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Carolina Tennyson

Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, Box 3322, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Tennyson is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who provides evidence based care to advanced heart failure and critically ill patients in a fast-paced academic hospital. Her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree was awarded in 2016. She is an Associate of the American College of Cardiology and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.

She is the Director of the #1 ranked Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program in the United States at the Duke University School of Nursing and an Assistant Professor in the Masters of Science in Nursing programs. She is an avid advocate for Advanced Practice Nursing, particularly their role on the Cardiac Critical Care team. Her research interests include resuscitation quality improvement, Family Presence During Resuscitation, and microlearning education.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing · 2020 - Present School of Nursing

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2016 D.N.P.
Duke University, School of Nursing · 2012 M.S.N.