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Joy Kimbrell

Interim Dean of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Associate Professor

Joy Kimbrell

Interim Dean of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Associate Professor
BIOGRAPHY:

Education:

A.D.N., East Tennessee State University

B.S.N., East Tennessee State University

M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

D.N.P., Union University

 

Dr. Joy Kimbrell has been a registered nurse for over 35 years.  She has practiced in a variety of clinical areas including many years in critical care.  She was the first clinical nurse specialist and developed the clinical education department at a local hospital system in Nashville. 

She then transitioned to higher education in 1995 and joined the faculty at Cumberland University in 2005.    

In 2012, she developed and began serving as the Director of the Center for Nursing Success in the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing.  The Center for Nursing Success serves as a learning resource center to help provide guided academic support to Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing students.   The Center for Success is also responsible for assisting nursing students with NCLEX (nursing state board) preparation and remediation. 

She serves as a mentor for new faculty.   

Course Taught:

Health Assessment, Advanced Topics, Successful Entry into Practice, Spirituality in Nursing (online RN to BSN), Gerontology, Advanced Health Assessment (MSN)  

Course Developed/Redeveloped:

Successful Entry Into Practice

Spirituality in Nursing (online RN to BSN)

Advanced Health Assessment (online MSN)  

Professional Memberships:

American Nurses Association/Tennessee Nurses Association

National League for Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau, Int. Xi Alpha Chapter

Nurses Christian Fellowship

Nashville Faith Community Nurses  

Certifications:

Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nurses  

Honors:

Recipient of the Union University School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Program’s Academic Excellence Award for demonstrating the highest level of academic excellence in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.  May 15th, 2015. 

Finalist for March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year Award in Education, December 2012.  Nominated by Dean Bach and Associate Dean Kohal. 

Recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence-at the May 2012 commencement, Cumberland University.   

Professional Presentations:

Kimbrell, J. (2015).  Can Nurses In a Christian Environment Make a Difference in Educating Community Members About Advance Health Care Planning (AHCP) and Advance Health Care Directives (AHCD)?  Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators: From Critical Thinking to Clinical Reasoning, August 7-8, 2015, Hilton Minneapolis Airport - Mall of America.  (Peer reviewed and accepted). 

Kimbrell, J. (2015).  Can Nurses in a Christian Environment Make a Difference in Educating People About “The Talk”?  Presented at the quarterly meeting of the Nashville Faith Community Nursing Group.  St. Thomas West.  April 18, 2015.  Nashville, TN. 

Kimbrell, J. (2014).  Use of Role Play to Teach Community Members How to Discuss Advance Health Care Directives (AHCD) and Advance Health Care Planning (AHCP).  Presented at the Tennessee Simulation Conference November 21.  Nashville, TN. 

Kimbrell, J. (2014).  Getting the Conversation Started.  Community Class Regarding Advance Health Care Directives and Talking to Family Members.  Presented to the Agape and Joy Sunday School Classes.  November 9, 2014.  Hermitage United Methodist Church. Hermitage, TN. 

Kimbrell, J. (2014).  Community Seminar Advance Health Care Directives and Advance Care Planning.  Presented at FiftyForward Donelson Station.  October 15, 2014.  Donelson, TN. 

Kimbrell, J. (2014).  Getting the Conversation Started.  A Nurse-Facilitated Community Seminar Regarding Advance Health Care Directives.  Presented at Hermitage United Methodist Church.  September 20, 2014.  Hermitage, TN.

Kimbrell, J. (2014).  Disparity in Preventing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease.  Poster presentation.  Cumberland University’s First Annual Research Colloquium.  September 19, 2014.  Lebanon, TN. 

Kimbrell, J. (2014) Disparity in Preventing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease.  Poster and podium presentation.  Union University DNP cohort conference.  August 7, 2014.  Jackson, TN. 

Kimbrell, J. & Billings, L. (2014) Mexican Healthcare System. Poster Presentation. Scholarship Symposium. Sponsored by The Union University Research Program. April 29, 2014. Jackson, TN.

Kimbrell, J., Billings, L., Kaufman, A., Walker, J. (2013) Gender Differences in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Among Children Following an Earthquake. Poster Presentation. Scholarship Symposium. Sponsored by The Union University Research Program. April 29, 2014. Jackson, TN.

Kimbrell, J. (2013)  NCLEX Content Review: Think Like a Nurse. 4 Day Workshop developed and taught for May, 2014 graduating class Cumberland University Rudy School of Nursing. March 27-30, 2014.

Reach for the Horizon:  Goal Setting as a Success Strategy.  Pinning Address for the inaugural graduating class, Breckinridge School of Nursing; Nashville, TN; March, 2014. 

NCLEX Content Review. 3 Day Workshop developed and taught for August, 2013 graduating class Cumberland University Rudy School of Nursing.

Twelve-Lead EKG Workshop.  Presented at Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, TN; March, 2011

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation Three Day Workshop.  Presented at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  Gallatin, TN;  October 8-10, 2008; October 2009; October 2010 

Basic Telemetry Overview Workshop.  Presented at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  Gallatin, TN; Presented four times in June, 2008.   

Publications:

Kimbrell, J., & Powers, C. (2015). Can Nurses In a Christian Environment Make a Difference in Educating People About “The Talk?”. Tennessee Nurses Association Foundation. Under Review

Kimbrell, J.D. (2014).  Pacemaker module.  Lesson 10.  Resources for Nursing Education Online.  Basic Arrhythmia Course.  WEB Course.  http://www.rnedonline.org/ 

Kimbrell, J.D. (2014).  Resources for Nursing Education Online.  Basic Arrhythmia Course.  28 contact hours.  WEB Course.  http://www.rnedonline.org/  Revised annually 1999-present. 

Kimbrell, J.D. (1999).  Revisions (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009)  Basic Arrhythmia Course.  Two college credit hour course. 

Kimbrell, J.D. (1996). Alterations in Metabolism.  In V.H. Secor (Ed), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome, 2nd Edition. St. Louis: Mosby.

Kimbrell, J.D. (1993).  Acquired Coagulopathies.    Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 5(3), 453-458.

Kimbrell, J.D. (1992). Alterations in Metabolism.  In V.B. Huddleston (Ed), Multisystem Organ Failure (pp. 125-139). St. Louis: Mosby Year Book.

Pemerton, P. & Kimbrell, J.D. (1991). Basic Arrhythmia Self-Paced Course.  Unpublished workbook utilized throughout the Nashville Columbia/HCA market.

Kimbrell, J.D. (1988).  Development of a Structured Pretreatment Orientation Program For Patients Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment.  Thesis Project, Nashville:  Vanderbilt University.   

Research Interests:

A Registered Nurse Facilitated Community Educational Session for Advanced Health Care Directives:  A Pilot Offering.