Kelly D. Rosenberger, DNP, APN, WHNP-BC, CNM

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Director, Rockford Regional Campus
  • Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Dr. Rosenberger has years of expertise in the development and implementation of innovative curriculums using blended hybrid formats of online and face-to-face instruction serving as a benefit to the UIC College of Nursing. Her accomplishments have garnered well-deserved recognition. Professor Rosenberger was the recipient of the Nursing Excellence Award from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International (Alpha Mu Chapter), and she received the CON Rockford Campus Preceptor of the Year Award.

As Director of the Rockford Campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing, Dr. Rosenberger led the development of an interprofessional, longitudinal nursing concentration in rural healthcare with medical, pharmacy and DNP students learning and practicing together in teams. Under her leadership, the Rural Nursing Program (RNURSING) prepares DNP graduates to practice in rural settings promoting the health of patients and rural communities through partnerships in education, service, research and policy. As an educator, Dr. Rosenberger’s work aims to shape the careers of NPs caring for rural communities throughout the nation by expanding students’ knowledge regarding determinants of health and health disparities in rural populations, while influencing students’ development of strong experiential skills to identify effective evidence-based healthcare solutions. While serving as the leader of the CON Rockford Regional Campus, Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program and Director of RNURSING, Dr. Rosenberger also maintains a clinical practice at the UIC Family Health Center.

Selected Publications

Monahan, L. Sparbel, K., Heinschel, J., Rugen, K., & Rosenberger, K. (2018). Medical and pharmacy students shadowing advanced practice nurses to develop interprofessional competencies. Applied Nursing Research, 39, 103-108. DOI:  

Yeager, J., & Rosenberger, K. D. (2017). Acute pain management in the trauma patient on chronic opiate therapy. American Nurse today, 12(4):60-63.  

Baule, K. A., Scott, L. D., Minore, W.S., & Rosenberger, K. D. (2017). Improving satisfaction among established patients in a Midwestern pain clinic. Applied Nursing Research, 33, 54-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.10.009 

Rosenberger, K. D., & Fisk, C. (2017). Missed diagnosis of trichomoniasis: a case study. Nurse Practitioner, 42(2):1-4. DOI: 10.1097/01. NPR.0000511777.44250.20 Online exclusive: Clinical Case Report

Rosenberger, K. D. (2015). Letter to the editor. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(2): A23. DOI10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.11.022