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Program Director


Dr. Rachel Carlton
Assistant Professor, Program Director
Joined Cumberland University: 2010
Cumberland University Online and Professional Studies
(615) 547-1271



Dr. Rachel Carlton joined Cumberland University as an Assistant Professor of Nursing in 2010. Currently, she serves as the program director for online nursing programs. She enjoys teaching in the online environment and helping nursing students to advance their careers.

Prior to joining Cumberland University, Dr. Carlton was a professor of Nursing in both the Graduate and Undergraduate nursing programs for a major University in the Western United States, and a major University in the Northeastern United States. Dr. Carlton is also a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and practices in the Nashville, TN area. She also holds a Post-Doctorate Certificate in International Health for Health Professions and enjoys leading students on Medical Mission Trips to expand their knowledge and experience in global healthcare.

Areas of Expertise
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice
Advanced Practice Nursing

Academic Background

AS, University Parallel Associate of Science
Volunteer State Community College

BSN., Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Cumberland University

MSN, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
Vanderbilt University

DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Arizona State University

Post-Doctorate Certificate, International Health for Health Professions
Arizona State University