Carol Durham

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Professor and Director of Education Innovation Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing


Carol Durham is known as a leader in the fields of Healthcare Quality and Safety, nursing education, interprofessional education, and medical simulation. Dr. Durham was inducted as a Fellow of the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education in 2009 and inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2013. Dr. Durham is a professor and Director of the Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE) for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.

She is also a past president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and the Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Alpha Chapter. Also, serving on the board of directors for the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare. Durham is an internationally recognized expert in simulation for quality improvement, education, and assessment with simulation methodologies. Durham has been a member of the RWJFs Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project since 2005, when she developed simulation-based educational activities to reflect cutting-edge pedagogy.