Kimberly Boothby-Downing

Professor of Practice and Coordinator, MSN Clinical Education
  • School of Nursing


(617) 521-2141

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  • MS
  • APRN
  • NP-BC

About Me

I live in Maine and work per diem as a Nurse Practitioner at the University of New England College Health Center. I am a retired Colonel from the Maine Army National Guard and work as a contract NP doing Medical Health Assessments during weekend drills. I am married and have a blended family with 7 children and 4 grandchildren who I love to spend time with.

I have been a practicing NP for 36 years. My focus has been college health and military medicine/nursing. I very much enjoy being a Professor in Nursing Education and have taught undergraduate and graduate nursing students for 27 years. Most recently my focus has been teaching graduate NP students for 16 years including on ground and online students. I was the Program Coordinator of an on ground Partnership Program between Simmons College and Westbrook/UNE in Primary Health Care Nursing in Me from 1994-2003. I was the Director of Clinical Education in an online FNP Program at Saint Joseph's College from 2011-2014 and for 2 of those years I was also the Interim Program Director of their online FNP Program. In my NP practice, I was the Director of the College Health Center for 29 years. In my military career of over 30 years, I was the MedCom Commander in the Me Army National Guard for 6 years and previous leadership positions prior to that included Deputy Commander and Chief Nurse. I was mobilized with Operation Desert Storm. For service, I was in the APRN seat on the Me State Board of Nursing for 8 years. For 5 years, I was on the Board for the Leavitt Mills Health Center.

What I Teach

Clinical Decision Making Courses 501A, 502A, 503A.

Research/Creative Activities

When on sabbatical I did research on "Factors Influencing Nursing Faculty Engagement in Clinical Practice". I presented the findings via oral presentations and poster presentations at various conferences. When mobilized with Operation Desert Storm, worked with a team of Army Nurses at Walter Reed Army Medical Center doing research on "Lessons Learned During Operation Desert Storm". Presented research findings at the annual military AMSUS Convention to 500 Army Nurses. In the Me Army National Guard, I was part of a research team with a physician and social worker who did research on "Results of ImPact Testing to determine Traumatic Brain Injury pre and post mobilization in soldiers in the Me Army National Guard". Presented research findings at the annual conference of the Me Military Community Network Organization.