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Clare Cardo McKegney DNP, APRN, CPNP

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Clare Cardo  McKegney, DNP, APRN, CPNP

Dr. McKegney joins the Columbia University School of Nursing in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/ DNP program. She has been practicing as a primary care PNP since 2001. She began her nursing career at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Sacred Heart University in 1997. While working full time she returned to school at NYU and recieved her PNP with a post masters certificate in Children with Special Needs in 2001. She completed doctoral work at Columbia University in 2008. Dr. McKegney maintains her facutly practice at a large private practice in New Providence, NJ. She lives in NJ with her husband and three children. 

    Education & Training

  • BS, Nursing , Sacred Heart University
  • MSN, Pediatrics , New York University
  • DNP, Columbia University School of Nursing


ADA crendentialed talk -�History and Physical Diagnosis 2002 - present�

CHADD - Anaheim 2008

SAVVY Parent 2013-2016

Speaker Series - Screenagers - 2016, 2018

Breastfeeding Dyad - Rutgers 2017, 2018

Community Service


Christ Child Society

Vice President - Oratory Prep Parent Guild 

Teaching Responsibilities

Sacred heart Univeristy - 2009, 2010 Adjunct 

Umass Boston - Adjunct 2010

Simmons College of Nursing - Adjunct 2011

Rutgers University  - Adjunct - 2017



Certified Breastfeeding Counselor

Team Member/ Reviewer - "Use of Virtual Reality to Decrease Pain and Anxiety During Vaccination"

Honors & Awards

Florence Nightingale Award 1997

Top Docs Norwalk CT 2005, 2006

Top Docs New Providence, NJ 2017, 2018


Cardo McKegney, Clare. (2008). Suspicious Fracture in a Toddler. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 22. 196-8. 10.1016/j.pedhc.2007.11.005.

Team Member / Reviewer :"Use of Virtual Reality to Decrease Pain and Anxiety During Vaccination" by Julia Purn - DNP Project 

Online Publications / Parent Teaching articles