Dr. Carter-Templeton received her Ph.D. in nursing from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Her doctoral preparation included directed studies in the areas of decision support systems, healthcare theory, program evaluation, case study, and focus group methodology. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in nursing informatics.
Dr. Carter-Templeton has worked in a variety of patient care settings, including medical-surgical, critical care, post-op anesthesia, and management. Currently she teaches Nursing Informatics at the graduate level.
Dr. Carter-Templeton has published and presented nationally and internationally related to her research interest areas of informatics, information literacy, and evidence-based practice. She is currently conducting research in the areas of information literacy and healthcare information technology.
In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Carter-Templeton is involved in a number of professional organizations including the Southern Nursing Research Society, American Nursing Informatics Association, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, and Sigma Theta Tau. She is also the Editor of the ANI Connections section of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing journal.