Dennis Absher Taylor

Dennis Absher Taylor
Dennis A. Taylor, M.Ed., MBA, MSN, DNP, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, FCCM Assistant Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System.


Dr. Dennis Taylor has over thirty-five years of healthcare education, patient care, consulting and administration experience. He continues his clinical practice and research interests with the Department of Trauma Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Taylor also works in the Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Service Line and in the Department of Emergency Medicine with the MED-1 Mobile Hospital team. Dr. Taylor holds graduate degrees in Adult Education, Business Administration and nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. He completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of South Carolina and served as the Director of Research and Evidence Based Practice for the Carolinas HealthCare System. Dennis also served as Assistant Vice President for System Nursing for the Carolinas Healthcare System before he was asked to lead a new initiative and build, staff and coordinate the activities of the CHS Center for Advanced Practice (CAP). The Center is home to the world?s largest post-graduate Advanced Clinical Practitioner Fellowship program with 70 participants in 24 primary and specialty care areas. Serving as the AVP of the Center for Advanced Practice for the healthcare system, Dr. Taylor represents over 1,700 ACPs across three states. Dr. Taylor is the current Chair of the North Carolina Commission for Advanced Practice Nursing which represents over 10,000 advanced practice registered nurses across North Carolina. He recently edited a textbook entitled ?Interventional Critical Care? published by Springer International. He has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited speaker at local, state, national and international nursing conferences.

Research Interest

Trauma, Surgery, Nursing