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School of Nursing Staff - Kim Vickous

Dr. Kim Vickous, EdD, MSN, RN

Dr. Kim Vickous, EdD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

Office:  Medical Center Health Science Complex
Phone:  270-745-8768


Dr. Vickous graduated from Western Kentucky University with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1980, a Baccalaureate in Nursing in 2005 and a Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2008. She earned a Doctorate in Education, Organizations Leadership at Western Kentucky University in May 2015.

Her teaching experience started with an instructor position in the Western Kentucky University Associate Degree Nursing program in 2007. Since 2009, she has served as a nursing instructor for the Baccalaureate Nursing undergraduate program. Teaching experience includes Fundamentals of Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, Medical – Surgical Nursing I and II, and clinical and practicum experiences.

Her nursing practice includes 28 years of direct bedside care in the emergency department, level one post-anesthesia care unit, outpatient surgical services, medical-surgical patient care and staff development. She continues to work PRN as a Registered Nurse in the community. Her current instructor and provider certifications include American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Additionally, she holds provider and instructor status for the Trauma Nurses Core Curriculum Emergency Nurses Association program.

Dr. Vickous is a member of the American and Kentucky Nurses Associations, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing. Her research interests include civility in nursing education, evaluation of public and patient safety program outcomes, rural health and safety, organizational communication, coaching and nursing leadership, and cultural sensitivity and intercultural competence.

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