Carmen Harrison

Professor of Practice
  • School of Nursing
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Education

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

License/Certifications

Licensure

  • 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

Certifications

  • 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 School  of Nursing at [email protected] She has been teaching at Simmons since 2016.

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, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

Area of Expertise

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

What I Teach

  • NURP 410, Research Methods
  • NURP 507/508, Scholarly Inquiry
  • NURP 650, Epidemiology

Community Engagement

  • Clayton County Community Health Fair, volunteer, 2018 – present
  • Georgia Nurses Association, Health Care Legislation, volunteer, 2017 – present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Rho Chapter, secretary, 2019 – 2020
  • Georgia Association of Student Nurses, Graduate Program Representative, 2018 – 2020
  • Atlanta Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program, member, 2018 – 2019
  • Ohio Action Coalition, member, 2014 – 2016

Publications/Presentations

Harrison, C.V. (2020). Concept-based curriculum: Design and implementation strategies. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 17(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2019-0066.

Foster, V., Nteff, G., & Harrison, C.V. (2019). Curricular and clinical integration of oral health care competencies into a family nurse practitioner program [Conference presentation]. 2019 United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Foster, V., Nteff, G., & Harrison, C.V. (2019). Curricular and clinical integration of oral health care competencies into a family nurse practitioner program [Conference presentation]. Spring 2019 National Conference for Nurse Practitioners, Chicago, IL, United States..

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. (2017). A prescription for test item writing [Conference presentation]. Chamberlain University Faculty Development Nurses Week Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States.

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. (2015). Collaboration with the Ohio Action Coalition [Conference presentation]. 2015 Jonas Scholars Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C., United States.

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.

Harrison, C.V., & Pittard, S.K. (2015). Concept-based teaching- learning strategies for educating OB nursing students [Conference presentation]. Nurse Educator Conference, Ohio Council for AD Nursing Education Administrators (OCADNEA), Grove City, OH, United States.

Harrison, C.V. (2015). Strategies to increase diversity in nursing education: Responding to recommendations from the Institute of Medicine [Conference presentation]. Ohio League for Nursing 2015 Education Summit, Columbus, OH, United States.

Harrison, C.V., & Pittard, S.K. (2014). Concept-based teaching- learning strategies for educating OB nursing students [Conference presentation]. Changing culture: Educating the 21st century nurse conference, Mercy College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, United States.

Harrison, C.V. (2013). Critical thinking in nursing education [Conference presentation]. University of Missouri – Kansas City Research Institute II, Kansas City, MO, United States.

Harrison, C.V., & Pittard, S.K. (2013). Concept-based teaching- learning strategies for educating OB nursing students [Conference presentation]. Changing culture: Educating the 21st century nurse conference, Ohio League for Nursing, 2013 Education Summit, Columbus, OH, United States.

Harrison, C.V., & Pittard, S.K. (2012). Concept-based teaching- learning strategies for educating OB nursing students [Conference presentation]. Drexel University Nursing Education Institute, Savannah, GA, United States.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • National League for Nursing
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health