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Carole A. McKenzie, PhD, MSN, NM, RN

Carole A. McKenzie, PhD, MSN, NM, RN is Department Chair, Associate Professor of Nursing. She has over 40 years of clinical nursing experience and over 30 years of teaching, administration and research experience. Dr. McKenzie received her PhD in Allied Health Teacher Education and Administrative Leadership from TAMU College Station with a certificate in Health Care Administration from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She received her Master's degree in Maternal Newborn Nursing with a Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from Yale University and her BS in Nursing with a Psych/Soc minor from Texas Woman's University in Denton/Houston. 

She also received a certificate in Health Care Delivery Improvement from Inter-Mountain Health Care in Salt Lake City. She is certified in Nurse-Midwifery from the American College of Nurse-Midwives and is currently registered as a nurse in Texas and Oklahoma. She is certified in Bio-Touch Therapy and as a doula and Resolve Through Sharing Counselor/Coordinator. She has been certified in Childbirth Education and Sexual Counseling. 

Dr McKenzie has been Visiting Professor at The University of Texas at Tyler and Professor and Chair, Division of Nursing, Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Enid an Woodward, Oklahoma. She has experience in research, administrative and teaching in Houston, South Carolina, Hawaii, and Maryland. Dr McKenzie's research has been conductive in reflective practice; using simulation to develop reflective judgment, the efficacy of Bio-Touch; changing the culture of under-graduate research; bed side computerized documentation and role models for BSN nursing students. She is widely published and speaks regionally, nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. One of her most recent presentations was a symposium with her students on their Bio-Touch research at Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress in Brisbane, Australia.

Some of Dr McKenzie's accomplishments(other than her family) are as follows: 

  • Woman of the Year, AAUW
  • Outstanding Faculty Award Nominations
  • Outstanding Young Woman of America
  • Re-designed and re-vitalized  a failing nursing program to success, successful accreditation, and 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate
  • Re-designed family centered and mother-baby care in several clinical settings
  • Charter member of Texas Woman's University Beta, Beta, Sigma Theta Tau chapter
  • Key Chapter award, Iota Nu, Sigma Theta Tau International 
  • Founding Editor, Health Care for Women International
  • Founder, Lindale High School Speech and Debate Club