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Christina Leonard

Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Duke School of Nursing, Room 4229, Ipe Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Duke School of Nursing, P.O. Box 3322, Room 4229 Ipe, Durham, NC 27710


Christina Leonard, APRN, DNP, FNP-C, CNL is a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor who teaches in the Accelerated Bachelors in Nursing (ABSN) program at Duke school of Nursing. She received her BA in English and Psychology and then returned as an ABSN student to attain a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from George Mason University. She later received her MSN in Nursing Education from George Mason University. Christina’s passion for providing direct patient care led her to return for her Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner certificate in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later became certified as Clinical Nurse Leader. She completed her DNP at East Carolina University in 2018.  Throughout her career, Christina has worked on several initiatives to advance interprofessional collaboration and learning. Christina has practiced since 2012 as a Nurse Practitioner in inpatient cardiology at Wake Med Health and Hospitals.  Her teaching and research interests include cardiology, adult health, innovations in education, and expanding IPE opportunities.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing · 2019 - Present School of Nursing

Education, Training & Certifications

East Carolina University · 2018 D.N.P.
George Mason University · 2006 M.S.N.