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Patrick Kennedy, DNP, RN, ACNPC-AG

Headshot: Dark haired man in blue suit with red tie smiling at the camera
Full Time Adjunct Instructor
MSN Adult Gerontological Acute Care NP Lead Faculty 
2032 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8313
[email protected] 

Dr. Patrick Kennedy received his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Wayne State University.  He is a Full-time Adjunct faculty member and the MSN Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Lead Faculty at Oakland University School of Nursing in Rochester, Michigan. He teaches across the curriculum in both the undergraduate basic BSN/ASD tracks, as well as the graduate level. Dr. Kennedy is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and maintains his clinical practice as a critical-care APRN for Ascension Health System. His clinical expertise is in critical care medicine and his research interests include quality improvement and improving symptom management at the end of life. He is actively working on a study determining the accuracy of nursing assessments of pain and dyspnea via telehealth.


  • DNP / Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Wayne State University
  • BSN – University of Detroit Mercy 

Practice / Research Area Interests

  • Practice - Critical Care Medicine – ACNPC-AG
  • Research - Virtual assessments using the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS)
  • Research – Registered Nurses’ working conditions during COVID-19


  • Hernandez, J., Munyan, K., Kennedy, E., Kennedy, P., Shakoor, K., & Wisser, J. (2021) Identifying Traumatic Stress in Frontline American Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey Study. Accepted pending press in Traumatology
  • Kennedy, P. Munyan, K. Cameron, P. (2021) Advancing nursing science alongside nursing practice: A call to action for PhD and DNP collaboration. Accepted pending press in Journal for Doctoral Nursing Practice.  

Funded Grant Activities

  • Munyan, K., Kennedy, P., Novak, D. (2021). Enhancing Laboratory Infrastructure to Support At-Risk and ESL Students. 2021 Foundation for Academic Nursing Faculty Scholars Grant

o   Funded in the amount of $24,364

  • Cameron, P., Munyan, K., Kennedy, P. (2021). Accuracy of Respiratory

Distress Assessment in the Virtual Realm. Oakland University Research Office

o   Funded in the amount of $2,000

Scholarly Presentations

  • Podium (accepted as a 1-hr breakout speaker) - Screening for Traumatic Stress: Addressing Mental Health Needs in Post-Pandemic Primary Care, MICNP 2021 Annual Conference, Traverse City, MI. (2021)
  • Poster - Implementation of the RDOS, Sigma Theta Tau Fall Research Day, Oakland University. (2018)

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.