Kim A. Noble


  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator of Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist tract in the MSN Program

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Physiology; School of Medicine (2006)
    Temple University (PA)

About Me

I believe that an education which is founded in science is essential for entry into nursing or advanced practice nursing. Nursing critical thinking is based on an understanding of normal function with disease as an abnormality in normal.

Students have great variation in their manner in which they acquire, process, manipulate, store, and retrieve learned information, and it is a faculty priority to assist students with the development of metacognitive strategies for success.

Research Interests

My research interests include: nursing hand-off, fatigue and burnout, obstructive sleep apnea and opioid induced unwanted sedation field independence/field dependence (FDI) cognitive styles.


  • Noble, K. A. (2013, September). Care of the perianesthesia patient with renal disease: A dangerous journey. Presentation at International Conference for Perianesthesia Nursing (ICPAN), Dublin, Ireland.
  • Noble, K. A. (2012). An introduction to the ASPAN obstructive sleep apnea in the adult patient evidence-based practice recommendation. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 27(5), 308.
  • Noble, K.A., Miller, S.M. & Heckman, J. (2008). The cognitive style of nursing students: Educational implications for teaching and learning. Journal of Nursing Education, 47 (6), 245-53.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), Pennsylvania Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (PAPAN), American Nurses Association (ANA), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), and National League of Nursing (NLN)


  • Honorary Membership Award for Distinguished Service to Pennsylvania Association of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Health Professions, Temple University
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Pennsylvania Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses