Christina Leonard
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Christina Leonard, APRN, DNP, FNP-C, CNL is a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor who teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs 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.  For the past 2 years Christina has worked on the Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative Grant as a Rural Interprofessional Health Intitiative Champion. The grant focused on deploying inter-professional teams to rural areas to increase access to care and complete quality improvement projects to benefit rural populations. 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

Contact Information

  • Duke School of Nursing, P.O. Box 3322, Room 4229 Ipe, Durham, NC 27710
  • Duke School of Nursing, Room 4229, Ipe Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

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