Carol Klamser, DNP, FNP-BC
Dr. Klamser's nursing career began over 37 years ago. She received her Associate of Science Degree (AS) in nursing in 1976 from Ventura College in Ventura, California. In 1981, she attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from California State University, Los Angeles, with the Critical Care option. In 1984, Dr. Klamser received a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), in the Education track from California State University, Los Angeles. She then went on to attain a post-master's certificate as a family nurse practitioner and received a physician assistant license through the joint program offered at the University of California, Davis in 1990. Her love and passion for the field of forensics brought her to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in the Forensics track in 2008.
Dr. Klamser has been involved in teaching since the mid 1980s. She taught in the BSN, MSN and Nurse Practitioner programs at California State University, Dominguez Hills. After moving to Homer, Alaska in 2002, she joined outreach faculty and has been a tenured Associate Professor in the Associate Degree program since 2010 for the College of Health at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Dr. Klamser has maintained her professional career as a practicing family nurse practitioner in Homer at the Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic. She has served in many leadership roles, and continues to be involved in the clinical, educational, and consulting areas of forensics since 1985. She offers consulting on forensics and medical issues to various attorneys in Alaska. She has served on the Forensic Nurse Certification Board, and currently is part of the Education Task Force Committee for the International Association of Forensic Nurses, developing educational guidelines for forensic examiners, to be released in October 2013. She currently serves on the State of Alaska Maternal, Infant, and Child Death Review Committee. Dr. Klamser has presented on domestic violence and other forensic issues at several International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assemblies.