Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Kim started as a staff nurse in 1993 at Hershey Medical Center in the surgical ICU and then came to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 to start her MSN. She briefly worked in the medical intensive care unit and then transferred to the cardiothoracic intensive care unit and worked as a staff nurse while she was working on her MSN. After completing her degree she worked as a nurse practitioner at the VA Medical Center in the medical intensive care unit until her current position as a nurse practitioner in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit, in which she has worked for the past seventeen years.
When she started, the CT ICU was an eighteen bed unit which was run by a cardiac anesthesia attending, two residents and two nurse practitioners. It has since grown to thirty-two beds and six nurse practitioners. She has taken on the role of orientation, creating an orientation book of CT surgery. She also does monthly lectures for the staff as well as precept nurse practitioner students. She has recently submitted an article for publication on RV dysfunction and would like to continue with additional publication. A long-term goal would be to convert her CT surgery orientation book into a book for publication.