Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP, is the vice dean for Nursing and Student Affairs at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. As founder of the Drexel University Partnership for Interprofessional Education (IPE), Montgomery created an innovative, award-winning IPE curriculum utilizing novel learning modalities, multi-fidelity simulation and structured debriefing that has been adopted by leading colleges, universities and medical centers nationwide. Her work has been widely disseminated through peer reviewed journal publications, national conferences and international presentations in Russia, Egypt, Korea, Brazil and Canada. She has been a consultant to the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and twice funded by the Macy Foundation to design case-based simulation curriculum for collaborative practice and professionalism. Montgomery created the first nurse-led interdisciplinary colposcopy course, training over 500 clinicians worldwide to diagnose and prevent cervical cancer. Montgomery is the lead nurse practitioner for a Rotary International grant to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality through the development of an online, competency-based curriculum for nursing faculty and midwives in Uganda. Additionally, Montgomery is an actively practicing, board-certified women's health nurse practitioner. She has worked in both private and faculty practices and participates in the education of nurses, physician assistants, residents and medical students.
Drexel University 2014 Outstanding Online Faculty Award
2011 First non-physician recipient of the Dr. Constantine Papadakis Recognition Award for Innovation in Education in the Field of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Drexel University College of Medicine
- AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow
- Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) Fellow
- American Association of Nurse Practitioner (FAANP) Fellow
- Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American Nurses Association (ANA)
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
Todd, B., Brom, H., Blunt, E., Dillon, P., Drayton-Brooks, S., Hun, I., Montgomery, K., et. al.
(2019). Precepting nurse practitioner students in the Graduate Nurse Education
Demonstration: A cross-sectional analysis of the preceptor experience. Journal of the
American Association of Nurse Practitioners 31(11), 648 – 656.
Griswold, S., Montgomery, K., & Morse, K. (2019). Interprofessional Simulation. In
L. Wilson and R. Wittmann-Price (Eds.),. Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare
Simulation Educator (CHSE) Exam, (2nd edition) Springer Publishing,
Montgomery, K. A. & Winland-Brown, J. E. (2017). Female Problems. In J. E. Winland-Brown
& L. M. Dunphy (Eds.), Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination:
Review Questions and Strategies, Philadelphia: FA Davis, Co.
Montgomery, K. & Montgomery, O. (2017). Women’s Health. In A. Rundio (Ed.) Family Nurse Practitioner & Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review.
Montgomery, K. & Byrne, S. (2017). How doctoral level advanced practice roles differ from
masters level advanced practice nursing roles. In H. M. Dreher and M. E. Glasgow (Eds.),
Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice (2nd edition).
New York: Springer.
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation (2017-2020) - $420,000 (USD); A Multi-Institution Effort to Advance Professionalism and Interprofessional Education with ProfessionalFormation.org Dennis Novak, MD & Kym Montgomery, DNP. Role: Co- Principal Investigator (15% effort); Duration: Three years
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation (2017) - $375,000 (USD). ACNM-ACOG Maternity Care Education and Practice Redesign; Melissa Avery & John Jennings. Role: Site Director for the IPE Simulation Collaborative (five percent effort College of Medicine); Duration: Three years
Rotary International Global Health Education Grant (2013) - $350,000 (USD). Vocational Team Training to Reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality through Enhanced Bidirectional Education of Physicians and Nurses in Uganda; Drexel University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Role: Lead Nurse Practitioner Educator (five percent effort); Duration: Five years
Editorial review board membership:
Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice
Journal of Nursing Holistic Practice
As a clinician, Montgomery has a deep-rooted interest in HPV and cervical cancer in women, prevention and treatment, particularly in women aged 40 and older. She has lectured as an invited speaker globally and has participated in mission work to the Dominican Republic providing problem-based care and educational services to underserved women. Academically, Montgomery has a passion for the development and promotion of interprofessional curricula and collaboration opportunities for multi-disciplinary learners to increase the patient experience and is a master Team STEPPSTM trainer.