Kimberly Prado, DNP, APN, AGPCNP-BC

Kim Prado

Clinical Assistant Professor, Specialty Director of Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Program

Division of Advanced Nursing Practice

Newark Health Sciences

SSB 1136


Specialty: Cardiology, Integrative Health

A practicing board-certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner who specializes in cardiology, Dr. Kimberly Prado is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Specialty Director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program.  

Dr. Prado earned her master’s degree in Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Primary and Acute Care and is board certified as Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Furthermore, she earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rutgers University (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Prado taught in both divisions of undergraduate and graduate nursing students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and William Paterson University. In addition to her robust experience as a clinician and academician, Dr. Prado is a paralegal and has served as an expert witness upholding safe nursing standards of care.

With over thirty years of experience, Dr. Prado was the first Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology at Morristown Medical Center. As such, she was instrumental in developing and implementing policy and practice guidelines for Nurse Practitioners throughout the medical center. Currently, she maintains a robust clinical practice in Cardiology at Summit Health, New Jersey.

An expert in cardiovascular health, Dr. Prado’s scholarship focuses on improving health outcomes for adults and older adults.  Her areas of interest include dyslipidemia, preventative cardiology, nutrition, and integrative health. She has presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences and has several peer-reviewed publications surrounding these phenomena of interest. Rounding out this passion, she also serves as co-chair of the Northern NJ Chapter of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. 


Napierkowski, D., Prado, K. (2021) Nutritional Needs in the Older Adult Guidelines and Prevention Strategies to optimize Health and Avoid Chronic Disease. Geriatric Gerontology Aging 15:e0210027

Prado, K., Napierkowski, D. (2020). Preventative Strategies of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular disease, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, pp253-57,


Prado, K., Napierkowski, D. (2020) Continuing Education (CE) activity in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) CE Center, objectives and CE questions accepted for CE Activity, April 2020.   

Napierkowski, D., Prado, K.  (2020) Hypertension Updated Guidelines, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, June 2020.

Prado, K., Napierkowski, D., Marshall, B. (2016). Cultivating and Refining Clinical Knowledge and Practice: Relating the Boyer’s Model to DNP Scholarship. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 9(2).

Prado, K., Shugg, S., Backstrand, J. (2011). Low-density lipoprotein particle number predicts coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic adults at intermediate risk of cardiovascular disease. Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 5(5), 408-413.

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