Dr. Carter joined the School of Nursing in 2010 and teaches Pediatrics and Professional Nursing in the ABSN program. She earned her BSN at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in 1998, a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2002 and PhD in Nursing from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. She continues her clinical practice as a staff nurse in the Duke University Medical Center Intensive Care Nursery, where she has 16 years’ experience. She is the project director of the HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity grant at DUSON, “The Academy for Academic and Social Enrichment and Leadership Development for Health Equity (The Health Equity Academy)” and is also the Academic Coordinator for this program.
Dr. Carter’s experience in nursing education before joining the DUSON faculty included coordinating staff education and development in the Intensive Care Nursery, and teaching positions at both Duke (clinical instructor in labor and delivery for ABSN students) and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Teaching Fellow in the UNC School of Nursing). She also serves as a board member of the North Carolina Nursing Association.
Dr. Carter has 26 years of U. S. Navy service (including 9 on active duty) and is currently serving in the rank of Commander in the U. S. Navy Reserves. She currently is stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Carter's current research focuses on nursing care of premature infants (<1500 grams) with feeding intolerance and identification of measurable methods for early detection of feeding intolerance.