Laura McQueen, PhD, RN, MS, BS
Associate Professor Emeritus
Laura McQueen, PhD, PMH-CNS, BC is a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her doctoral education is in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on social justice. She came to UNC in 2007, after extensive teaching in Diploma, Associate Degree, and Baccalaureate programs in Virginia and North Carolina. At UNC, she teaches psychiatric nursing to undergraduate students in didactic and clinical rotations. Her work with graduate students concentrates on curriculum development, testing and evaluation, and the development of online educational courses.
Dr. McQueen’s research and writing focus on interprofessional education, diversity and recruitment of minority nursing students, compassion fatigue among nurse educators, and mentoring of millennial nursing students using King’s theory of goal attainment. She has served as a test item writer for the National Council State Boards Licensure Examination of Nurses and has received research funding from the UNC Program on Ethnicity Culture and Health Outcomes for her role as the principal investigator for a project that supported the recruitment and retention of Hispanic nursing students.
As a board certified adult mental health clinical nurse specialist, she has an expertise in adult acute care mental health and is active in mentoring nursing students in this area of practice. Meanwhile, she continues to work and share her more than 30 years of educational insights through professional collaboration, writing, and presentation.