Kimberly Garcia, DNP, CNM, WHNP

Assistant Professor

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Midwifery & Women's Health
  • Writing (15 years in experience as a Bilingual Journalist prior to Nursing)

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Midwifery & Women's Health
  • Underserved Populations

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator: Educated Guatemalan lay midwives about obstetrical emergencies using the Home Base Life Saving Skills Curriculum of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Recent Funding


  • 2017: Rotary International to educate 200 Guatemalan lay midwives in the Peten $3,000
  • 2009: One Nurse at a Time Scholarship for DNP research in Sarstun, Guatemala $1,000
  • 2006: Nursing Scholarship Lakewood Hospital’s Auxiliary Group $1,000

Awards and Honors

ACNM Distinguished Service Award
Rookie Employee of the Year at Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio
FPB Mary Ann Flynn Nurse-Midwifery Award
Graduate Assistant in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow

Professional Memberships

American College of Nursing Midwives (ACNM)
Ohio Chapter of the ACNM
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau




  • Garcia, K. (2018). "The Lived Experience of Guatemalan traditional midwives struggle with obstetrical emergencies," at the Midwest Nursing Research Society's Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, 4/14/2018. Competitive (Data Based).

  • Garcia, K. (2018). “Teaching Guatemalan Midwives about Recognizing Obstetrical Emergencies,” at the 28th Annual American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) Conference in Savannah, GA, 5/20/2018. Competitive (Data-Based).
  • Garcia, K. (2010). “Teaching Guatemalan Traditional Midwives About Postpartum Hemorrhage” at the 20th Annual ACNM, San Antonio, TX, 5/10/2010. Competitive (Data-Based).
  • Garcia, K., & Savrin, C. (2010). “Mixed Methods Research on Teaching Guatemalan Midwives About Postpartum Hemorrhage” at Case Western Reserve University’s Research ShowCASE, 4/12/2010. Competitive (Data-Based).


  • Garcia, K (2017). "Addressing Maternal Mortality in the Peten," Bradford Rotary January, Bradford Area High School February, Olean Rotary March, Zonta Club of Bradford April, Port Alleghany (PA) Rotary May, Salamanca Rotary June.
  • Garcia, K (2013). "Postpartum Depression," The Guidance Center December. Garcia, K. (2014). "Bone Health," Smethport Senior Center January, Bradford Senior Center February, Salamanca Senior Center March, Bradford Regional Medical Center April
  • Garcia, K. (2013). "The Care & Keeping of You: Puberty Lessons for Adolescents," Otto Eldred School District November.
  • Garcia, K. (2013). "Women's Health," Smethport Christian Women's Organization January, Bradford Regional Medical Center Foundation February, American Refining Group March, Zippo Manufacturing Company April, KOA Speer Electronics May, Bradford Public Library June, Smethport Public Library July, Salamanca Public Library August, American Association of University Women September, Bradford Regional Medical Center October.
  • Garcia, K. (2012). "What is a Midwife?" Bradford Regional Medical Center Foundation January, Bradford Rotary February, Port Alleghancy Rotary March, Zonta Club of Bradford April, Smethport Rotary May, Kiwanis Club of Bradford June, Kiwanis Club of Smethport July, Bradford Area School District PTA August, McKean County Collaborative Board September, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Women's Studies Class October, Leadership McKean November.
  • Garcia, K. (2012). "Career Choices," Bradford Area High School December.


Doctor of Nursing Practice
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Additional Information

News & Media Highlights

Medical Missions in Guatemala with Refuge International

  • 2017: provided midwifery education as DNP in 11 villages in the Peten x 2 weeks, collected qualitative & quantitative data, a larger group of Guatemalan lay midwives doesn't exist in the data, currently working on publishing results.
  • 2009: provided primary care in Sarstun as CNM, midwifery education as DNP candidate 1 week.
  • 2008: provided primary care in San Raymundo as MSN student x 1 week.