Carolyn Jaramillo Montoya, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN, FAANP, clinician educator - professor, is the associate dean for clinical affairs at The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing. Montoya served as president of the New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council, where she worked to achieve successful passage of legislation resulting in full prescriptive authority and independent practice for nurse practitioners in New Mexico. She has also served as president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners, advocating for full-scope practice for all states, and president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, where she advocated for improving the health of children and families.
In 2014, Montoya was selected as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and received the Western Institute of Nursing Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher for her study, "Children's Self-Perceptions of Weight in a Rural Hispanic Community". She was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nurses in October 2016 and continues to be involved in child health care policy and policy issues related to scope of practice for advanced practice nursing. She is currently serving as a member of the US Health and Human Services Rural Health Advisory Committee. She received a 2-year Health and Human Services, Advanced Nursing Education Workforce grant in July 2017 to develop academic-practice partnerships to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nurses to practice in rural and underserved settings.
Montoya received her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree from UNM as a fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative., her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Yale University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UNM.