Amanda Kemp, MSN, RN
Amanda J. Kemp received her B.S.N. from Illinois Wesleyan University with a minor
in Spanish in 2003. In 2017, she received her M.S.N. in Nursing Education from Saint
Francis College of Nursing.
Prior to joining the team at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2020, Ms. Kemp began
her nursing career as a staff nurse in the emergency department at Mercy Medical Center
in St. Louis, MO. She continued her passion for critical care by working as a staff
nurse in New York City, NY, at Lenox Hill Hospital and in Brooklyn, NY, at Lutheran
Medical Center 2007 through 2010. Her family then moved back to the Midwest in 2010,
where she has been practicing as an emergency department staff nurse both at OSF Saint
Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington,
IL. Since receiving her MSN, she has taught critical care clinical for Bradley University
for one year, and then two years for Illinois State University in their America’s
Promise nursing clinical and simulation lab. Ms. Kemp joined the Illinois Wesleyan
School of Nursing as the Simulation Coordinator in 2020.
Honors and Memberships
Ms. Kemp is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, Theta Pi
Chapter. She holds certification in Emergency Nurse Pediatric Certification (ENPC),
Trauma Nurse Course Certification (TNCC), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and
as a Faith Community Nurse. She was the recipient of the Carolyn F. Rupert Award at
IWU in 2003. She received the Department of Nursing Distinction Award in 2010 from
Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Kemp serves on the Regional State of Illinois
Disaster Response Team (REMERT).
Ms. Kemp's curriculum vitae