Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
1520 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-4027
Main Phone: 404.712.2394
Carolyn Clevenger is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner currently serving as a Special Fellow in Advanced Geriatrics at the VA Medical Center. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing where she has been on faculty since 2003. Clevenger received her BSN (2000) from West Virginia University, her MSN (2002) from Emory University and her DNP (2007) from Medical College of Georgia. She has worked in the area of contractures in long-term care, home-based primary care of older adults and Alzheimer's disease. Her current clinical research focuses on elderly persons with dementia who access acute care at the point of the emergency department.
Clevenger is President-Elect of the Georgia chapter of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) and served on the planning committee for the chapter's Continuing Education day. She has served as Secretary of the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau for the past 2 years.
Clevenger's educational expertise lies in geriatrics and technology in education. In 2008, she submitted a grant to the HRSA-funded TIP-NEP (technology integration program for nursing education and practice) project and served as team leader for Emory's School of Nursing. Since that time, the team has been providing bi-annual education and training to nursing faculty in the use of online course management systems, assessment technology, and personal response systems.