Dr. Kimberly Udlis joined Marian in 2017 and is the Associate Dean and Chief Nurse Administrator in the Nursing Department. Previously the Graduate Program Director at Bellin College for three years and the assistant director of advanced practice nursing at UW-Oshkosh for 13 years, she is a Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Leadership in Academic Nursing Programs. She has served on AACN task forces focused on DNP education, including the AACN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) summit and DNP Implementation task force, and with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), where she contributed to foundational documents advocating for DNP NP education, curricular models, and NP full practice authority. A native of Canada, she has been a resident of Wisconsin since 1995 and has published and presented nationally on DNP program characteristics, DNP program quality, and DNP degree understanding and clarity. She has received the Outstanding Service to NONPF award and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
A part-time clinical NP practice in Electrophysiology at SSM Agnesian, she resides in Fond du Lac with her husband, Dr. Seth Udlis, and sons Eric and Ethan.