Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE

Associate Professor and DNP Lead Faculty, MSN/DNP Division and Programs

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Campus Box #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Dr. Palmer earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Duke University.  She began her nursing career in critical care, with experience in both critical care step-down and surgical-trauma intensive care.  At the bedside, she became interested in the impact of chronic illness on overall health and recovery from acute conditions.  She became an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator to work with chronically ill patients in a primary care setting.  She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill, with a concentration in Adult and Geriatric Health in the graduate program.  She coordinates the Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner final clinical course as well as an introductory course in gerontology for master’s students.

In addition to teaching, she maintains a clinical practice at UNC Internal Medicine, where she specializes in the management of type 2 diabetes and chronic anticoagulation.  She is the Program Director of an American Diabetes Association recognized diabetes self-management education program within the Internal Medicine Clinic.  Her doctoral work focused on evaluating a depression care program within the Internal Medicine Clinic in a population of patients with diabetes.  She has presented across the state on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic anticoagulation.