SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

NURSING

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

NURSING

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Denise Pruskowski Kavanagh, MSN, R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

kavanaghd@lasalle.edu

215.951.1440

St. Benilde Tower 4434

Denise Kavanagh’s nursing experience includes bedside nursing, administration, quality review, school nursing and education in the medical/surgical setting and more recently medical-surgical in a community setting.  Currently she works in a community setting as a substitute school nurse for Upper Merion Area School District and the Center for Occupational Health for Crozier Chester Medical Center. At La Salle, she teaches the initial medical-surgical courses and public health nursing. She enjoys spending time with her husband and six children and their families as well as sports—especially basketball and Phillies baseball.

Areas of Expertise

Medical-Surgical
Community

Education

DHA, University of Phoenix (completing dissertation)
MSN, West Chester University
BSN, Villanova University

Teaching

Adult medical-surgical
Public health

Publications

Kavanagh, Denise Pruskowski (2009), Evaluation of Hospital Compare website for Identifying 

Risk. Pennsylvania Nurse, 64(4).

Kavanagh, Denise Pruskowski (2010). Aesthetic Expression: Matthew. International Journal for 

Human Caring, 14(2)

Community Service

Director of Recreation, Bridgeport, PA
Parish Nurse, Sacred Heart Church, Swedesburg, PA
Occupational Advisory Board Member, Central Montco Technical High School, Norristown, PA Admissions Liaison Officer, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY  

Honors, Awards

Sigma Theta Tau International
Featured citizen of Montgomery County, August 7, 2011 The Times Herald, Norristown, PA