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Kimberly Kistler

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

Contact Information
Brief Biography:
Kim joined the DCN team as a part-time clinical instructor in April of 2017. She is a "second-career" nurse after starting as a Health Educator. She has taught junior high, high school and at the collegiate level in CO, CA and PA. Her experience has been in Progressive Care with specialization in transplants including kidney, pancreas and heart. She specialized in the artificial hearts (Left Ventricular Assist Device - LVAD). She has also worked in a broad- based Med/Surg/Telemetry unit and with ortho, neuro, medical, surgical, oncology, and cardiac patients. Kim spent 2 years working in an APRN role as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Quality Improvement, Patient Safety). As a leader, Kim improved fall rates, immunization compliance, quality control, medical errors, core measure data and much more. Kim was awarded “Rookie of the Year” at DCN in 2017.

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Professional Affiliations

Other Responsibilities
Point Loma Nazarene University
Master of Science - Nursing (MSN)
  • Nursing
  • National Association of Clinical
    Nurse Specialists - NACNS
    Academic Senate

    California State University
    Master of Science (MS)
  • Health Science

  • University of Northern Colorado
    Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Health Education
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