Kimberlee Harvey, M.S. RRT-NPS
My name is Kimberlee Harvey and I am the Clinical Coordinator for the Respiratory Care Program. I obtained my A.S. in Respiratory Care and A.A. here at Valencia College in 1995. From there I started working as a pediatric respiratory therapist at Arnold Palmer Hospital. While working full time, I graduated in 2000 with a B.A.degree in Education from the University of Central Florida. I furthered my education and graduated with an M.S. in Respiratory Care Leadership from Northeastern University in 2015.
I am a registered respiratory therapist and a Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist. I am a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Florida Society for Respiratory Care (FSRC), and American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). I am a certified instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Basic Life Support (BLS).
In 1995 I began working at Orlando Health as a respiratory therapist to help patients with breathing problems, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and COPD. In 2007 I became a life support educator to the Orlando Health medical staff and students enrolled in the paramedic and nursing programs at the local community colleges. I worked at Central Florida Pulmonary Clinic in 2007. I performed Pulmonary Function Testing for those with COPD and educated them on home oxygen, CPAP, and NIV equipment.
In 2008 I joined the team at Valencia College as an adjunct instructor in the Respiratory Care program. In August of 2009 I became the Clinical Coordinator for the program. My goal at Valencia is to give my respiratory care students quality educations and to thoroughly educate them in both the lab and clinical settings so that they may become gainfully employed.