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Kimberly Holka, DNP, MSN, MSA, RN, APHN-BC, CNE

Headshot: Dark haired woman in paisley top and glasses smiling at the camera

Adjunct Instructor and RN-BSN Program Coordinator
2021 Human Health Building 
Phone: 248-364-8754
[email protected] 

Dr. Kimberly Holka is an Advanced Public Health Nurse and is a certified Nurse Educator through the National League of Nursing. She has been an instructor since 2006 and was an influential part in the development of the Masters in Forensic Nursing program. She is a Disaster Health Service RN, Disaster Action Team, and Government Liaison member of the American Red Cross. In addition, Dr. Holka is a member of the Macomb County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps.


  • DNP – Case Western Reserve University
  • MSN in Nursing Education – Oakland University
  • MSA in Healthcare Administration – Central Michigan University
  • BSN – Nazareth College

Research Area Interests

  • Forensic Nursing
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
  • Public Health
  • Vicarious Traumatization


  • September 16-24, 2017, 414-18 Hurricane Irma Florida Deployment Relief with the American Red Cross.
  • May 3, 2017, On the Fast Track: A Community of Practice to Meet Student Needs, at the Eleventh Annual University of Windsor and Oakland University Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Windsor, Canada.
  • March 7, 2017, Forensic Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, at the Pre Medical Society, PATCH, SNAOU, Emergency Medical Society, and AMWA Pre-Health Networking Event, Oakland University, Michigan.
  • Grobbel, C., Piscotty, R., Holka, K., Poly-Droulard, L., & Binge, A. (2016). An Assessment of Personal, Professional and Leadership Values of Nursing Students: Defining a Path towards Becoming a Caring Professional. International Journal of Human Caring, 20(4) pp. 193-196.
  • September 27-October 2, 2016, Empathetic Engagement and Vicarious Traumatization in Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Poster Presentation at the International Association of Forensic Nurses Conference in Denver, Colorado.
  • September 24, 2016, Empathetic Engagement and Vicarious Traumatization in Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses meeting sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau Theta Psi Chapter Oakland University, Michigan.
  • May 2-4, 2016; Youth Preparednessat the Joint Commission Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • November 17, 2015, Camtasia Integration in Your Online Courses, Lunch Bytes E-Learning, Oakland University, Michigan.
  • April 7, 2015; Empathetic Engagement: Vicarious Traumatization Specific to the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Sigma Theta Tau Theta Psi Chapter Research Day, Oakland University, Michigan.
  • March 27-29, 2014; A Comparison of Attitudes Towards Influenza Vaccination Among First-year Nursing and Medical Studentsat the Central Group on Educational Affairs Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Holka, K., Beres, J. & Penprase, B. (September 10-13, 2013). Relationship-Based Care: A Collaborative Journey. Poster presentation at the National Relationship-Based Care Symposium, Huron, Ohio.
  • April 19, 2013; Discover the Nurse Within. Presented at Nursing Workforce Diversity Lourdes University, Toledo, Ohio.
  • April 13, 2013; Substance Awareness Lab.Presented at Oakland University School of Nursing Human Health Day, Rochester, Michigan.
  • April 1, 2013; Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice: A Discussion to Foster Compassionate Patient Care. Poster presentation at Oakland University’s Instructional Fair Strategies for Engagement, Rochester, Michigan.
  • March 19, 2013; Guts and Butts: A Colorectal Health Awareness Event.Presented at Macomb Intermediate School District Representing the American Cancer Society: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Group, Clinton Township, Michigan.
  • January 11, 2013; Family Health Fair and Tastefest.Presented at Chandler Park Academy, Harper Woods, Michigan.
  • October 10, 2012; Partners in Care Influenza Vaccination Clinic. Presented Needle stick and Epi Pen training at Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.
  • June 3, 2010; Talking to Women about Alcohol: A Tool to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Presented at Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Conference Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3
  • American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Awareness Network
  • American Red Cross
  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
  • Association of Public Health Nurses
  • Farmington Hills High Risk Response Team
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses: Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
  • L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Reproductive Committee
  • Macomb County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps
  • Michigan Coalition for Fetal Alcohol Resources, Education and Support
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses
  • National League of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society, Theta Psi Chapter

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.