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Caroline Carpenter
Assistant Professor
Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
NURS 152
318-342-1133
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Caroline D Carpenter, DNP
Assistant Professor, Nursing
FNP Track Leader

Education

DNP

2018, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Frontier Nursing University

MSN

2009, Masters of Science in Nursing
Grambling State University

BSN

2006, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Louisiana at Monroe

BSN

2003, Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

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Biographical Sketch

Caroline Carpenter is the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program Leader and Assistant Professor in the College of Health Sciences Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. She is faculty in the Family Nurse Practitioner and IPE courses. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree in 2003 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2006 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from Grambling State University in 2009. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University in 2018. Upon graduating with her Family Nurse Practitioner degree she worked for Dr. Terry King in his private pediatric cardiology practice. Dr. Carpenter transitioned into full-time academics in January 2017 when she started teaching nursing. She maintains current practice by working PRN in a rural family clinic. 

Mrs. Carpenter is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Lambda Mu Chapter, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP). She serves as a committee member for the Once Upon a Time New Stories in Pediatrics annual symposium. She is certified in Basic Life Support.    

She participates in the ULM Mobile Bridge to Health - a Livingwell grant that serves the Desiard Street Shelter, Family Promise, and the Salvation Army. 

Licensure & Certification

Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. (September 01 2009 - August 31 2024)
Basic Life Support, American Heart Association. (August 14 2017 - August 2021)
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Louisiana State Board of Nursing. (September 01 2009 - January 31 2020)
Registered Nurse, Louisiana State Board of Nursing. (June 09 2006 - January 31 2020)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association. (March 04 2016 - March 2018)

Research Interests

congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pediatric obesity, and client perception of care during hospitalization 

Awards & Honors

July 2018 Glenwood Regional Medical Center Professorship in Nursing.

2018 Margaret "Peg" Edwards Scholarship recipient.

2018 Daisy Faculty Nominee.

2018 Top Nurse in Rayville.

May 2006 Spirit of Nursing Award.

Courses Taught

NURS 3029MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH NURSING, 6 course(s)

NURS 3030NURSING SYNTHESIS 2, 1 course(s)

NURS 5007ADV PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT, 1 course(s)

NURS 5008ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY, 2 course(s)

NURS 5206AGNP III, 1 course(s)

NURS 5208AGNP IV, 1 course(s)

NURS 5226GENOMICS AND FAMILY HEALTH, 1 course(s)

NURS 5302FNP I ADULTS, 1 course(s)