- 2013, M.S.N., Olivet Nazarene University
- 2010, B.S.N., Olivet Nazarene University
- 1993, A.D.N., Kankakee Community College
Professor Carter has been a member of Olivet's adjunct faculty since 2014. She has instructed courses in the RNBSN program including Community Healthcare and Global Healthcare. She has also worked as a facilitator for FNP students during their practicum rotations in the 1:6 program.
She currently has a full time practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Chattanooga, TN where she resides with her husband Tim. Her practice serves pediatric through geriatric patient populations and includes all aspects of primary care. Prior to her relocation to Tennessee she had a full time Family Practice in Kankakee, Illinois. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
As a registered nurse she worked most of her career in critical care and was CCRN certified for twenty years and a member of the American Academy of Critical Care Nurses. The majority of her critical care career was with Riverside Medical Center where she worked for 25 years. Education has always been a priority and she taught ACLS, BLS and critical care courses for Riverside Medical Center during these years. She also worked as a critical care nurse for South Suburban Hospital and Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, as well as numerous Chicagoland hospitals as a critical care agency nurse.
She worked as a cardiac nurse in home health care which opened her eyes to the patient's plight after hospital discharge and their need for repetitive education. She developed ongoing education for nursing staff and assisted in the continuous development of the cardiac rehab program.
While working for South Suburban Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Educator she coordinated and instructed orientation for newly hired nurses, as well as developing and teaching various clinical education programs. She further served as the hospitals BLS program coordinator and was a Regional Affiliate Faculty member for the American Heart Association.
She had some unique learning opportunities working in a neurosurgery clinic and as an office manager for Infectious Disease and Occupational Health.
She was married to her husband, Tim in 1984 and she has two married children, Alicia (Joel) and Brandon (Heather) and a beautiful granddaughter, Claire. She loves reading, boating, gardening and spending time with her family.
From the beginning of her career she has strived to be a patient and nursing advocate and she continues on this journey as a nursing instructor for Olivet Nazarene University.