faculty profile

Clint Leonard   MSN, AGACNP-BC



Leonard specializes in critical care and patients with burn injury. He has worked to improve pre-hospital care of burn patients, developing and teaching burn courses for first responders, including United States Army medics and firefighters at the National Fire Academy of Guatemala. His current research interests include using virtual reality for pain control during wound care and developing peer mentorship programs for burn survivors. Leonard teaches in the PreSpecialty program.


  • MSN, Vanderbilt University, 2014
  • BSN, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), 2009


  • Adult Gerontologic Acute Care
  • Advanced Burn Life Support (Instructor)

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Virtual Reality for Analgesia During Burn Care
  • Novel Techniques and Technology in Burn Reconstructive Surgery
  • Firefighter Safety Practices and and Risk Factors for Line-of-Duty Injury and Death

Academic Interests

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Human Experience of Health and Illness
  • Nursing Ethics

Representative Publications


Leonard, C.D.; Kahn, S.K.; Summitt, B. "Full Thickness Burn Resulting from Do-It-Yourself Cryolipolysis: A Case Study" (J Wound Care. 2016 Apr;25 Suppl 4:S30-3), Apr 2016

Carter, N. H.; Leonard, C.D.; Rae, L. "Assessment of Outreach by a Regional Burn Center: Could Referral Criteria Revision Help with Utilization of Resources?" (Journal of Burn Care and Research 2018 Volume 39, Issue 2, 20 February 2018, Pages 245-251), Feb 2018

Representative Presentations

Nov 2016. Bennet, C.; Leonard, C. "Management of Patients Burned While Smoking on Oxygen: Intubation Rates, Outcomes, and Associated Factors" Presented at Southern Region Burn Conference (1st Prize Winner), Atlanta, GA.

Nov 2017. Leonard, C., Kapu, A., Kleinpell, R. "Choosing Wisely: Targeting Stakeholders to Reduce Phlebotomy in a Burn ICU" Presented at Southern Region Burn Conference, Miami, FL

Apr 2018. Bright, A.C.; Leonard, C.D.; Lintner, A.C.; Kahn, S.A.; "The Sandwich Technique: Cadaveric Allograft Overlay for Split Thickness Skin Grafting of Posterior Trunk Burns" American Burn Association National Conference, Chicago, IL

Apr 2018. Lintner, A.C.; Brennan, P.; Purvis, M.V.; Scott, V.; McGinn, K.; Leonard, C.D.; Kahn, S.A.; "Oral Administration of Injectable Ketamine During Burn Wound Dressing Changes" American Burn Association National Conference, Chicago, IL

Professional Organizations

  • American Burn Association