Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
BS, Wheaton College; MA, New Mexico State University; MSN, Vanderbilt University; PhD, University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Kimberly Petrovic, PhD, RN is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. She earned her doctorate from the University of Connecticut after completing a dissertation that focused on the dyadic relationship and trust between healthcare providers and patients, particularly those living with HIV and cardiovascular disease. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt, with a specialty focus in geriatric nursing and gerontology; she then worked as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP) as well as a nurse manager for several years. She also holds a Master of Sociology degree from New Mexico State University, where she specialized in human rights work, medical sociology, and the sociology of aging. Her areas of research, scholarship, and teaching include (but are not limited to) adult development and aging, bioethics, chronic and complex healthcare conditions, diversity and multiculturalism, genomics, geriatrics and gerontology, global health, healthcare policy, HIV, human rights, inter-professional collaboration, nursing education, and nursing leadership.