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Dr. Kimberly Lynch began teaching at Olivet as an adjunct professor in 2017 and joined as full-time faculty in 2021, teaching in the MSN/FNP Program. Previously, Dr. Lynch has taught at Indiana Wesleyan University and DePaul University in their graduate nursing programs. Her clinical background includes the emergency department, critical care, oncology, occupational health, risk management, and primary care practice. 

She is thrilled to be teaching at her alma mater and has a passion for teaching! She strives to engage, challenge, and inspire growth in the students she teaches. She perceives her role as an educator and a mentor, seeking to assist the students in obtaining a solid knowledge foundation and develop critical thinking skills for success in their future professional careers and also life. She is honored to be an educator, role model, and mentor to future nurses and nurse leaders.

She and her husband have three adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, publishing, and painting! Most of all, she loves having family time when everyone can be together!