Holly Kibler

BSN Program Director

Holly Kibler


  • Holly Kibler is a 1998 graduate of Malone (College) University and upon graduation she began working at Summa Akron City as a medical/surgical nurse.  In 2014 she came back to Malone as an adjunct clinical instructor for the nursing program which ignited the spark for her to pursue a degree in Nursing Education.  Holly received her MSN from Liberty University in 2017 and joined the Malone nursing faculty full-time in August 2018.  


  • MSN-Nursing Education, Liberty University,  Lynchburg, Virginia
  • BSN, Malone College, Canton, Ohio           


  • Registered Nurse Licensure, Ohio
  • Medical Surgical Nursing Certification                             


  • Summa Akron City:  Medical/Surgical, Women’s Health, Mother-Baby

Scholarly Works

Stroup, C. & Kibler, H. (2021). “Reliability Testing of Faculty-developed NGN Style Test Items: A Pilot Study”. Poster presenter at AACN Transform 2021: The Future of Nursing Education Conference. 

Kibler, H.   (2018). “Physical Assessment Skills:  Are Students Adequately Prepared for Practice?”  Sigma Theta Tau International:  Delta Omega, Delta Xi and Pi Chi Chapters 2018 Annual Research Conference, May 15, 2018.

Teaching Assignments

Undergraduate Nursing Program: NURS 221 Health Assessment; NURS 311 Nursing Across the Lifespan II:  Theory; NURS 312, Nursing Across the Lifespan III:  Theory; NURS 442, Professional Nursing:  Leading & Managing; NURS 462, Professional Role

Little known fact

When not at Malone, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, as well as gardening, reading, and occasionally binge watching her favorite shows. If you look far enough back in her maternal grandmother’s family tree, you will find the surname Nightingale.  (Yep, that one!)  She was also a part of a medical study as a child, which explains a lot.