As a registered nurse, Kim Holt works with people during some of the most important moments in their lives. As a Nursing Instructor at Montcalm Community College, she has the same opportunity.
Holt joined MCC as a part-time nursing instructor in 2000. This fall, she begins as a full-time instructor at the college, teaching a variety of nursing courses in the classroom as well as in the clinical setting.
With experience as an emergency department nurse, staff nurse, nursing supervisor and educator, Holt brings hands-on knowledge to the classroom.
Holt says she enjoys teaching because of the sense of fulfillment she gets from helping students achieve their educational goals.
“Seeing students have an ‘ah-ha’ moment is incredible,” she says. “Watching them learn and grow is a privilege.”
She says touching the lives of her students drives her to be a better instructor.
“I pride myself in being approachable,” Holt says. “I believe that by being open to the students, they feel safe asking me questions. It helps me identify areas where they may need more instruction, which helps them fill in the gaps to become better healthcare professionals.”
In addition to teaching at MCC, Holt is an emergency department nurse with Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids and a medical device educator with Novasyte of Newport Beach, Calif.
Holt earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from North Park University in Chicago, Ill., and she attended the United States Air Force Academy and Calvin College. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nursing at Drexel University.
In 2000, she was named Nurse of the Year at Ionia County Memorial Hospital, where she was employed as a staff nurse and nursing supervisor, and in 2012, she earned the Bravo Award at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Holt resides in Rockford with her husband, Erik, and their four children