Doug Turner

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Dr. Douglas Turner holds a PhD in International Health with a focus in Education from Touro University International, a DNP with a focus in Healthcare Systems Leadership from Chamberlain University, a MSN with a focus in nurse anesthesia from University of North Carolina Greensboro, a MSN with a focus in Critical Care from University of Virginia, and two undergraduate degrees in Nursing. He also completed a nurse anesthesia residency program at Wake Forest University Medical Center. He is a Certified Nurse Educator and a board certified Nurse Executive-Advanced.

Dr. Turner's practice background includes adult health, psychiatric, critical care, and anesthesia. His teaching experiences have ranged from community college to a tenured professor. He has also held positions as a coordinator, chair, director, and dean of nursing in both public and private universities.


PhD, Touro University International

DNP, Chamberlain University

MSN, University of Virginia

MSN, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Residency Program Certificate, Wake Forest University Medical Center

BSN, University of the State of New York at Albany

AAS, Wytheville Community College

Public Service

Carrington College Las Vegas Nursing Advisory Board, Board Member - Las Vegas

Davenport Univesrity Health Information Management Program Advisory Board, Board Member - Davenport

Elsevier National Testing and Research Advisory Board, Board Member - Houston

Outreach Alliance for Babies, Inc. Advisory Board, Board Member - Winston-Salem

University of St. Augustine/Professional Advisory Board, Board Member - St. Augustine

American Heart Association Relay for Life, Chair - Wilmington

Cape Fear Community College Nursing Advisory Committee, Committee Member - Wilmington

Cape Fear Extension Education Advisory Committee, Committee Member - Wilmington

Awards / Honors

Team Player Award, Chamberlain University, 2013

Faculty of the Year, Kaplan University, 2009


Turner, D. M. (2021). Using If-Then Rubrics to Improve Student Writing Skills. Nurse Educator

Turner, D. M. (2019). Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Evaluate Clinical Skills in Prelicensure Nursing Students. Nursing Education Perspectives

Turner, D. (2015). The effectiveness of text messaging intervention programs on smoker cessation success in adolescents aged 12-18 years old: A systematic review of quantitative evidence.

Turner, D. M. (1995). Right Ventricular Myocardial Infarction: Detection, Treatment, & Nursing Implications. Critical Care Nurse


Turner, D. M. (2017). Improving Inter-Rater Reliability in Nursing Education.

Turner, D. M. (2015). Strategies to overcome barriers to evidence-based practice: What nurse leaders need to know.

Turner, D. (2012). The use of Blackboard peer review to improve student writing skills.

Turner, D. (2009). Formalizing the socialization process: The transition from student to nurse.

Turner, D. (2009). The concepts of learning: Teaching students how to think.