and taught courses related to nursing care of children and families, human trafficking, human sexuality, advanced health assessment, child maltreatment, research for evidence-based nursing practice, and trauma-informed care for the healthcare professions. Her research interests include childhood adversity, the physical and mental health impacts of childhood trauma across the lifespan, resilience in trauma-exposed youth, trauma in sexual and gender monitories, sexual and gender minority health, and trauma-informed applications to practice and teaching.

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