Originally graduating from Atlantic Union College with her AS and BS degrees she has been a nurse for 22 years. Kimberly has worked in a variety of Critical Care nursing areas, specializing in Adult, Surgical, Medical, Oncology, Thoracic, Neurology and Cardiac Surgeries. In addition to holding academic teaching positions, both in the classroom and in clinical instruction, she previously taught at her alma-mater, Atlantic Union College as an Associate Professor of Nursing. She has taught in both pre-licensure medical-surgical nursing, nursing research and RN-BS courses in Informatics and Nursing Leadership as well as master's level nursing education and leadership courses. Her doctoral research and publications focus on, "The Empowerment of Nursing Faculty, development, and Orientation." Her core values focus on student outcomes and retention and academic and clinical faculty satisfaction and development.
In addition to her work in academics, Kimberly is a SIGMA Advisor and author for new nursing educators and has served in accreditation roles.
Most recently, Kimberly comes to us from the Fortis Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was the dean of nursing, and provided leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing program under the president of the college and national VP of Nursing at Education Affiliates.