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Dr. Carolyn Harmon, PhD DNP RN NI-BC

Director, Professor, & Nurse Scientist,
University of South Carolina

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Dr. Carolyn S. Harmon has been a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) since 2010. She has served in many ANIA board roles at the national and South Carolina state levels. 

Carolyn earned a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2022 and received her DNP from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014. She is an ANCC board-certified informatics nurse, certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership fellow, and recipient of the Palmetto Gold state award for nursing distinction. She has disseminated her knowledge, EBP projects, and research through publication as well as local, state, and national presentations.


University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
PhD, 2022
Nursing Science
2019 To 2022
Dissertation: Unintended Consequences of the EHR and Cognitive Load in ED Nurses

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2014
Executive Leadership with research focus in nursing informatics
2012 To 2014
Dissertation: Nurses' Perception of the Electronic Health Record
Advisor: Dr. Linda Roussel

Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Master of Science in Nursing, 2003
Health Systems Management
2001 To 2003

Bluefield State University
Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Associate and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 9395
1991 To 1995

Professional Associations

American Nurses Informatics Association
2010 - Present

Sigma Theta Tau International
2003 - Present

0 - Present

Job History

University Of South Carolina
Director of Nursing Informatics, Healthcare Leadership, and Nursing Education
Columbia, SC, United States
January 2024 - present

Center for Nursing Advancement at East Tennessee State University
Nurse Scientist
United States
August 2023 - May 2024

Belmont Abbey College
Dean of Nursing
Belmont, NC, United States
June 2020 - June 2023

Carolinas College of Health Science/Atrium Health
Chair of Nursing
Charlotte, NC, United States
April 2018 - July 2020

University of South Carolina
Assistant Professor/Director
SC, United States
May 2015 - July 2018

Carolinas HealthCare System/Atrium Health
Senior Application Specialist; Outcomes Manager; Adjunct Faculty
SC, United States
December 2003 - December 2016

Capella University
Lead Faculty for nursing informatics specialty
SC, United States
September 2014 - July 2016

Honors and Awards

Community Engagement Award
University of South Carolina

Landers Nursing Scholarship
Queens University of Charlotte

Palmetto Gold
South Carolina

Quality Beacon Award Gold Level
Carolinas HealthCare System

Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship
Mu Psi-at Large

Touchstone Award Bronze Level
Carolinas HealthCare System