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Kathleen M. Turner
Tel: (919) 684-9385
Office: 2053 Pearson Building
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Kathleen M. Turner, DNP, RN

Associate Professor

  • Brief Bio

    Kathleen Turner teaches core courses in the MSN and ABSN Programs including: professional development, leadership and transition courses. She also mentors DNP students with their scholarly projects. Dr. Turner earned her BSN at the University of Vermont and her MSN (Nursing Administration) and DNP at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has over thirty years of experience in adult health critical care, administration and education. Kathy has held numerous managerial and leadership positions: Assistant Head Nurse, Nurse Manager, and Clinical Educator. She has been on faculty at the Duke School of Nursing since 2002. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau International. Her areas of interest, scholarship and research include: Baccalaureate Nursing Education, Leadership in Health Care and Nursing, Ethics in Health Care, End of Life Care, Adult Health Clinical Practice and Intensive Care Nursing, Patient Safety and Interprofessional Education.

    Academic Program Affiliations

    Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
    Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program


    DNPDuke University School of Nursing
    MSNDuke University School of Nursing
    BSNUniversity of Vermont

    Professional Certifications

    AHA HCPAmerican Heart Association Healthcare Provider

    Research Interests

    Research Interests include:
    ● Baccalaureate Nursing Education (Accelerated)
    ● End of Life Care
    ● Leadership in Health Care and Nursing
    ● Ethics in Health Care
    ● Adult Health Clinical Practice and Intensive Care Nursing
    ● Patient Safety

    Clinical Interests

    Kathy Turner’s clinical interests and affiliations remain in the intensive care areas at Duke University Hospital to include the Neuroscience Center.