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Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, CPNP

Assistant Professor
DNP Program Director
Kimberly McIltrot
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Surgical


Kimberly McIltrot’s contributions to nursing span clinical practice, advocacy, research, and international education. Her 30-year nursing career began in the Army, specializing in maternal-child health. As a lead nurse practitioner in pediatric surgery and wound, ostomy, and continence care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for 18 years, Dr. McIltrot developed and implemented innovative practice programs and changes locally and internationally. She has advanced pediatric surgical nursing through the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association as founder and editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. An internationally recognized expert on wound care, pediatrics, and pediatric surgery, Dr. McIltrot has written numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, presented internationally, and served as an expert consultant in Malta, the Middle East, and the U.S. She served as co-director of the first cohort of DNP students from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. McIltrot supports advanced practice students as instructor, mentor, and preceptor in a variety of courses and instructional methods. She earned her DNP in 2010 from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and received the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Associations Founders Award in 2014 for Excellence in Pediatric Surgical Nursing.

Additional Resources

Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.

  • Publications/Research

    Editor in Chief, Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing

    McIltrot, K., Hood, E., & Browne, N. T. (2020). "Developing a Society Journal Utilizing the Triad Framework." Nurse Author & Editor, 30(2), 2.

    Busch, D., Silbert-Flagg, J., VanGrafelaand, B., Gentry-Russell, N., Mclltrot, K., Mudd, S., & D'Oust, R. (in press March 2020). "Innovative Simulation Roadmap for Faculty to Prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses for Entry into Practice." Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(3).

    Mudd, S. M., McIltrot,K. & Brown, K. M. (2019). "Utilizing telepresence robots for multiple patient scenarios in an online nurse practitioner program." Nursing Education Perspectives.

    Barlow, G., McIltrot, K., Khouri-Stevens, Z. & Sunbul, H. (2018). "A nurse-led telephone screening initiative to identify low-risk elective orthopedic surgery patients to improve pre-anesthesia clinic efficiency." European Journal of Person Centered Healthcare, 6(4).

    Rothwell, S., McIltrot, K., & Khouri-Stevens, Z. (2018). “Addressing emergency department issues using advanced practice in Saudi Arabia.” Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

    Al Talalwah, N., McIltrot, K. & Alghamdi, A. (2018). “Delay and cancellation of elective surgeries: Integrative literature review.” Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.

  • Awards/Honors

    2019    Isabel Hampton Robb Fellowship

    2019    Fellow of the American Association of Nurses (FAAN)

    2019    Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)

    2018    Clinical Best Poster Award: NONPF, "Evaluating Advanced Practice Student Learning and Competency Using a Standardized Patient Phone Triage Experience," VanGraafeiland B., Sloand E., Busch D., Mudd S., Silbert-Flagg J., McIltrotK.

    2017    Nurse Leadership Institute Fellow – University of Maryland Nurse Leader Development Program

    2017    Southern Regional Educational Board “Innovation in Education” Award

    2016    New Nursing Faculty Fellowship, Nurse Support Program II—Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)

    2014    American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Associations Founders Award, “Excellence in Pediatric Surgical Nursing”

    2014    International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE), Suzanne Smith Mentoring Editors Award

    2010    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing