Bio – Kimberley Ennis, DNP
Kimberley Ennis is an experienced clinician and leader with a passion for mentorship. Kimberley is the Senior Director of Nursing at Mount Sinai Queens (MSQ) and responsible for overseeing all medical surgical nursing operations, including, MSQ’s Nurse Management teams, act as Magnet liaison, including the refinement of nursing’s shared governance and growing and maintaining a steady team of Advanced Practice Nurses. In her role, she collaborates closely with Finance and Nursing Quality & Education departments to meet and achieve superior patient experiences, extraordinary patient clinical outcomes, maintain MSQ’s historical positive nursing satisfaction and achieve fiscal responsibility.
Prior to this role, Kimberley served as the Associate Director of Nursing at Mount Sinai Heart. She was responsible for the clinical operations and strategic oversight of the various impatient and outpatient areas. Kimberley joined Mount Sinai Hospital in 2008 as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) on the cardiac NP Attending Directed Service (ADS) and was actively involved in various Hospital initiatives. In 2016, she became manager of the Cardiac Care Unit and led the successful opening and was responsible for the daily operations of a new 20 bed state-of-the-art cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiac Step-Down Unit. Under Kimberley’s leadership, the ICU received the prestigious national Gold Beacon award for excellence from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Additional recognitions under her leadership include the highest number of new CCRN certifications, highest and most improved unit in Hand Hygiene Award, and recognition for patient experience highest and most improved in nurse communication and nurse checks-on-you. In addition, she worked with staff and dyad to make major reductions in the unit’s hospital-acquired infections.
Kimberley is an active member of several professional organizations including American Heart Association Cardiovascular Symposium Planning Council, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Black Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Inductee in the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and an executive planning committee member for the Harlem Healthy Heart Series, a community outreach initiative.
Kimberley earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Yale University.
In 2020, Kimberley was nominated and awarded the Business Council of Westchester “40 under 40” Rising Star and National Black Nurses Association Administrator of the Year award.