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Margaret J. Carman, DNP, ACNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAEN

Assistant Professor
(919) 613-3699
3120 Pearson Building

Margaret (Meg) Carman, DNP, ACNP-BC, CEN, joined the School of Nursing faculty as Assistant Professor in July, 2012. Meg is known to many in the DUSON community from her previous work as a Clinical Associate and teaching the adult health and fundamentals courses within the ABSN program. Her responsibilities in the ABSN program will include co-teaching the adult health and pharmacology courses in the spring and summer semesters.

Dr. Carman received her BSN from Boston University. After earning her MSN in the ACNP specialty at Duke University School of Nursing in 1998, she practiced as an NP in emergent and acute care settings for Durham Emergency Physicians and the Duke University Medical Center. Since 2008, as a Nurse Practitioner for Wake Emergency Physicians (Raleigh), she has been responsible for evaluating and treating patients in WakeMed Health System’s four emergency departments, one Level 1 trauma center, two freestanding ED's, and one community hospital setting.

Dr. Carman earned her DNP at Duke University School of Nursing in 2010. Her scholarly interests include the use of simulation in nursing education, implementation of evidence-based practice in the emergency department setting, and the development of clinical decision support tools to guide best practice. She sits on the Advisory Council of the Institute of Emergency Nursing Research for the Emergency Nurses Association, 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).

Current projects include development of a mobile in situ simulation experience to promote best practice during obstetric emergencies for health care providers practicing in the freestanding emergency department setting.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


  • DNP - Duke University School of Nursing
  • MSN - Duke School of Nursing
  • BSN - Boston University

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 || Inducted as Fellow, Academy of Emergency Nursing
  • 2011 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2007 || State Council Achievement Award, Emergency Nurses Association
  • 2005 || Distinguished Leadership Award, Emergency Nurses Association
  • 2005 || NCENA Presidential Award, North Carolina Emergency Nurses Association
  • 2004 || NCENA Nurse of the Year, North Carolina Emergency Nurses Association
  • 2004 || State Council and Chapter Government Affairs Award, Emergency Nurses Association
  • 1983 || BSN, magna cum laude, Boston University

Areas of Expertise

  • Acute / Critical Care

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26232873 Wolf, L. A. and Delao, A. M. and Perhats, C. and Clark, P. R. and Moon, M. D. and Baker, K. M. and Carman, M. J. and Zavotsky, K. E. and Lenehan, G. Exploring the Management of Death: Emergency Nurses' Perceptions of Challenges and Facilitators in the Provision of End-of-Life Care in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Nurs. September, 2015 41(5); e23-33
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25612512 Fenn, H. and Carman, M. and Oermann, M. Vertical patient flow: is it safe and effective? J Emerg Nurs. May, 2015 41(3); 240-1; quiz 269
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25640520 Carman, M. J. and Clark, P. R. and Wolf, L. A. and Moon, M. D. Sampling considerations in emergency nursing research. J Emerg Nurs. March, 2015 41(2); 162-4
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25664406 Edkins, R. E. and Hultman, C. S. and Collins, P. and Cairns, B. and Hanson, M. and Carman, M. Improving comfort and throughput for patients undergoing fractionated laser ablation of symptomatic burn scars. Ann Plast Surg. March, 2015 74(3); 293-9
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25194657 Zavotsky, K. E. and Wolf, L. A. and Baker, K. M. and Carman, M. J. and Clark, P. R. and Langkeit, K. and Lenehan, G. and Moon, M. Benefits to ED nurses participating in interdisciplinary research. J Emerg Nurs. September, 2014 40(5); 512-4
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24859890 Stewart, J. and Carman, M. and Spegman, A. and Sabol, V. K. Evaluation of the effect of the modified early warning system on the nurse-led activation of the rapid response system. J Nurs Care Qual. Jul-Sep, 2014 29(3); 223-9
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24834629 Oermann, M. H. and Turner, K. and Carman, M. Preparing quality improvement, research, and evidence-based practice manuscripts. Nurs Econ. June, 2014 32(2); 57-63, 69; quiz 64
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24810509 Baker, K. M. and Zavotsky, K. E. and Wolf, L. A. and Carman, M. J. and Clark, P. R. and Langkeit, K. and Lenehan, G. and Moon, M. Statistics for emergency nurses. J Emerg Nurs. 40(3); 286-8; quiz 294
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24743178 Carman, M. J. Bundling the death and dying learning experience for prelicensure nursing students. Nurse Educ. May-June, 2014 39(3); 135-7
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24507174 Baker, K. M. and Clark, P. R. and Henderson, D. and Wolf, L. A. and Carman, M. J. and Manton, A. and Zavotsky, K. E. Identifying the Differences Between Quality Improvement, Evidence-based Practice, and Original Research. J Emerg Nurs. February, 2014


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Margaret Carman was recently named director of the Institute for Advanced Emergency Nursing Practice at the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

The institute was developed as a response to ENA members looking for education, programs and resources dedicated to meet the unique needs of advanced practice nurses. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Margaret "Meg" Carman was recently recognized as "Colleague of the Week" from the Emergency Medicine Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where Carman works as an emergency nurse practitioner in the emergency department.

Carman was recognized for her leadership, going above and beyond and for being a team player when the emergency department was inudated with psychiatric patients.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Twelve faculty, staff and students volunteered at a recent Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) performance for children with special needs. The performance of the Grinch that Stole Christmas was produced and offered in a modified version to enable individuals with special needs/disabilities to enjoy the musical as well as allow families an opportunity to have a special experience.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Margaret "Meg" Carman was recently appointed to the Advisory Council for the Institute of Advanced Emergency Nursing Practice at the Emergency Nurses Association.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Margaret "Meg" Carman presented on "The Haunted Hospital: An Example of Innovation in Interprofessional Learning" at the Duke AHEAD Third Annual Education Research Poster Symposium. She presented with David Gordon and the poster was co-authored with Gordon, DUSON alumni Courtney Axner, Margie Molloy and Sreeja Natesan.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Margaret "Meg" Carman recently presented at the Emergency Nurses Association Annual conference held in Los Angeles, California. Her presentation "Make No Bones About It Parts 1 and 2" focused on emergency management of orthopedic injuries of the upper and lower extremities.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Margaret "Meg" Carman was appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Meg Carman and ABSN student Courtney Axner attended the 8th Annual Cardinal Chapter of the North Carolina Emergency Nurses Association Education Day - "We've Got This!" Carman presented on "Assessment and Management of Rhabdomyolysis in the ED." Both Anxer and Carman participated in the CEN Jeopardy.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Margaret "Meg" Carman presented at the Emergency Nursing Association Emergency Nursing 2015 Conference. Her presentation "Duke Emergency Nursing Students (DENS): Learning Outside the Classroom"was a part of the conference's leadership and management category. She also presented for the Deep Dive Session entitled "Wound Care and Closure of Soft Tissue Injuries," as part of the conference's advanced practice category.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Margaret “Meg” Carman, DNP, ACNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAEN, assistant professor at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), has been inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing.  The Academy honors nurses who have made “enduring, substantial contributions to emergency nursing and who continue to advance the profession and provide visionary leadership to the Emergency Nurses Association.”  Carman is one of only 12 people in the nation to receive the designation