Kady Dunleavy, Professor of Nursing, Eureka Campus
What do you love most about teaching at CR?
I love assisting students in become competent, confident and compassionate nurses. One of the most rewarding things about teaching at CR is sharing the "aha" moments with students when they apply their theoretical knowledge to an individual patient. Another rewarding component of teaching is when I arrive at any hospital in Humboldt County and find a group of former students providing quality nursing care.
What do you love most about your discipline?
Nursing is my passion and I believe that a good nurse should provide holistic, comprehensive care to the individual, employing the art and science of nursing rather than caring for an individual with a specific disease or condition. In my opinion, nursing is one of the most important careers a person can choose and I feel honored to be part of the educational process. After being a nurse for over forty years, I bring a variety of real world experiences to teaching and love hearing about many former students success stories.
Professor Kady Dunleavy has been teaching at CR since 2000. She graduated from D'Youville College with a BSN in Nursing and received her Master's degree from New York University. Martha Rogers and Delores Krieger were two of her professors at NYU. Kady was instrumental in building a pediatric intensive care unit at NYU Medical Center and helped to establish the neonatal and pediatric units at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. Kady has been a nurse for over forty years and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, home care, and healthcare corporations. However, teaching nursing is by far her most rewarding job. Kady loves to see how students evolve from frightened novices into professional, competent, caring nurses. Kady loves her family especially her daughter, Codie and her two dogs, Finn and Casey. She enjoys gardening, walking on the beach and traveling.