Carmen Harrison

Professor of Practice and Master Course Lead of the Foundations Curriculum
  • School of Nursing


  • PhD, Nursing, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • MSN, University of Cincinnati
  • BSN, Miami University
  • ADN, Miami University



  • Registered Professional Nurse, Georgia, RN 133308; Advanced Practice NP
  • Registered Nurse, Ohio, RN.247046
  • Registered Nurse, Massachusetts, RN2335824
  • Registered Nurse, Oklahoma, RN R0134655; Nurse Practitioner R134655


  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Corporation
  • Certification in Online Teaching and Learning, University of Missouri – Kansas City

About Me

Carmen V. Harrison, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Nursing at Nursing@Simmons. She has been teaching at Simmons since 2016. Dr. Harrison serves as the Master Course Lead of the Foundations Curriculum.

Dr. Harrison's clinical experience is varied and includes geriatric, medical-surgical, community health, and obstetrical nursing. She is board certified as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation and is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to underserved women.

Dr. Harrison's research interests include assessing innovative curricular models, diversity in nursing education, and the menopausal experience. She has delivered numerous presentations for local, regional, and national nursing education conferences. Dr. Harrison is regarded as a leader among the nursing profession, as she was honored as a national Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar. She is a member of the National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Area of Expertise

  • Curriculum design
  • Innovative teaching-learning strategies
  • Women's health nursing

What I Teach

  • Foundations courses within the Family Nurse Practitioner program.


Harrison, C.V. (2018). Predicting success for associate degree nursing students in a concept-based curriculum. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 13(3), 135-140. doi: 10.1016/j.teln.2018.01.005

Harrison, C.V. (2016). Evaluating the outcomes of a concept-based curriculum in an associate degree nursing program (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database (UMI No. 10102709).

Harrison, C.V., & Pittard, S.K. (2015). Teaching-learning strategies in a concept based curriculum. In L. Caputi (Ed.), Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing (Vol. 3, pp. 59-62). Washington, DC: National League for Nursing.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International