Carolyn McClerking, ,ACNP-BCThe University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa DNP
Carolyn McClerking is a US Army reserve veteran whose military career spanned a total of 20 years. In that time she served as both a Chemical Officer and Public Affairs Officer. Ms. McClerking obtained her Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing in 1995 from Mississippi University for Women (MUW) in Columbus, MS. She also holds a BS in Broadcast Journalism from MUW. She subsequently obtained her Master of Science and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) certification from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI in 1999. Ms. McClerking has 19 years of experience in the nursing field, including general surgery, oncology, hematology and most recently bone marrow transplant. She is presently an ACNP in the area of Blood and Marrow Transplant at the Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, OH. In addition, she has a dual role as the Specialty Director for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP program at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Ms. McClerking is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Alabama and has a research interest in the area of cardiovascular disease in minorities. She is also interested in evaluating the local and national media’s role in influencing dietary health modifications to improve cardiovascular health. She plans to focus her scholarly project on the impact of dietary modifications on the cardiovascular health of African American women veterans.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veteran Healthcare – Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in African American Women Veterans
Dissertation: The impact of dietary modifications on the cardiovascular health of African American women