• Jennifer Mckenna, RN, MSN, AOCNP

    Jennifer Mckenna, RN, MSN, AOCNP


    Breast Oncology

    Phone: 617-632-3800
    Email: jennifer_mckenna@dfci.harvard.edu


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    I have been a nurse practitioner in the Breast Oncology Center at Dana-Farber since 2008.  I started my career as an oncology nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1998. I have been practicing as an oncology nurse practitioner since 2001 and have specialized in breast cancer care.


    Education and Training
    Bates College, BA in Psychology, 1992
    Yale University School of Nursing, RN Certification, 1998
    Yale University School of Nursing, MSN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, 1999
    Yale University School of Nursing, Post Master’s Certificate, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 1999

    Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP), 2005
    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certification through the ANCC, 1999

    Select Publications

    • McInnes, J. A. & Knobf, M. T. (2001).  Weight gain and quality of life in women with early stage breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 28(4), 675-684.
    • McKenna, J. A. (2002).  Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia.  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6(5), 283-286.
    • McKenna, J. A. (2010).  The role of bisphosphonates in the adjuvant therapy of breast cancer.  Breast Care:  Special Interest Group Newsletter, 6(1), 4-6.