Carolyn McKenzie, RN, PhD

Associate Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Office: 5106
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Dr. McKenzie has a broad clinical background in critical care, rehabilitation nursing, and home care nursing. She has worked with patients from newborns to the elderly over the course of her career. She is a certified Clinical Nurse Leader.
She has extensive teaching experience ranging from nursing assistants to Doctoral students for many years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BSN, from UNC Greensboro with a MSN and her PhD was awarded from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has presented multiple AHEC workshops on Diabetes Care across the state of North Carolina.
Dr. McKenzie has received the Great 100 Award for Excellence in Nursing in North Carolina, the Educator of the year Award from Randolph Community College and the Educator of the Year award from the NC Associate Degree Nursing Association. She is a past president of the NC ADN Association.

She has served as Temporary Vice-Chair for the Adult Geriatric Health Division in The UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing and has served on multiple committees in the School of Nursing.

Her research focuses on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, and the impact of poverty across the lifespan. She also has research interests in neurological nursing, community based research and nursing education.