Biography

Robin Donohoe Dennison has 35 years of experience in critical care nursing, working as a staff nurse, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, consultant, and professor.

Dr. Dennison’s educational background includes AA in nursing from Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) in Charleston, WV, BSN from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, MSN in Cardiopulmonary Nursing from University of Delaware in Newark, DE, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. She was certified as a CCRN for 15 years and is currently certified as a CCNS by the AACN Certification Corporation. She is also currently certified as a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing and as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing. She is licensed as an APRN in Washington DC and Kentucky.

Robin started her own company in 1984 and has been the President of Robin Dennison Presents, Inc. since then. She teaches continuing education programs, especially CCRN certification reviews, for hospitals, universities, and nursing associations throughout the country. Participant evaluations consistently rate her programs as excellent. She presents difficult concepts in an easy to understand and humorous manner.

Robin is also Associate Professor at Georgetown University. She teaches in the online program for advanced practice students.

Robin is a frequent contributor to nursing journals and books. She is the author of the book Pass CCRN! first published by Mosby in 1996. The 4th edition of Pass CCRN! was published in January of 2013. Her most recent journal publications have been related to intravenous medication safety and professional portfolios.

Robin lives near Lexington, KY, with her husband Russell, an emergency medicine physician, and their black Labrador retriever Sophie, Great Pyrenees/Golden retriever mix Zak, and very mixed breed Ziggy. All of these dogs are rescue dogs (please rescue!). The Dennisons are also avid “birders” and enjoy the wildlife on the Kentucky River.