Laura Magennis, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC

School of Nursing
Clinical Assistant Professor/ Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships
CHHS 445


Dr. Magennis earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a focus on interprofessional education.  Her nursing experience includes maternal-child nursing (NICU, Labor & Delivery, mother-baby), as well as nursing professional development.  She was a Maternal-Child Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for many years at CaroMont Health prior to working at the Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC).  With a passion for the profession of nursing and for life-long learning, Dr. Magennis was led to the role of Clinical Liaison & Placement Coordinator at UNC-Charlotte’s School of Nursing.  

In 1999, Dr. Magennis was the recipient of the NC Great 100 award.  She is also a 2014 graduate of the North Carolina Nurses Association’s Leadership Academy and currently serves as the Southwest Regional Engagement Coordinator for the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA).   In addition to NCNA, Dr. Magennis is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Association for Nursing Professional Development, and the Gamma Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2019
  • MS Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Area of specialization: Maternal Child Clinical Nurse Specialist), 1999
  • BS Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1991


  • Nursing Professional Development, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • In-Patient Obstetrics, National Certification Corporation


Research Interest

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Maternal-Child Nursing Care

Awards & Honors

  • North Carolina Nurses Association’s Leadership Academy, 2014
  • Great 100 Registered Nurses in North Carolina, 1999

Community Involvement

  • Centralina Consortium for Clinical Education and Practice, 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Health Department’s Community Action Team for the Increasing Community Outcomes for Maternal Child Health, 2016-2019
  • Mission Trip to Honduras to work with orphanages, 2016
  • NC Great 100 Board Member (Scholarship Chair/Co-Chair), 2006-2013