Dr. Kuhlmann joined the College of Nursing and Health Sciences in fall 2013. She received a B.S. in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Arizona in 1990, a M.S. in Nursing from Arizona State University in 1995, family nurse practitioner (FNP) clinical track, and a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of New Mexico in 2013.
Dr. Kuhlmann teaches graduate students in both the comprehensive MSN and the FNP/MSN nursing programs. She teaches on-line courses, as well as in the classroom and in the clinical arena.
Dr. Kuhlmann is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses’ Association and the American Public Health Association. She continues to actively practice as a FNP in the WTAMU Health Partners Clinic in Amarillo.
Dr. Kuhlmann’s dissertation was entitled, “Weight Change in College Freshmen: Personal, Interpersonal and Situational Influences”. Her main research interest is exploring what motivates people to begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle, in order to reduce chronic health problems.
Dr. Kuhlmann lives in Canyon, and enjoys the natural beauty of the high plains, rolling hills, along with the beautiful Palo Duro Canyon landscape. The weather in the area would suit Goldilocks, for the most part, it is “just right”. Dr Kuhlmann is married, has one son, and two grandchildren. She enjoys walking, reading mysteries and historical novels/biographies, and loves being involved with community theater projects, both as a participant or patron. Her historical play, “Villa’s Raid on Columbus: The Women’s Chronicle” was performed on Broadway in 2006- in Columbus, New Mexico.