American Health Council’s Honors Charles Tucker DNP, MSN, RN, CNE as “Best in Nursing”

Hauppauge, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Jan. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Health Council honors accomplished clinician and Associate Professor of Nursing Charles Tucker DNP, MSN, RN, CNE as one of America’s “Best in Nursing.” Dr. Tucker will be bringing his expertise in Teaching, Medical/Surgery, and Pediatric to the Nursing Board. With almost three decades in the healthcare industry, 14 of which were in academia, Dr. Tucker boasts a record of excellent patient care and a commitment to continuous nursing education. The American Health Council Board of Nurses acknowledges Dr. Tucker’s passion for teaching and diligence as an educator.

Upon a recommendation from a family member, Dr. Tucker took an EMT class where his interest in healthcare first materialized. Throughout such scholastic experiences, Dr. Tucker realized he liked helping others and decided to pursue a nursing career which would allow him to do so. He began his career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Western Carolina University. Intent on furthering his nursing education and further develop his knowledge base, Dr. Tucker earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and subsequently a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2013 from Gardner Webb University. He also gained his certification as a Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League for Nursing. After some years as a bedside practicing clinician, Dr. Tucker transitioned into an academic role where he can generate new scientific nursing knowledge and train the next generation of nurses. He is presently an Associate Professor of Nursing and Simulation/Lab/Clinical Coordinator at Mars Hill University, where he has been for the past two years.

In addition to his responsibilities as Clinical Coordinator, Dr. Tucker teaches medical/surgical classes, assists in the skills labs, and coordinates simulation experiences.  He champions the mission of engaged, rigorous education rooted in Christian faith that defines Mars Hill University as an organization. In 1999, Dr. Tucker was named among the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina for his commitment to compassionate and trusting patient care. Additionally, he is professionally associated with the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), as well as the North Carolina Nurses Association. Dr. Tucker is especially fulfilled by his teaching work. He takes distinct pleasure in the success of his students and mentees.

Dr. Tucker has enjoyed increasing success throughout his career which he attributes to the support of his family. Within the next five years, he hopes to continue growing as in academia. Dr. Tucker enjoys fishing and reading in his leisure. A testament to his passion for helping others, Dr. Tucker donates his time and resources to the Christ United Methodist Church. The American Health Council Board of Nurses commends Dr. Tucker for his exceptional professional dedication and welcomes him to its network of healthcare professionals.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at:

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-631-617-6590