Kimberly Valich RN, MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Professional Education

  • MSN, Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2002
  • BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, St. Xavier University, 1989

Clinical Expertise/Certification

Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing Education & Administration

  • South Suburban College (SSC) 2002-2012
  • Full Time Tenured Faculty for Department of Nursing
  • Fall 2005 – Fall 2011: Nursing Department Chairperson
  • Summer 2011 – Fall 2011: Interim Director of Nursing
    • Leadership of the Certified Nurse Assistant Program, the Associate Degree Program, the LPN to ASN Program and the Practical Nursing Program

Clinical Practice

Clinical Educator

Spring 2014 – Fall 2005

  • St. Margaret Hospital Dyer, IN 6th floor IMCU
    • Advanced Medical Surgical Students
  • St. Anthony Hospital Crown Point, IN 4th floor Telemetry (SSC)
    • Advanced Medical Surgical Students
  • St. Anthony Home Crown Point, IN
    • 1st year Medical-Surgical Students
  • St. James Olympia Field, IL (SSC)
    • Pediatrics
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital Chicago, IL (SSC)
    • Graduate Capstone Course
  • Oak Forest Hospital Oak Forest, IL (SSC)
    • Graduate Capstone Course
  • Ingalls Hospital Harvey, IL 4th floor Telemetry
    • Advanced Medical Surgical Students

St. Margaret Mercy Home Health Care Lansing, IL, 4-92 to 3-99

  • RN Case Manager, Home Health Care

Jones Clinic Munster, IN, 10-91 to 4-92

  • RN Office Manager and Triage Nurse, Dr. Mark Feldner, Family Practice

The Community Hospital Munster, IN, 5-89 to 10-91

  • Staff RN, Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units
  • Nurse Preceptor
  • Charge Nurse
  • Critical Care and ACLS Certification

Certifications & Licensure



  • RN License: 1989-current


  • RN License: 1989-current


ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Since 1990; last re-certification in 2010

BLS Basic Life Support Certification

  • Since 1985; last recertification in 2013

Awards and Recognitions

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Graduated with 3.97 GPA from University of Phoenix with Honors: MSN
  • Graduated with a 3.98 GPA from St. Xavier University Magna Cum Laude: BSN
  • Awarded Tenure South Suburban College – Department of Nursing 2005

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


Recent Publications

  • April 29, 2014 NCLEX-PN 10,000 Question Development for US based NCLEXlicensing exam to be developed and used beginning in 2015
  • February 8, 2014 NCLEX-RN 10,000 Question Development for Canadian-US based NCLEX licensing exam to be developed and used beginning in 2015
  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins – Porth, Pathophysiology, 9e and Porth, Essentials of Pathophysiology, 3e author of NCLEX student review questions for PrepU adaptive testing program August 2013
  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins – Brunner, Medical Surgical Nursing, 13th edition co- author of NCLEX student review questions May 1, 2013
  • Person – Pathophysiology Chapter Content Review; Chapters 10 (Anemia), 11 (WBCs), 27 (Diabetes) & 32 (STDs) January 25, 2013
  • Potter/Perry/Stockert/Hall: Nursing Essentials, 8E – Chapter content review November 2, 2012
  • Pellico: Focus on Adult Health: Medical Surgical Nursing, 1e.  Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams and Wilkins – Book and Ancillary Review of chapters 36-40 August 29, 2012
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins – Book and Ancillary Review for Karche 6th ed. Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology – Chapters 51-59 July 3, 2012
  • Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams and Wilkins – Book Review – Morton Essentials of Critical Care Nursing 10e – Review of test items in comparison to text March 20, 2012
  • Mosby – Book Development Review – Potter & Perry Fundamentals of Nursing 8th Edition – Construction and review of Chapter 41 Fluid & Electrolytes December 8-14, 2011
  • CTE Live Text Rubric Development Project – Co-Authorship of Nursing Rubrics for National use with CTE Live Text November 4 – December 17, 2011

Community Service

Committee Membership

  • 2013-present: Crown Point ASN Program Committee, Crown Point Student and Alumni Relations, ADN Medical-Surgical Curriculum Committee; NCLEX Success Committee
  • 2012-2013:  ADN Medical-Surgical Curriculum Committee; NCLEX Success Committee
  • 2005-2012:  Nursing Department Committees (SSC): Nursing Department Faculty-at-Large, Nursing Curriculum Committee (Chair), Nursing Advisory Council, PEP Committee, Nursing Policy Committee, HESI Success Task Force (2010-2012), CEU Development Task Forces (2011-2012); Articulation Council (2011-2012); College-Wide Committees: (SSC) College-Wide Curriculum Committee, College-Wide Distance Learning Committee, Department Chairperson Committee

Current position

Courses Currently Taught – Crown Point

  • ASN – NURS270 – Pharmacology Course Coordinator
  • ASN – NURS285 – Medical-Surgical Nursing III Course Coordinator
  • ASN – NURS286 – Medical-Surgical Nursing III Clinical Course Coordinator

Curriculum Vitae

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