By Laura Lesley
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumna Carolyn Harmon, DNP, RN-BC, is the 2019 president of the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA), which consists of more than 3,200 nurses and other healthcare professionals in informatics practice throughout the nation.
Prior to becoming the organization’s president, Harmon served on its national board as president-elect and education director. In these roles, she established ANIA’s education committee, chaired its 2019 conference planning committee, directed its blinded speaker selection process, assisted in curriculum development for its informatics certification review course, coordinated nationally broadcasted webinars and facilitated its scholarship awards.
Harmon is the inaugural program chair for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Carolinas College of Health Sciences in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is experienced in developing curriculum for nursing informatics programs and holds a board certification in informatics nursing. Harmon is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, fellow in the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Program and 2018 recipient of the South Carolina Palmetto Gold Award.
Harmon recently authored a chapter in the Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals on business continuity and has also authored numerous articles in the Journal of Informatics Nursing, Nurse Leader and the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.
Harmon earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a focus in executive leadership in 2014 from the UAB School of Nursing.