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Michael A. Carter, DNSc, DNP, FAAN, FNP/GNP-BC

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University Distinguished Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Carter obtained bachelor and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He earned the Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Boston University, and a post-masters Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee. He holds national certifications as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner; is a Diplomate in Comprehensive Care; a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice, and a Fellow in the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. He completed a Fellowship in Primary Care Health Policy the United States Public Health Service.

From 1982 until 2000, Dr. Carter served as Dean and Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He served as a Professorial Fellow at Curtin University in 2013. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American & Louisiana Nurses Association, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nursing, and the National Academies of Practice.

Dr. Carter currently serves as a part-time professor in the UTHSC College of Nursing, is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Frontier Nursing University, and has several ongoing projects involving research and nurse practitioner practice in Australia. 

Nov 18, 2022