Kim Johnson

Assistant Professor

Kim Johnson

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program


Dr. Kim Johnson is a practicing board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner who obtained her DNP, PMHNP-BC, and FNP from Georgia Southern University. She is from Macon, GA and has taught in both BSN and NP programs at Middle Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University. She is a University System of Georgia Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow.

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  • DNP, Nursing Practice Georgia Southern University, 2020

  • MSN, Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Georgia Southern University, 2015

  • BSN, Nursing Macon State College, 2010


  • PMHN American Academy of NP, 2015

  • NPC State of GA, 2015

  • RN State of GA, 1992

Awards & Honors

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow University System of Georgia, 2018

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 8344

    Advanced Psychiatric
  • NURS 7251

    Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • NURS 8345

    PMHNP Practice II
  • NURS 8351

    PMHNP Practice II: Post Grad
  • NURS 8342

    PMHNP Practice I
  • NURS 8350

    PMHNP Practice I: Post Grad
  • NURS 7430

    Pharm for Adv Pract Nurses
  • NURS 8348

    PMHNP Practice III: DNP Prgm

Teaching Interests

Dr. Johnson's teaching interests include pharmacology, psychopharmacology, psychiatric mental health nurse practice courses, and scholarship for the DNP-PMHNP student. She is dedicated to the promotion of delivery of healthcare in practice and with psychiatric mental health students.

Research Interests

"Optimizing Efficiency: Integrating Psychiatric Assessment, Evaluation, and Treatment within Office Visit Timeframes"
"Advancements in Psychopharmacology: A Guide for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs)"
"Significant Improvement of Somatic Symptom Disorder With Brief Psychoeducational Intervention by PMHNP in Primary Care "