Kimberly LaBronte

Clinical Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Kimberly LaBronte (PhD, RNC, NNP) is a clinical professor and specialty track coordinator for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Her research interests include neonatal thermoregulation and physiologic stability of the very-low-birth-weight infant. Among her awards and honors was selection for the March of Dimes' Nurse of the Year Award, Phoenix Chapter (2009) and recognition as one of the Top 10 Articles of the Decade for her publication, “Being in-tune Caregiving,” in the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing (2006).

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Physiological Nursing, University of Utah 1995
  • Post-Master's Certification. Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, University of Utah 1990
  • M.S.N. Maternal-Newborn Nursing, University of Arizona 1979
  • B.S.N. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 1975

Research Interests

Neonatal thermoregulation, Physiologic Stability of the Very low Birth Weight Infant

Publications

Recent Publications

  • Horns, K. M. (2004). Immunity and infectious disease. In AWHONN: Core curriculum for neonatal intensive care nursing (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Bryant, K. G., Horns, K. M., Longo, N., and Schiefelbein, J. (2004). A primer on newborn screening. Advances in Neonatal Care: The Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nursing, 4(5), 306-317.
  • Prince, W., Horns, K. M., Latta, T. M., and Gertsmann, D. R. (2004). Treatment of neonatal pain without a gold standard: the case for caregiving interventions and sucrose administration. Neonatal Network, Jul-Aug; 23(4), 33-45.
  • Horns, K. M. (2002). Comparison of two microenvironments and nurse caregiving on thermal stability of ELBW infants. Advances in Neonatal Care: The Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nursing, 2(3), 149-160.
  • Horns, K. M., and Loper, D. (2002). Medication error: Analysis not blame. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing, 31, 347-354.

Research Activity

Current/Recent Grants and Projects

  • Clinical Study to Evaluate the Accuracy of SpaceLabs MedicalsTM Pulse Oximetry (SpO2) Technology on Neonates, (Principal Investigator).  SpaceLabs Medical, Redmond, WA. 2000, $15,000.
  • Innovative Non-invasive Measures of Neonatal Temperature Assessment, (Principal Investigator). Incentive Seed Grant, Funded by the University of Utah Research Committee and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Utah Medical School. 1999-2001; $36,600.
  • Physiological and Behavioral Responses: Impact of Bathing in the First 25 Hours of Life in VLBW Infants, (Principal Investigator). Faculty Grant, University of Utah Research Committee and Wayne State University; 1999-2000, $16,500.

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DNP 604 Pathophysiology/Lifespan
DNP 707 Disseminating Evidence
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 659 Embryology and Genetics
DNP 679 BiostatPrincipleStatsInference
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 705 Healthcare Outcomes Management
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 640 Adv Human Pathophys Pediatrics
DNP 657 Management of Complex Neonates
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
DNP 655 Mgmt Common Neonatal Problems
DNP 659 Embryology and Genetics
DNP 679 BiostatPrincipleStatsInference
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
DNP 621 Health Assessment Skills
DNP 652 Neonatal Pharmacotherapeutics
DNP 653 Dev Fam Health Promo: Neonatal
DNP 705 Healthcare Outcomes Management
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
DNP 640 Adv Human Pathophys Pediatrics
DNP 650 Adv Human Pathophys Neonates
DNP 657 Management of Complex Neonates
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
DNP 609 Adv Practice Nursing Role I
DNP 655 Mgmt Common Neonatal Problems
DNP 679 BiostatPrincipleStatsInference
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
DNP 621 Health Assessment Skills
DNP 652 Neonatal Pharmacotherapeutics
DNP 653 Dev Fam Health Promo: Neonatal
DNP 654 Neonatal Practicum I
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
DNP 640 Adv Human Pathophys Pediatrics
DNP 650 Adv Human Pathophys Neonates
DNP 651 Health Assessment Neonatal
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
DNP 609 Adv Practice Nursing Role I
DNP 679 BiostatPrincipleStatsInference
DNP 706 Implementing Sustainable EBP
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
DNP 608 Pharmacotherapeutics Core
DNP 659 Embryology and Genetics
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
DNP 604 Adv Human Pathophysiology Core
DNP 657 Management of Complex Neonates
DNP 658 Neonatal Practicum III
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
DNP 655 Mgmt Common Neonatal Problems
DNP 656 Neonatal Practicum II
DNP 679 BiostatPrincipleStatsInference
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
DNP 653 Dev Fam Health Promo: Neonatal
DNP 654 Neonatal Practicum I
DNP 691 Seminar
DNP 712 Clinical Residency&Management

Honors/Awards

  • March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year Award, 2009, Phoenix Chapter
  • Top 10 Articles of the Decade, for Being in-tune Caregiving, Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 2006
  • Mentor of the Year Award, Critical Care Nurse, AACN, 2002
  • Service Appreciation Award, Member 2001 Program Planning Committee, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 2001
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 1998
  • Excellence in Advanced Clinical Practice Award, Advanced Practice SIG Award, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 1992