Professional Bio

Educational Preparation

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • M.S.N., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • B.S.N., University of Illinois

Professional Memberships

  • Arapahoe Community College Certified Nurse Assistant, Advisory Board Member, Appointed, 2013-present
  • Friends of Nursing, Second Vice President for 2006-2007
  • National League for Nursing, 2009
  • Alpha Sigma Nu
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship International,  2003
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Kappa At Large Chapter, Denver, Colorado, 2001

    Clinical Expertise & Certifications

    • Community Health
    • Leadership
    • Colorado Registered Nurse

    Research & Scholarship

    Research Interests and Experience:

    Vulnerable population
    Gerontology
    Program development

    Co-Investigator on interprofessional team at Regis University,  “A Correlation Study of Communication Skill Level and Electronic Social networking Usage Among Health Care Students.”, 2011.

    Presentations:

    Goldwire, M.A., Crewell, J., Pennington, K., Davis, A., & McGuire, M. (February 22, 2013) Development of an Interprofessional Elective: A Pilot Experience. 2013 Teacher-Scholar Forum, Denver, CO.

    McCollum, M., Sheridan, L.M., Pennington, K.S., Suit, L., Davis, A., Scherer, S. (2012). Assessing teaching effectiveness in an interdisciplinary environment. 2012 American Association of Colleges Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

    Goldwire MA, Crewell J, Pennington K, et al. Interprofessional Spiritual Care Elective for Pharmacy Students, 5th Annual Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Innovation Conference. Denver, CO. November 9, 2012.

    Gilbert, M., Berg, B., Jarrett, S., Pennington, K., Weber, C., & Ellison, N. (September 19-21, 2012) Teams and Collaboration: Keys to Success of the Development of a Post-Masters Doctor of  Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, 5th National Doctors of Nursing Practice Inc. Conference,St. Louis, MO.

    Goldwire, M.A., Crewell, J., Pennington, K., McGuire, M., Roysen, D., Davis, A. (November 2012) Interprofessional Spiritual Care Elective for Pharmacy Students. 5th Annual Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Innovation Conference. Denver, CO. 

    McCollum, M., Sheridan, L., Pennington, K.S., Suit, L., Davis, A.M., Scherer, S.A. (July 2012) Assessing Teaching Effectiveness in an Interdisciplinary Environment. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida.

    Gilbert, M., Berg, B., Jarrett, S., Pennington, K., Weber, C., & Ellison, N.  Teams and Collaboration: Keys to Success of the Development of a Post-Masters Doctor of  Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. Fifth National Doctors of Nursing Practice Inc. Conference, St. Louis, MO,  September 19–21, 2012.

    Mulhall, M.; Crewell,J.; Snedden, T.; & Pennington, K. ( June 2012). Ignation Pedagogy: Transforming Knowledge into Contemplative Action. 2012 AHNA Annual Conference presented at the meeting of the American Holistic Nurses Association, Snowbird, UT.

    Gilbert, M., Jarrett, S., Berg, B., Pennington, K., & Weber, C. (January 2011). Teams and Collaboration: Keys to Success of the Development of a Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. American Association of Colleges of Nursing DNP Conference, Naples, FL.

    Gilbert, M., Jarrett, S., Scherer, S., Pennington, K.,  Fuller, S., Ricchetti, C., Gorman, I., & Amador, T.(January 2011). Embracing Complexity by Advancing the Value of Faculty Practice through Interprofessional Collaboration among a College for Health Professions, an Alternative High School for Students with Special Circumstances, and a Community Based Care Agency for Underserved Populations. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Pre-Conference, Naples, FL.

    Pennington, K.; Crewell, J.; Snedden, T.; & Mulhall, M. (September 2011). Ignatian Pedagogy: Transforming Nursing Education. 2011 NLN Education Summit. Podium Presentation at National League for Nurses, Orlando, FL,.

    Awards and Recognition