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Kimberly McIltrot, DNP, CPNP

Associate Professor
DNP Program Director
Kimberly McIltrot
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Leadership/Organizational Culture
  • Military/Veterans Affairs
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgical
  • Wound/Burn Ostomy Continence


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 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

    McIltrot, K., Busch, D., Van Graafeiland, B., Stashinko, E., Abshire, M., Daniels, M. , Pandian, V., Panchalingam, S., Himmelfarb, C. and D’Aoust, R. (2022). Establishihng the doctor of nursing practice project ethical review process to improve standardization, efficiency, and timeliness. Nursing Outlook. May 2: S0029-6554(22)00024-0. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2022.03.002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35513900.

    Wright, R., Lee, Y., Yoo, A. McIltrot, K., Van Graafeiland, B., Saylor, M., Taylor, J. & Han, H. (2022) Doctor of Nursing Practice: Key Challenges and Possible Solutions. Journal of Professional Nursing, 41, 53-57. 10.1016/j.profnurs.2022.04.004

    *D’Aoust, R., Brown, K., Siebert, D., McIltrot, K., Adamji, J. & Ling, C. (2021). A Competency Roadmap for Advanced Practice Nursing Education using PRIME-NP. Nursing Outlook, 70(2), 337-346.

    VanGraafeiland, B., Busch D., Mudd S., McIltrot, K., Brown, K., Abshire Saylor, M., Silbert-Flagg, J., & Sloand, E. (2022). Benefits of a mock telephone triage module/experience for nurse practitioner students. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18 (3), 320 – 323.

    Singh, H., Morrison, M. & McIltrot, K. (2021). Education following gastrostomy tube placement: An integrative review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 61, 387-393.

    Slas, E., Nyugen, Y. & McIltrot, K. (2021). Communication between school nurses and health care providers on students with asthma: An integrative review. Journal of School Nurses, 1-13.

    Everrett, S., Koirala, B. & McIltrot, K. (2021). Preventing pressure injuries in the intensive care unit by utilizing repositioning strategies: Integrative review on implementation factors. Advances in Skin and Wound Care.

    Allgood, S., Peters, J., Benson, A., Maragos, C., McIltrot, K., Slater, T…Pandian, V. (2021). Acquired laryngeal and subglottic stenosis following COVID-19 – Preparing for the coming deluge. Journal of Clinical Nursing. DOI: 1111/jocn.1599

  • Awards/Honors

    2021  Johns Hopkins University Leadership Development Program

    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