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Kristen Holt, M.S.N., RN, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing


Blewett Science Center

Kristen Holt graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education. She has a varied nursing background which includes specialties in school nursing, cardiothoracic and vascular, as well as the neonatal intensive care unit. Through the years, she has been a preceptor and resource to various new nurses in the clinical setting. Since earning her MSN in 2015, she has worked at UNE full-time. She has experience teaching adult health, high-fidelity simulation, skills lab, leadership, and evidence-based practice I and II. She enjoys facilitating the development of clinical judgment among nursing students. 



Saint Joseph's College
University of Maine

Clinical Affiliations

Maine Medical Center NICU (Portland, Maine)

Board Certifications and Licenses

Maine State Board of Nursing


Selected publications

Pardue, K., Holt, K., Dunbar, D., & Baugh, N. (2022). Exploring the development of nursing clinical judgment among students using virtual reality simulation. Nurse Educator. 

Kramlich, D., Holt, K., & Law-Ham, D. (2020). Strategies to promote success of academically at-risk accelerated bachelor of science in nursing students. Nurse Educator, 45(4), 193-197. 

Scholarly Activity

"Undergraduate Nursing Student Education on the Continuum of Care for Addiction and Recovery" Poster co-presented with Dr. Deb Kramlich at the St. Anselm’s College 25th Annual Nurse Educator Conference, MA, June 2017.