Jennifer Klimek Yingling

Jennifer Klimek Yingling, RN, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator


Dr. Jennifer Klimek Yingling is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Utica College, as well as an upstate New York resident helping to strengthen the community through practice, academics, and research.

Dr. Klimek Yingling studied at Mohawk Valley Community College and the State University of New York Institute of Technology, and she received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from Rutgers University. A passionate caregiver and a patient advocate, she is a dual-boarded Family and Adult Nurse Practitioner, holding nursing licenses in New York, Florida, and Massachusetts. Her more than two decades of nursing experience include medical-surgical, emergency, forensic, occupational and student health. Dr. Klimek Yingling practices clinically on a weekly basis in the Mohawk Valley Health Systems Emergency Department, which allows her to bring real-life experiences to the classroom.

Her research activities include work with breast cancer survivorship, horizontal violence, emergency department throughput, and adverse childhood experiences. In her free time, Dr. Klimek Yingling enjoys spending time in the Adirondacks with her husband and four children, as well as photography, gardening, cooking, and painting.