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Kathleen Marie Turner

Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Box 3322 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
2053 Schoolof Nursing, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Turner earned her BSN from the University of Vermont, her MSN (Nursing Administration) and DNP at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has over thirty years of experience in adult health / critical care, administration and education. Kathy has held numerous managerial and leadership positions. She presently teaches across programs and is the Director of the Nursing and Healthcare Leadership MSN program.  She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Leaders and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  

Her areas of interest, scholarship and research include: Nursing Education, Leadership in Healthcare and Nursing, Ethics in Healthcare, Adult Health and Intensive Care Nursing, Patient Safety and Quality Care.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing · 2018 - Present School of Nursing

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University, School of Nursing · 2012 D.N.P.
Duke University · 1993 M.S.N.