Kim is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a certified Lactation Counselor.
She graduated from Saint Xavier University with a BS in Nursing and then earned her Masters of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) at Governors State University. She holds licenses as a registered nurse and as an Illinois Advanced Practice Nurse, and is CPR certified.
While attending SXU, she worked at Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) as a CNA on the pediatric floor and in ER. She completed a 6-week leadership clinical rotation at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital and upon graduation, began working in the Special Care Nursery at LCMH. She has also worked with the Chicago Fire Department and at Loyola University Medical Center in the pediatric office.
Kim has extensive experience and a special focus in working with mothers and babies, an asset to our Baby Basics Program, our pre-natal classes, new baby support, and lactation and breastfeeding program.
Her experience with new babies is now personal as she and her husband welcomed a daughter in 2017. She enjoys trying new foods and country music.
“I always wanted to become a nurse and to work with children. My time in the special care unit at Little Company of Mary Hospital really motivated me to go back to school to become a family nurse practitioner. Now I am able to teach and assist moms in newborn care and breastfeeding after they have gone home from the hospital. This is such an important time to have help available to the family. I absolutely love helping moms and babies stay healthy and thrive.”