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Angie Hatley, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CNL

Associate Professor, Nursing
Presbyterian School of Nursing

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Dr. Angie Hatley is an Associate Professor at the Presbyterian School of Nursing, Blair College of Health, teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs. She has over eight years in higher education and has taught across programs, including general education. Dr. Hatley has served as the Chair of Graduate Studies in Nursing and is currently the MSN Track Coordinator for the MSN program.

Dr. Hatley is a 2014 Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate from Regis University. Her doctoral studies focused on transitions in nursing practice and completed her scholarly project on Nurse Preceptor Development and the Impact on the Self-Efficacy of Newly Hired Nurses. She has practiced as a clinical nurse, educator, and/or administrator since 2001, following graduation from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree and a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Education from Regis University in 2008. Following licensure as a Registered Nurse, Dr. Hatley served in various clinical and nursing leadership roles for more than 15 years with Atrium Health in Charlotte.

Dr. Hatley served as the director of policy, clinical practice, and nursing education at Atrium Health. While at Atrium, she was awarded the highest honor as a Pinnacle Finalist in 2014 for her dedication to caring for patients, commitment to excellence, integrity, and demonstration of nursing teamwork. She served on various teams to improve patient safety and quality at Atrium Health.

She has been awarded the 2016 Nursing Research People’s Choice Award at Atrium Health and two Touchstone Awards for the effectiveness of her programs around Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Patient Safety Surveillance. Additionally, in 2010 she was recognized as a Great 100 Nurse in North Carolina by positively impacting the image of nursing and nursing as a profession as a nurse educator with Atrium Health Cabarrus. In 2017, Dr. Hatley was awarded the Research and Scholarship Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Psi. Additionally, Dr. Hatley was named the 2018 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Researcher by the International Clinical Nurse Leader Association due to her research to improve patient outcomes through a focus on safety and quality outcomes and the implementation of evidence-based practice at the point of care.


D.N.P., Advanced Leadership in Health Care, Regis University
M.S., Nursing, Regis University
B.S.N., Nursing, University of North Carolina, Charlotte


Nurse Executive, Advanced Certification (NEA-BC®) | American Nurses Credentialing Center
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) | Commission on Nurse Certification