Kimberly A. Williams DNS, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, PHNA-BC

Kimberly A. Williams DNS, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, PHNA-BC

Associate Professor
Community/Mental Health Nursing


  • DNS, University of Tennessee, Health Science Center (2004)
  • MSN, University of South Alabama (1999)
  • BSN, University of South Alabama (1994)

Research Interests

  • Non-suicidal Self-injury
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cultural Context of Experiences and Mental Health
  • Adolescent/Child Mental Health Screening
  • Qualitative Descriptive Research
  • Instrument Development
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Selected Publications

  • Williams, K & Lee, E. (In Press). Challenges of Conducting Qualitative Research of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in South Korea: An International Nursing Research Collaboration, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

  • Williams, K., Lee, E., Shahrour, G. & Kanan, S. (2018, September). Perspectives of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Behaviors in Ten South Korean Young Adults. Journal of Cultural Diversity. 25(3), 101-109, 9p

  • Williams, K. A, Monsman, H. & Chadwell, J. (2018, August). Why Do Adolescents’ Engage in Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behaviors? How nurses can screen, intervene and provide appropriate referrals. American Nurse Today, 13(8), 37-40.

  • Williams, K. A., Phillips, L., & Kanan, S. (2018, June 23). Application of the Angoff Method for Assessing Item Appropriateness and Setting Cut-off Scores During the Pre-Clinical Instrument Development Phase. Madridge Journal of Nursing

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Doctoral Courses Taught

  • NU 600, DNP Project Planning & Development
  • NU607, Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NU 617, Family Psych NP Residency I
  • NU 618, Family Psych NP Residency II
  • NU 619, Family Psych NP Residency III

Graduate Courses Taught

  • CMN 548, Intro to Family Psych NP
  • CMN 551, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues for Family Psych NP
  • CMN552, Family Psych NP I
  • CMN 553, Family Psych NP Practicum I
  • CMN 554, Family Psych NP II
  • CMN 555, Family Psych NP Practicum II
  • CMN 556, Family Psych NP III
  • CMN 557, Family Psych NP Practicum III

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • CMN 350, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • CMN351, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Gamma Chapter (2011)
  • Excellence in Nursing Research, Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Gamma Chapter (2007)
  • Faculty Scholarship Award, University of South Alabama College of Nursing (2006)
  • Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Specialty Excellence in Practice, University of South Alabama College of Nursing (1999)

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Advance Public Health Nurse
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • APNA, 1999 to present
  • Sigma Theta Tau