College of Nursing

Valerie Hennessy

Valerie Hennessy

Senior Instructor, Yakima
FACULTY
NAME:
Valerie Hennessy
TITLE:
Senior Instructor, Yakima
OFFICE:
YAK 221
EMAIL:
vhennessy@wsu.edu
PHONE:
(509) 494-7911
FAX:
(509) 494-7915
MAILING ADDRESS:
1401 W Prasch Ave
Yakima, WA 98902

 Valerie's CV

Valerie Hennessy has enjoyed over 20 years of nursing practice in various clinical and management roles in the Yakima Valley. Her career began in public health nursing as a maternal child health home visiting nurse and shortly thereafter as the nurse manager of a local community health center. She has been certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as a University of Washington NCASTII/NSTEP-P nurse, as an ANA Board Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced in the hospital setting and finally as an AANP Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Valerie has worked primarily serving the homeless, migrant, underserved community of Yakima. She particularly enjoys working with women and children in high-risk situations. She returned to WSU in the fall of 2012 as clinical faculty having taught originally during her graduate school program.

EDUCATION

  • DNP (in progress), Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
  • MSN, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
  • BSN, Washington State University College of Nursing Yakima, Yakima, WA

INTERESTS

Maternal child health locally and abroad, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, mental health, underserved, migrant populations, breastfeeding promotion and support, spiritual health, children and adults with disabilities, servant leadership, promoting the advancement of nursing education across the profession

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Community Health, Nursing Leadership and Professional Development

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Sigma Theta Tau- 20 years
  • AANP-14 years

PUBLICATIONS

Hennessy, V.R. (2003). Nurses’ Role in Breastfeeding Promotion. (unpublished Master’s Thesis)

updated 1/5/17

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