Carolyn McKenzie, RN, PhD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
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.
- McKenzie, C. (2015, in press). Elimination, In J.Giddens (Ed.) 2nd Ed., Concepts for Nursing Practice. (Chapter 14). St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby.
- McKenzie, C. (2012). Elimination, In J.Giddens (Ed.), Concepts for Nursing Practice. (Chapter 14). St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- McKenzie, C. & Skelly, A. H. (2014). Faith, Beliefs, and “Not Claiming” disease: An African American woman’s story of Diabetes and coronary symptoms. Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(2):E1-E6. April/June.
- McKenzie, C. & Skelly, A.H. (2010). Perceptions of coronary heart disease risk in African American women with Type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study. The Diabetes Educator, 36, 766-773.
- McKenzie, C. (2003). No Place Like Home, A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States by Buhler–Wilkerson , K. (2001). Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, in Nursing Education Perspectives, 24 (1).
- McKenzie, C., Skelly, A. H. & Carlson, J.R. (2010, June). Exploring Diabetes illness representation and perception of CHD risk in African American Women: A mixed methods study. The American Diabetes Association: 70th Scientific Sessions Conference.
- McKenzie, C. (2011, September). How African American women with T2DM view their risk for CHD. First World Cardiovascular, Diabetes, and Obesity Online Conference.
- McKenzie, C. (2009) Exploring perceptions of risk for Coronary Heart Disease in African American women with type 2 diabetes. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States — North Carolina. Retrieved January 27, 2010, from Dissertations & Theses @ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Publication No. AAT 3352684).
- McKenzie, C. & Goodwin, M. (2014). Poverty simulation for Diversity Conference with UNC Hospitals Diversity Council.
- McKenzie, C. & Goodwin, M. (2013) Poverty Simulation. UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing undergraduate students.
- McKenzie, C., & Skelly, A.H. (2007, February). Exploring perceptions of risk for coronary heart disease in African American women with T2DM. Poster presentation: Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Galveston, Texas.
- McKenzie, C., Skelly, A.H., Carlson, J., Leeman, J., Holditch-Davis, D., Soward, A. (2005, February). Symptom-focused management: a conceptual model to improve health outcomes for older African-American Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Poster presentation, Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
- McKenzie. C. & Page, J. (2013). Comparing a poverty simulation to classroom teaching in delivering poverty information to nursing students: A pilot study. UNC IRB Approved.
- McKenzie, C. (2003-2005). Doctoral Fellow Traineeship (Recipient). UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing, NRSA, NINR T32 NRO7091.
- McKenzie, C. (2004-2005). Research Evaluation Nurse for intervention study. Symptom –Focused Diabetes Care for Older African American Women, NIH/NINR, PI: Anne Skelly, RO1-NR08582-01.