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Margaret Carman, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAEN

Clinical Associate Professor


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

Office: 425

2004 | Nurse of the Year – North Carolina emergency Nurses Association

2004 | State Council and Chapter Government Affairs Award – Emergency Nurses Association

2004 | State Presidents Award – North Carolina Emergency Nurses Association

2005 | Distinguished Leadership Award – Emergency Nurses Association

2007 | ENA State Council Achievement Award – Emergency Nurses Association


Referred Journals


Douglass, M. (now Carman, M.). (2007). Emergency contraception in the ED. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 33(2), 140-142. PMID: 17379031

Carman, M. J., Phipps, J., Raley, J., Li, S., & Thornlow, D. (2011). Use of a Clinical Decision Support Tool to improve guideline adherence for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Skin and soft tissue infections. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 33(3), 252-266. doi: 10.1097/TME.0b013e31822610d1 PMID: 21836453

Kamienski, M., Carman, M. J., Wolf, L. A., Henderson, D., & Manton, A. (2013). Searching the literature: what is known (and not known) about your topic? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(4), 395-397. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2013.05.003 PMID: 23829992

Carman, M. J., Wolf, L. A., Baker, K. M., Clark, P. R., Henderson, D., Manton, A., & Zavotsky, K. E. (2013). Translating research to practice: Bringing emergency nursing research full circle to the bedside. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(6), 657-659. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2013.09.004. PMID: 24209590

Moon, M. D., Wolf, L. A., Baker, K., Carman, M. J., Clark, P. R., Henderson, D., Manton, A., & Zavotsky, K. E. (2013). Evaluating qualitative research studies for use in the clinical setting. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(5), 508-510. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2013.06.009. PMID: 23998230

Manton, A., Wolf, L. A., Baker, K. M., Carman, M. J., Clark, P. R., Henderson, D., & Zavotsky, K. E. (2014). Ethical considerations in human subjects research. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(1), 92-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2013.11.001. PMID: 24384483

Baker, K. M., Clark, P. R., Henderson, D., Wolf, L. A., Carman, M. J., Manton, A., & Zavotsky, K. E. (2014). Identifying the differences between quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and original research. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(2), 195-197. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2013.12.016. PMID: 24507174

Carman, M. J. (2014). Bundling the death and dying learning experience for prelicensure nursing students. Nurse Educator, 39(3), 135-137. doi: 10.1097/nne.0000000000000036. PMID: 24743178

Baker, K. M., Zavotsky, K. E., Wolf, L. A., Carman, M. J., Clark, P. R., Langkeit, K., Lenahan, G., & Moon, M. (2014). Statistics for emergency nurses. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(3), 286-288; quiz 294. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.02.005. PMID: 24810509

Oermann, M. H., Turner, K., & Carman, M. (2014). Preparing quality improvement, research, and evidence-based practice manuscripts.  Urological Nursing, in press.

Reprint (by permission of publisher) of Oermann, M.H., Turner, K., & Carman, M.J. (2014). Preparing quality improvement, research and evidence-based practice manuscripts, Nursing Economic$, 32(2), 57-63, 69.

Stewart, J., Carman, M., Spegman, A., & Sabol, V. K. (2014). Evaluation of the effect of the modified early warning system on the nurse-led activation of the rapid response system. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(3), 223-229. doi: 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000048. PMID: 24859890

Zavotsky, K.E., Wolf, L.A., Baker, K.M., Carman, M.J., Clark, P.R., Langkeit,K., Lenehan, G., Moon, M. (2014). Benefits to ED nurses participating in interdisciplinary research. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(5), e23-033.doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.12.016. PMID: 26232873

Edkins R.E., Hultman C.S., Collins P., Cairns B., Hanson M., Carman M.(2015). Improving Comfort and Throughput for Patients Undergoing Fractionated Laser Ablation of Symptomatic Burn Scars. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 74(3):293-299. PMID: 25664406

Fenn, H., Carman, M., Oermann, M. (2015) Vertical patient flow: is it safe and effective? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(3), 240-1 doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.12.006. Epub 2015 Jan 19. PMID: 2561251

Carman, M., Clark, P., Wolf, L., Lenehan,G. (2015)  Sampling considerations in emergency nursing research. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(2), 162-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.12.016. Epub 2015 Jan 29.  PMID: 25640520

Wolf, LA., Delao, A.M., Perhats, C., Clark, P.R., Moon, M.D., Baker, K.M., Carman, M.J., Zavotsky, K.E., Lenehan, G. (2015). Exploring the management of death: Emergency nurses’ perceptions of challenges and facilitators in the provision of end-of-life care in the emergency department.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(5), e23-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2015.05.018. Epub 2015 Jul 30

Wolf, L.A., Carman, M., Clark, P.R. (2016). Protecting Behavioral Health research participants in the ED setting: Issues of consent. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 42(1), 85-86. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2015.10.017. PMID: 26825512

Jung, D., Carman ,M., Aga, R., Burnett, A. (2016). Disaster Preparedness in the emergency department using in situ simulation. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 38(1), 56-68. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000091. PMID: 26817431

Carman, M., Forsman, J. (2016). Henoch-Schönlein Vasculitis in the Emergency Department. American Journal of Nursing, 116(5) 57-60.

Carman, M., Sloane, R., Malloy, M., Phillips, B. (2016) Implementation of a learning bundle to promote end-of-life education for nursing students.  Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 18(4), 356-363

Campo T.M., Carman M.J., Evans D., Hoyt K.S., Kincaid K., Ramirez E.G., Roberts E.,      Stackhouse K., Wilbeck J., Weltge A. (2016). Scope of Practice for Emergency Nurse Practitioners. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 38(4): 252-254. PMID:27792066

Campo, T.M., Carman, M., Evans, D., Hoyt, K.S., Kincaid, K., Ramirez, E., Roberts, E., Stackhouse, K., Weltge, A., Wilbeck, J.L. (2016). Standards of practice for emergency nurse practitioners. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 38 (4), 255-258. PMID: 27792067

McMahon, B., Hudson, J., Prewitt, J., Engleson, J., Carman, M. J., Engelson, M.L.(2017). Measuring Fatigue in Triage: A Pilot Study. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 39(2): 114-122. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000143

Wolf, L., Carman, M., Delao, A., Perhats, C., Moon, M. (2017). The experience of advanced practice nurses in U.S. emergency care settings. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38(4), 255-258. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2017.04.007

Carman, M., Xu, S., Rushton, S., Smallheer, B.A., Williams, D., Amarasekara, S., & Oermann, M.H. (2017). Use of a virtual learning platform for distance-based simulation in an acute care nurse practitioner curriculum. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 36(5), 284-289. DOI: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000259

Carman, M., Uhlenbrock, J.S., McClintock, S.M. (2018). A review of current practice in transfusion therapy: Preventing and recognizing complications, including TACO, TRALI, and TRIM. American Journal of Nursing 118 (5).36-46.

Reed, J.R., Carman, M.J., Titch,  F.J., Kotwal, R.S. (2018). Implementation and Evaluation of a First-Responder Training Program in a Rural Police Department. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 18(3):57-61.

Glann, J.,K., Carman, M.J., Thompson, J., Nuttal, C., Fleming, H., Reese, C.  (2019). Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS): improving recognition and treatment in the emergency department. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 41(1): 65-75. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000226.

Carman, M.J., Switzer, D. (2019). Flipping the conference: Continuing education for advanced practice nurses in the emergency care setting. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 45 (2): 194-196. Doi:: 10.1016/j.jen.2018.12.012

Reed, LTC (Ret.), Carman, M.J. (2019). Leading the effort to promote bleeding control in our communities. American Journal of Nursing, 119(5): 51-53. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000557914.20151.2c

Non-Refereed Publications

Carman, M. J.  (1998). Use of the Broselow Tape Color Coding System for the sizing of cervical collars in the pediatric population. Master’s Thesis, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC.

Douglass, M. (2006, October).  Coalition works to ensure collaboration and quality care in response to AMA resolution. ENA Connection, 30(8), 14-16.

Carman, M., Hoyt, K.S., (2016) Nurse Practitioner Certification by Examination: A Major Step in Validating Practice. Pulse, Newsletter of the American Association of Osteopathic Physicians. May 2016.

Book Chapters (Refereed)

In Press:

Carman, M.J. Burns. In Fitzpatrick, J.J., Hickman, R., Alfes, C. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Nursing. Philadelphia


Published expert panel reviews, consensus statements, practice guidelines, etc. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2015). Proposed Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Version 2.0. (Acknowledged as reviewer for Pilot Study).

Emergency Nurses Association (2015). ENA Topic Brief: Use of Thromboelastography  TEG) in the Emergency Department (Acknowledged as reviewer; rejected).

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2015). CMS Draft Electronic Clinical Quality Measure: Coordinating Care—Emergency Department Referrals. (Acknowledged reviewer).

American College of Emergency Physicians (2017). Optimizing the Treatment of Acute Pain in the Emergency Department. (Organizational Policy; Author).

Selected abstracts:

Edkins, R., Hultman, C. S., Collins, P., Cairns, B., & Carman, M. (2014, June). Improving comfort and throughput for patients undergoing fractionated laser ablation of symptomatic Burn Scars.  Presented at 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, June 8-12, 2014, Nassau, Bahamas.  Abstract: Proceedings of the 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, p. 74

Carman, M., J. & Pan, W. (2014, March). Creation of a learning bundle to improve death and dying nurse education for prelicensure students.  Poster presented at The 2nd US-Sino Forum: Advancing Nursing Research and Education Across the Globe (March 9-11, 2004, Durham, NC).  Abstract in US-Sino Forum conference program.

Editorials, position, and background papers:

Carman, M., Bonalumi, N., Anderson, R., O’Leary, J., Proud. M., Spann, D., Briggs, B., Ream, K. A., Nally, T. L. (2008).  Guest Editorial: ENA health care reform platform. Mosby’s Nursing Consult, October 2008. doi: DOI 10.1016/j.jen.2008.07.007


Guest reporter, Evening News Injury Prevention Interviews (1999-2001), NBC-17 and Fox-22 (Durham, NC)

Guest contributor (1999-2001), Durham Herald-Sun newspaper, Durham, NC

Carman, M. (2012).  DNP creates infinite possibilities for healthcare. Posted February 3, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  A residency instead of a DNP.  Posted March 2, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  Picking a capstone before starting a DNP program. Posted March 30, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012). Is it illegal to use the ‘Doctor’ title? Poster May 22, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  Considering a team capstone project. Posted June 1, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  Tips for a DNP program phone interview. Posted July 6, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  Recouping the cost of a DNP program. Posted July 20, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  The anatomy of an online DNP course.  Posted August 12, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  The DNP: What do you want to know?  Posted August 17, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  DNP clinical projects: Assigned or self-guided. Posted September 12, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL:

Carman, M. (2012).  The DNP in the ED. Posted November 9, 2012 to DNP Answers blog (ADVANCE Healthcare POV).  URL: