Kim Bridges MSN, RN-BC, CNL, CNE, Department of Nursing
Kimberlee-Ann Bridges MSN, RN-BC, CNL, CNE received her BS in Psychology from Sacred Heart University; her BSN and MSN from Fairfield University; she is currently enrolled at Teachers College Columbia University pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Education. She is holds certifications in Medical-Surgical Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Professor Bridges is also a Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing.
Her background is in medical-surgical nursing. She has worked in acute care with post-operative general surgery and medical patients and served in a leadership role in that setting. Subsequently, Professor Bridges worked in the outpatient practice setting to develop a care coordination program, which focused on safe transitions of care for complex patients. She participated in the VHA Leading Practice Blueprint, which create a national standardized map for care coordination that other organizations could follow when developing their own program. Professor Bridges also has experience in palliative and end-of-life care. She received training in interprofessional collaboration in healthcare and helped to transition the professional practice in a large health network.
Professor Bridges is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She started teaching nursing in 2014. She has published in nursing exam review guides for Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Leaders. Her areas of interest include simulation, active teaching and learning strategies in higher education, palliative care and interprofessional collaboration.