Kimberly Valich

Assistant Professor of Nursing


I have been a nurse since 1989. My teaching specialties are pathophysiology, pharmacology, advanced medical surgical and critical care nursing. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Xavier University in Chicago and obtained my Master’s degree in Nursing with a specialty in education in 2002 from University of Phoenix. I have worked in critical care and home health and have been teaching nursing since 2002. I have taught almost every nursing course at some point during my teaching career. I also have written for NCLEX, reviewed nursing textbooks for several major publishing companies and currently work for ATI as an NCLEX coach. I love working with students as they prepare to graduate and take NCLEX.

Professional Memberships

  • Member National League for Nursing
  • Member of the Indiana State Nurses Association  
  • Member Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • Member of the American Nurses Association 


  • Subject Matter Expert and content review of three chapters for Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 6th Edition.
  • Subject Matter Expert for Pearson’s MyLab Question Creation /Question Review and Module Completion of For LearningMate Solutions, Inc.
  • Subject Matter Expert for Timby: Fundamental Nursing Skills And Concepts, 11e Question Creation /Question Review For PrepU For Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Reviewed Virtual Simulations for LWW Karch, A. M. (2013). Focus on Nursing Pharmacology, 6th Edition.
  • Content review of three chapters (Fluid & Electrolytes, Cardiovascular Care and Neurological Care) for Taylor’s Clinical Nursing Skills 4th edition, by Pamela Lynn.
  • LWW Brunner Medical Surgical Nursing 13th edition. Author and revise multiple-choice NCLEX style questions covering 8 chapters to be included in electronic question bank.
  • Subject Matter Expert for Western Governors University – Assessment Item Development & Assessment Item Review for Online course in Leadership 
  • Review of vSim (Virtual Simulations) for Nursing Pharmacology – Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Review and Development of new concept based pathophysiology book by Pearson – Construction of Table of Contents and Individual Chapter Review of Content
  • NCLEX-PN 10,000 Question Development for US based NCLEX licensing exam to be developed and used beginning in 2015
  • NCLEX-RN 10,000 Question Development for Canadian-US based NCLEX licensing exam to be developed and used beginning in 2015