Chrisann Fennessey, MS, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing; Coordinator, Clinical Education

Areas of Specialty

  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Acute care of the geriatric patient
  • Development of nursing skills in on-campus laboratory
  • Assistance in simulation

Special Interests

  • Best practice for clinical instruction at the sophomore, junior and senior levels
  • Interdisciplinary clinical simulation development
  • Investigation and development of online learning tools to enhance clinical learning
  • Preceptor for graduate clinical instructor practicum
  • Adjunct faculty resource
  • Missions trip participant in Guatemala (via Bethel Ministries International) in wheelchair distribution, home building, food & clothing distribution, and prayer support.

Professional Involvement 

  • Staff nurse at Highland Hospital
  • Lu Richter Scholarship Committee member
  • National League for Nursing member
  • National Gerontological Nursing Association member
  • Care Innovation and Transformation project member at Highland Hospital

Special Involvement/Projects at RWC

  • Member, Nursing Dedication Committee

Favorite Activities

  • Camping
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Hanging out with my family
  • Reading non-fiction

Thoughts About Roberts

Nurses who graduate from Roberts Wesleyan College traditional undergraduate program have a growing reputation in the Rochester area - and beyond - for being the kind of registered nurses that employers want.  Roberts graduates are known for their ability to be critical thinkers, to recognize and utilize best evidence in practice, and to handle complex clinical situations with grace and compassion.  Roberts Wesleyan College develops future nurse leaders that learn how to apply Christ-like principles of caring, not only in the field of nursing, but also with each other.  This is what makes Roberts students different; this is why a Roberts RN stands out among other nurses; this is what makes me proud to be part of the Roberts community.