Sheree C. Carter, PhD, RN, RN-BC
Dr. Carter began her career with a Diploma in Nursing in 1977 from Druid City Hospital’s School of Nursing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She earned her BSN from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1983 and her MSN/CNS in adult health with a concentration in orthopedics and rheumatology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1985. In 2014, she earned her PhD in Nursing Education from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Carter began her teaching career in 2010 at UAB in clinical trials management and clinical research methods. She later taught at UAH in the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist graduate program and undergraduate Mental Health & Illness, Health Assessment, and Professional Nursing Development. Currently at UA, teaching responsibilities include Mental Health Nursing and Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice.
Her research interests focus in the areas of education, benchmarking the roles undertaken by rheumatology nurses, patient outcomes, as well as research ethics, and education and training of rheumatology nurses and research nurse coordinators/managers. Her publications have centered in the development and education of nurse coordinators/managers of clinical trials and roles of the rheumatology nurse. She is a charter member of the Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS) and served as Conference Director for six years, president for two years, and was the first recipient of RNS Research Initiatives Award. She is lead editor and a chapter author for the Core Curriculum for Rheumatology Nursing, serveson the Editorial Advisory Board for Value-Based Care in Rheumatology, and on the Editorial Board for Rheumatology Nurse Practice Newsletter.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Additionally she supports, by memberships and activities, the RNS, the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, the North American region of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses, the National League for Nursing, and the American Nurses Association. It is her belief the opportunity is upon rheumatology nurses to accept the responsibility to create standards of practice leading to a standardized certification and to foster and participate in rheumatology nursing research internationally to illuminate the integral role of the rheumatology nurse.