Kimberly S Meyer PhD, ACNP-BC CNRN
BSN University of Louisville 1992
MSN University of Kentucky 2002
PhD University of Louisville 2016
Special recognition from the Department of Health & Human Services for work on the Organ Donor Collaborative
Best Abstract from the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses for the presentation “Visual and Vestibular Complications following TBI”
Served on the Board of Directors and as President for ABNN
Vision for Neuroscience Nursing:
Neuroscience nursing is an ever changing profession. The needs of the patients are growing more complex while institutional demands are increasing. As a profession, neuroscience nurses should embrace new technology while striving to provide compassionate care. Neuroscience nurses are some of the most passionate providers and have the opportunity to engage new or struggling nurses and mentor them in this exciting practice.
Vision for the Association:
In a time of limited resources, it is important for the association to stay relevant. This should be done by mentorship opportunities, high level educational events, and ongoing recruitment. Ideally, membership would be a mix of staff nurses, educators, and advanced practice nurses. In order to foster involvement of staff nurses, cost control is crucial.
Accomplishments in Professional Positions:
As a member of AANN, I have served as the neurotrauma SFG facilitator, member of the nominating committee, Core Curriculum author, and more recently, member of the Clinical Practice Guideline editorial board. Similarly, I have served on the Neurocritical Care Society’s clinical practice guideline committee, co-authoring the DVT Guidelines.
Accomplishments in Leadership Positions:
As an educator, I have a 90% pass rate for students taking the Adult-Gero Acute Care certification exam and have recently been appointed the program coordinator. I have established a local brain aneurysm support group and related facebook page. Throughout the year, I am an invited speaker for local and national neurotrauma and stroke conferences.