Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, RN, CNE, CIC, FAPIC

Irena L. Kenneley.



Phone: 216.368.4841


Associate Professor; Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Research Interests

  • Antibiotic Resistance in the Community and Infection Control
  • Prevention in the Home Healthcare Environment and Across the Continuum of Care
  • Prevention of Healthcare-Acquired Infections

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator: Infection Control and Prevention in Home Healthcare:  The Infamous Nurses’ Bag, 2007.
  • Co-Investigator, "Infection Control and Wound Care Supplies in the Home Healthcare Environment," Elizabeth Madigan, Principal Investigator, 2004.

Training Projects

  • MSN/Infection Control Specialty
  • Community Health Nursing Program
  • Clinical Coordinator, Infection Control
  • Undergraduate Microbiology; the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Education Interests

  • Infection Control and Epidemiology of Infectious Disease; Microbiology
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Education
  • Educational Background
  • AD, Nursing, Lakeland Community College, Mentor, OH
  • BS, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH
  • MSN, Community Health Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Recent Publications

  • Kenneley, I., Borton, D., Lopez, C., Brinsko, V., McBride, P. J., Walker, B. W., Gilmore, G. K., B, (Contributors and Consultants), H. C. (2011). In Wolter Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Ed.),Lippincott’s Guide to Infectious Diseases. Philadelphia: PA.
  • Kenneley, I. (2011). Stopping HAIs at their source. The Nurse Practitioner, 36(9), 47-51.