Kirkpatrick graduated from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She graduated from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Ky. in 2017 with her Master of Science in Nursing. She earned her post-masters certificate from St. Louis University in 2018.
Before joining Saint Francis Healthcare, Kirkpatrick worked for Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo. She is an avid reader and loves to learn.