Dr. Dennison has extensive experience in critical care nursing, working as a staff nurse, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, consultant, and professor. She has also been very involved in planning and providing professional development programs throughout the United States for the last 30 years. She is currently an Educational Consultant at Baptist Health Lexington, a Magnet facility, in Lexington, Kentucky.
She has held teaching and leadership positions at University of Cincinnati, Georgetown University, and Chamberlain College of Nursing. Her teaching experience is extensive but she enjoys teaching evidence-based practice, pathophysiology, and leadership.
She is currently certified as a critical care clinical nurse specialist (CCNS) by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, as a certified nurse educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing, and as an nurse executive and nursing professional development specialist by American Nurses Certification Corporation.
She is a frequent contributor to nursing journals and books. She is the author of the book Pass CCRN!, which prepares critical care nurses for the CCRN exam. The second, third and fourth editions were selected as an AJN Book of the Year. She is also the author of Pass CEN! which prepares emergency nurses for the certified emergency nurse (CEN) examination and Pass PCCN!, which prepares progressive care nurses for the progressive care nurse (PCCN) examination. All of these books are published by Elsevier. She is also the author of Evaluation Beyond Exams in Nursing Education. Designing Assignments and Evaluating with Rubric, published by Springer Publishing Company.