Hesook Suzie Kim


School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award (1990)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Nursing
BS Nursing


Hesook Suzie Kim is the project director of PS-Post Stroke Fatigue/Tiredness, which is a collaboration between the College of Buskerud Department of Health Stroke Unit at the Neuromuscular Clinic, Buskerud Hospital Trust and Aker University Hospital in Norway. . Before joining the project in 2006, Dr. Kim was a professor of nursing at the University of Rhode Island, where she had taught since 1973. From 1983 to 1988, Dr. Kim was the dean of the College of Nursing at URI, where she retired from in 2004. She also was a Professor II at the Institute of Nursing Science at University of Oslo in Norway from 1992 to 2003. Dr. Kim has published extensively in the area of nursing epistemology, theory development in nursing, the nature of nursing practice, and collaborative decision-making in nursing practice as well as in various areas of clinical nursing research. She is also known for writing the textbook, Nursing Theories: Conceptual & Philosophical Foundations, first published in 2000.

Dr. Kim holds a BSN and a MSN from Indiana University, along with a Ph.D in sociology from Brown University. IU School of Nursing bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Award to her in 1990.