Kimberly Trout, PhD, CNM, APRN has been appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor of Women’s Health in the Standing Faculty – Clinician Educator track in the Family and Community Health Department effective July 1, 2014.
Dr. Trout received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1980, her Masters of Science in Nursing; Nurse Midwifery in 1987 and her PhD in Nursing in 2005 all from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She was an Assistant Professor at Villanova University College of Nursing from 2005 through 2011 where she was awarded tenure in May 2011. In August 2011, she was appointed as an Associate Professor and the Program Director for the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.
The focus of Dr. Trout’s scholarship is on improving the nutritional status of mothers and infants, particularly in women who have or are at risk for diabetes. From 2008-2013, Dr. Trout was the Principal Investigator on a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research. She was the first nurse to be awarded an NIH grant at Villanova. Dr. Trout is currently working on a R21 submission to the NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases using the pilot data from her NIH AREA 15 grant.
Dr. Trout is a well-seasoned lecturer who has held several teaching appointments throughout her career and most recently, here at the School of Nursing. She was recruited in August 2011 to serve as the Program Director for the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. She revamped the program and helped guide them through a successful accreditation process from the national Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).
Dr. Trout has maintained an active clinical practice for over 27 years. Since 2003, she has been a practicing nurse-midwife at Pennsylvania Hospital. Her practice has agreed to partner with the School to support her effort as a Clinician Educator.
Dr. Trout is active in several professional organizations such as the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, and the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. She currently serves on the Normal Birth Task Force Maternity Care Subcommittee for the American College of Nurse-Midwives.