Kimberly LaMar, ND/DNP, BC-NPD
Dr. Kimberly LaMar is the senior director of campus operations in the central region for Chamberlain College of Nursing. Dr. LaMar joined Chamberlain in 2009 as the president of Chamberlain’s Phoenix campus, bringing 30 years of experience in nursing, education and research.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. LaMar served as the chief nursing officer of Banner Desert Medical Center and as the associate dean of advanced practice/graduate nursing programs at Grand Canyon University. She also served on the faculty of Arizona State University where she taught classes on neonatal theory, assessment and pharmacology and practiced as a neonatal nurse practitioner.
Dr. LaMar is a specialist in infant and parent-child nursing and has published numerous articles on issues related to preterm births and nursing in the neonatal intensive care unit. She received the Arizona March of Dimes “Nurse of the Year” award for research and advancing the profession in 2004 and is a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives, Arizona Organization of Nurse Executives, American Nurses Association, Arizona Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International as a charter member of Zeta Theta chapter and Phi Pi chapter.
Dr. LaMar earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Lourdes College, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Medical College of Ohio and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. LaMar holds certification in high risk neonatal nursing and nursing professional development and is certified as a neonatal nurse practitioner.