Margaret Carman

Margaret (Meg) Carman, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ENP- BC, FAEN is an assistant clinical professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC. Dr. Carman serves as coordinator for the Pathophysiology sequence in the MSN program at DUSON and has served as lead faculty for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. She maintains a clinical practice with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Carman received her BSN from Boston University in 1983. Since earning her MSN in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at DUSON in 1998, she has practiced as a nurse practitioner in the emergency care setting with Durham Emergency Physicians, Duke University Medical Center and Wake Emergency Physicians in Raleigh, NC.

Dr. Carman earned her DNP at Duke University School of Nursing in 2010. Her scholarly interests include the implementation of evidence-based practices in the emergency care setting, including development of clinical decision support tools to guide best practice. She served on the  Advisory Council of the Institute of Emergency Nursing Research (IENR) of the Emergency Nurses Association for the past four years, and has served as chair of the organization’s Government Affairs Committee as well as North Carolina State Council President, and Heart of Carolina Chapter President. Awards include the NCENA Nurse of the Year Award (2004), State Council and Chapter Government Affairs Award (2004), Distinguished Leadership Award (2005), NCENA Presidential Award (2005), and the State Council Achievement Award (2007).

Interests include mentoring and promoting bedside research in the emergency care setting,  implementation of family presence protocols and end-of-life care in the ED, clinical decision support tools to guide appropriate therapy for CAMRSA related abscesses, and standardized communication practices.  Dr. Carman is invested in the development of new emergency nurses and founded Duke Emergency Nursing Students (DENS), an organization which has gained national attention as a means for partnering professional organizations with academia to promote early specialization skills. She participated in development of the first ENP certification by portfolio at the American Nurses Credentialing Center, on its content expert panel.

Meg Carmen - meg@aaenp-natl.org