Caroline McKinnon

Assistant Professor

Caroline McKinnon

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

Bio

Following decades of work in mental health nursing settings, I shifted to nursing education with a focus on teaching and researching in the areas of psychiatric/mental health nursing. Expertise in advanced practice child mental health care supports my academic interests.

  • (706) 721-6779
  • EC 4338

Education

  • Ph.D., Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Medical College of Georgia, 2013

  • MSN, Family Practice Nurse/Nursing University of Virginia, 2002

  • BSN, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Boston College, 1986

Certifications

  • CNS/PMH-Child & Adolescent American Nurses Credentialing Center , 2004

  • Advanced Practice RN South Carolina Board of Nursing , 2014

  • RNL GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2006

  • Advanced Practice- CNS/PMH Georgia Board of Nursing, 2006

  • RN GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2006

  • Family Nurse Practitioner American Nurse Credentialing Center , 2003

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Education/Teaching Pedagogy Poster Award: 1st Place International Society of Psych-Mental Health Nurses, 2017

  • Excellence in Mentorship Award Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Omicron Chapter, 2017

  • Invited Member Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 2014

  • Invited Member Golden Key International Honor Society , 2013

  • Research Grant Sigma Theta Tau Beta Omicron Chapter , 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 9051

    DNP Project Inquiry & Change
  • NURS 4800

    Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS 7470

    Adv Health Assessment
  • NURS 7251

    Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • NURS 7100

    Integr Healthcare: Popul Healt
  • NURS 7550

    Leadership
  • NURS 7983

    DNP Pract Improvement Project
  • NURS 7300

    Integrated Healthcare MH

Teaching Interests

Psychiatric nursing

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Substance Use and Abuse, 2012
    Book, Chapter in Textbook-New
  • Eye on Washington: New recommendations on screening and treatment for major depressive disorders in children and adolescents, 2009
    Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper
  • Technology and rural mental health., 2003
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Parental involvement in child mental health services; substance use education for nursing students

College Service

  • CON Information Technology Advisory Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CON Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CON Center for Nursing Research Travel Award Committe 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CON DNP Program Admissions Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CON Ad Hoc Academic Writing Task Force 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • University Senate Academic Policy Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Senate Community Service Committee 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Western Journal of Nursing Research 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • ISPN Foundation 2014 - Present

    Role: Officer, Secretary
  • Perspectives in Psychiatric Care 2013 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • ISPN Marketing & Development Committee 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair

Public Service

  • Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Gold Award Committee 2010 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Lakeside High School Senior Project 2011 - 2015

    Role: Reviewer