Dr. Wilson has extensive experience caring for the people of West Alabama as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), in not only the family practice setting but in obesity management. She also has experience caring for rehabilitation patients in an outpatient skilled nursing facility. Currently, she practices at NorthRiver Primary Care's Wellness and Weight Loss Center where she develops and manages plans of care based upon the patient's weight loss and wellness goals. Using a comprehensive approach, she utilizes behavioral counseling to help patients develop healthy lifestyle modifications. Prior to becoming a FNP in 2007, she spent 12 years as a Maternal-Newborn nurse. Dr. Wilson is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a FNP.
Dr. Wilson graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama where she was named the Most Outstanding Senior. In 2007, she completed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and received a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2019, she received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Advance Practice with an Education Concentration from Samford University. In 2018, Dr. Wilson was awarded the Lucille Stewart Beeson Nursing Award as the most outstanding Post-Masters student who demonstrates excellence in leadership, service, and academic excellence from the Ida Moffeet School of Nursing at Samford University.
Dr. Kimberly Wilson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Capstone College of Nursing. Dr. Wilson's areas of teaching responsibility include both undergraduate and graduate level courses. She has experience teaching in Fundamentals of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Roles and Issues, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses. Currently, Dr. Wilson is pursuing her certification as a Certified Nurse Educator.
Dr. Wilson is involved in several professional organizations. She maintains memberships in the American Nurses Association, the Alabama State Nursing Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Alabama Alliance of Nurse Practitioner, the West Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. Wilson serves on multiple committees within the Capstone College of Nursing.
Dr. Wilson's clinical and academic areas of interest include obesity management, health promotion, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and FNP preceptorship. She has consistently precepted and mentored both nurse practitioner students and nursing students over the course of her career. For her doctoral project, she developed an advanced practice preceptorship education toolkit designed to prepare and incentivize nurse practitioners to serve as a preceptor to nurse practitioner students by providing no-cost continuing education. Dr. Wilson developed and administered an advanced practice preceptor survey to identify the local need for preceptor professional development and determine the barriers and motivators for precepting NP students.