Kearney, who has 30 years of experience as a nursing professional, has previously worked as a director of nursing education, development and research and director of community education at South Nassau Communities Hospital. She has also served as a clinical assistant professor of nursing at New York University.
A specialist in population health, Kearney was the seventh person in the country to receive certification as an advanced practice holistic nurse, a specialty she has worked in as both a clinician and administrator.
In addition to her teaching position at Daemen, Kearney provides seminars and screenings to businesses and corporations throughout Western New York as an educator/screener for HealthFitness Corp.
Kearney has served as a board member of several local chapters of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, and is a past member of the American Nurses Association, the New York Organization of Nurse Executives, and the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is also a reiki master and nationally certified reflexologist.
Kearny earned a doctor of philosophy in nursing from Molloy College, a post-master’s certificate in advance practice holistic nursing from New York University, a master’s degree in nursing from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bowling Green State University.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, biking, and photography. She resides in North Tonawanda.