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College of Nursing


Faculty and Staff

Carolyn Harmon, DNP, RN-BC

Title: Director, MSN Nursing Administration Program and Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
E-mail: harmoncs@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: (803) 777-9160
Fax: 803-777-9268
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Background

Dr. Harmon received her DNP in Executive Leadership with a nursing informatics research focus from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2014), Masters in Nursing with a Health Systems Management specialty from Queens University of Charlotte (2003), and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Bluefield State College (1995). She began her nursing career after receiving her Associate of Science Degree from Bluefield State College in 1993. In addition, Dr. Harmon is a Board Certified Informatics Nurse as well as a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. 

Teaching

Dr. Harmon has developed and taught RN-BSN and graduate-level courses in informatics and leadership. She also has experience teaching pre-licensed courses such as advanced medical-surgical, mental health, and nursing leadership/capstone courses. Additionally, Dr. Harmon has taught general education health and wellness courses as well as interprofessional computer and data analysis courses. 

Research (Concept Areas)

Nurses’ Perception of the Electronic Health Record 

Dr. Harmon’s research focused on a five-year study of nurses’ perception of the electronic health record (EHR) as they transitioned from paper documentation to an EHR. 

Dissemination 

Dr. Harmon disseminated her nursing informatics research through peer-reviewed journal publication as well as local, regional, and national conference presentations. 

Professional Service

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
           - Mu Psi-At-Large chapter, member since 2003
           - Nu chapter, member since 2014
                   - Chair of Leadership Succession Committee, 2010 to 2012
                   - Mu Psi-At-Large chapter Scholarship, 2003
  • American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA), member since 2010
           - Conference Planning Committee, 2011 to 2013
  • American Nurses Association, member
  • South Carolina American Nurses Association, member
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society, member since 2013
  • South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA), member 2014-2015
  • Informatics Nursing Board Certification Exam Item Writer, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2011 

Professional Practice 

Dr. Harmon has practiced in hospital administration, quality management, informatics, clinical transformation, nursing education, and case management. Her clinical experience includes: cardiovascular recovery, emergency nursing, and ambulatory care. 

Publications (selected) 

Harmon, C. S., Fogle, M., & Roussel, L. (2015, Spring). Then and now: Nurses’ perception of the electronic health record. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 19(1). Retrieved from http://www.himss.org/ojni.

Harmon, C. S.  (2015, March 1). Nursing Informatics Jobs – Have you considered a Career in Informatics Nursing? The Nerdy Nurse. Retrieved from: http://thenerdynurse.com/2015/03/nursing-informatics-jobs-have-you-considered-a-career-in-informatics-nursing.html. 

Dissemination, Presentations, and Workshops (selected) 

Harmon, C. S. (2014, March 29). Then and now: Nurses’ perception of the electronic health record. American Nurses Informatics Association National Conference, Las Vega, NV. 

Harmon, C. S. (2013, April). Nurses’ perception of the electronic health record (Doctor of Nursing Practice Intensive presentation). University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Harmon, C. S., & Harrell, S. (2012, September 12). Post-implementation change management within a diverse health care network. Workshop presented at the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. Conference and Exhibition, Greensboro, NC.

Harmon, C. S. (2011, May 11-14). Factors affecting acute-care nurses’ perception of the electronic health record. American Nurses Informatics Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Harmon, C. S. (2010, May 13-14). Factors affecting acute-care nurses’ perception of the electronic health record. North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders, Charlotte, NC.

Harmon, C. S. (2010, April 23). Factors affecting acute-care nurses’ perception of the electronic health record. Sigma Theta Tau Conference, Gastonia, NC.

Harmon, C. S. (2010, April 16-17). Factors affecting acute-care nurses’ perception of the electronic health record. Sigma Theta Tau Conference, Roanoke, VA.