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Carla Carter

Associate Professor, Dean of Nursing

College of Nursing

Louisville Campus

Carla Carter MSN, M.Ed, BSN, RN

Associate Professor, Dean of Nursing

Carla Carter began her nursing career over 30 years ago as she graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN) from Lakeland College in Ohio. Upon graduation, she was employed at The Cleveland Clinic in their cardiovascular unit for over 16 years. In 2002 her career turned to nursing education and she received her master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) and a master’s degree in Nursing education (M.Ed) in 2007.

Throughout her career as a registered nurse, she has maintained the highest performance standards within a diverse range of nursing functions, from nursing instructor, program director, program chair, and as campus president. As a coronary critical care nurse, she assisted in streamlining operations and reduced costs by facilitating the implementation of an out-patient (Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) clinic that significantly increased the hospital’s profile and decreased hospital admissions.
Currently, Carla is a doctoral candidate researching Factors that motivate the Registered Nurse to Pursue a Doctoral Degree.