Kimberly Ash, DNP

Department Chair

Associate Professor of Nursing




BSN, University of Wyoming
MS in Nursing Education, Minnesota State University Moorhead
DNP in Organizational Leadership, University of Mary

Contact Information

701-252-3467 ext. 5497

Orlady 228

Office Hours

Monday:8:00 – 4:00p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 – 4:00p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 – 4:00p.m..
Thursday:8:00 – 4:00p.m.
Friday:8- 2 pm

Office hours are 8 – 4pm Monday – Thursday. 12 – 1pm off for lunch. Friday 8- 2 pm.


Kim grew up in Casper, Wyoming and moved to NoDak in 1997 on April Fool’s Day. She has been with the University of Jamestown, Department of Nursing, since January 2008.


Husband:  Jim Ash – native to Jamestown.
Four Children:  Ariel (Criminal Justice graduate of Jamestown College), Cody (Business Administration and Financial Planning and Wealth Management graduate of University of Jamestown); Emily (Current UJ Student Nurse – will graduate 2023); Aiden (Current UJ student in Business Admin and Financial Planning and Wealth Management).

Favorite Course to Teach

Physical Assessment: There is such a learning curve in this course for students. With no prior knowledge in physical assessment, it is amazing to watch their capstone project in this course – a complete head-to-toe physical on another student.

I have also enjoyed teaching in Adult/Child Medical Surgical Nursing I and II.  I love seeing the “ah – ha” moments where the classroom teaching suddenly comes to life in the simulation lab or the clinical setting.

Scholarly Works

  • The Importance of Spiritual Perspectives and Spiritual Care Attitudes: Providing Spiritual Nursing Care Kimberly K. Ash Minnesota State University Moorhead (2008)
  • Implementation of Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Policy: Decreasing Risk of Exposure to Infectious Disease on a University Campus Kimberly K. Ash, RN, MS, CNE, DNP Deanna Babb, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP University of Mary (2020)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau