Kiersten Henry

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AACN Board
July 2018-June 2021
AACN Certification Corporation Board
July 2020-June 2021

Kiersten Henry, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021. She also serves a concurrent one-year term on the AACN Certification Corporation board from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

Henry is chief advanced practice clinician at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Maryland. She practices in critical care and cardiology, while supporting several departments in an administrative capacity, including surgical physician assistants (PAs), the ICU nurse practitioner/PA team, palliative care team and the Cardiac and Vascular Laboratory. She also works on high-reliability and safety training for associates, as well as system-wide initiatives for patient and family education.

In addition to her hospital responsibilities, she is a member of the Maryland-1 DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) and, in 2017, she was deployed to Texas after Hurricane Harvey and to Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma and Maria. She provided medical care for hospitalized patients with acute and chronic conditions.

A member of AACN’s Greater Washington Area Chapter, Henry served on the AACN Nominating Committee for 2016-2017 and contributed to “AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care,” 7th ed. She also served on the CMC Practice Analysis Task Force in 2015 and has presented concurrent sessions at the National Teaching Institute on topics such as “90 Is the New 60: Geriatric Cardiovascular Case Studies,” “Cardiac Medications and the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System” and “The ABCs of Acute PE.”

Some of Henry’s other affiliations include the MedStar Health Patient and Family Education Council, MedStar Health Interdisciplinary Model of Care Work Group and the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Leadership Development Team.

She has received many awards throughout her career, including the MedStar Health Super HeRO of the Year award (2017), the MedStar Peter W. Monge Leadership Excellence Award (2016), the Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area Employee of the Year Award for MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (2015) and an AACN Circle of Excellence award (2010).

Henry earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (2016) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1998), both from University of Maryland School of Nursing. In 2005, she graduated from the school’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Program in Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Nursing.