Kim Choma DNP, APN, WHNP-BC
As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Choma has dedicated her more than twenty-five years of experience managing the health care needs of women across their lifespan with services that include comprehensive obstetric and gynecological care. As a nurse, colposcopist, and lecturer, she has established herself as an expert in the management of abnormal Pap tests, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and sexually transmitted infections.
Previously, she has provided nursing services in specialized fields, including labor and delivery and practice management. She has also served as a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Seton Hall University and has been a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University School of Nursing-Camden. Dr. Choma is a consultant for multiple health care organizations that provide women's health services and has trained health care providers how to perform Pap smears and techniques to address issues with the female lower genital tract. She is also the author of two nursing book chapters on women's health and has co-authored articles on colposcopy standards.
WHAT IS A DNP?
Doctors of Nursing Practice (DNPs) have been providing primary, acute, and specialty health care to patients of all ages and walks of life for nearly half a century. DNPs assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, and initiate and manage treatment plans – including prescribing medications. They are the health care providers of choice for millions of patients. A DNP is truly "Your Partner in Health."
All DNPs must complete a doctoral program and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse preparation. Didactic and clinical courses prepare nurses with specialized knowledge and clinical competency to practice in primary care, acute care, and long-term health care settings.
As clinicians that blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, DNPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care.
Choma K. "The 2006 Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Women with Abnormal Pap Screening Tests: Updates and FAQs." Northern NJ Chapter of the Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice. March 2009.
Cervical Cancer Screening in Adolescents: Development of an eLearning Program for Practice Improvement.
Choma K. "30th Annual International Interprofessional Technology Conference, New Brunswick, NJ. April, 2012."
Choma K. "Updates to Cervical Cancer Screening: Who, When & Why."Northern and Southern NJ Chapters of the Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice. November, 2012 and September, 2013, respectively.
Choma K. "Abnormal Pap? What to do with that?" Northern Chapter of the NJ Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice. November 2013.
New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society in conjunction with the Consulate General of Greece in Boston,
the Consulate General of Israel to New England and Boston University School of Medicine. Invited Speaker (Choma K.). "Cervical Cancer Screening: Building Upon the Pap Test’s Success by Using Today’s Technology to Maximize Benefits & Minimize Harm When Choosing a Screening Technology." Papanicolaou Symposium & Reception. Boston University. May 13, 2015.
Choma K. Faculty at Comprehensive Colposcopy Course. The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. San Diego, California. July 21-25, 2015.
Choma K., McKeever AE. Cervical cancer screening in adolescents: an evidence-based internet education program for practice improvement among advanced practical nurses. Worldview Evid Based Nurs. 205;12:51-60.
Choma K, Boxer D, MD. “Breast Health, Normal and Benign and Bad Things You don’t want to find." Northern NJ Chapter of the Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice. Oct. 10, 2017
Choma K. Faculty at Comprehensive Colposcopy Course. ASCCP. Tampa, Florida. January 9-12, 2019.
Choma K. ASCCP conference "Educating The Educators".