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Carolyn Hart, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Carolyn Hart, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Dean of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing

  • Ph.D., Nursing Science, University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • MSN Nursing Education, South University
  • BSN, Chamberlain School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nursing Diploma, Lancaster General School of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

Hart, C. (2021). Lessons Learned from a Leadership Journey. Opening speaker at Session 2: Nurse Leaders Virtual Summit, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Hart, C. & Bell, P. (2021). Advanced Practice Nursing Roles: Exploring Opportunities for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders. Wolters Kluwer.

Vitello, J. & Hart, C. (2020). Feasibility, Sustainability, and the PhD Pipeline. Podium presentation at the 2020 AACN Doctoral Conference, Naples, Florida.

Hart, C., Bell, P., & Dzurec, L. C. (2017). Creating a Governance Structure Consistent with the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation Standards. Poster presentation: Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Cleeter, D., Gary, J., Slater, L., Hart, C., Michael, J. Patterson, B. (2017, July). Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy: Sustainable advancements in nursing education. Presentation at 28th International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

Cleeter, D., Dzurec, L., Sherwood, G., Gary, J., Hart, C., Palazzo, S. J. (2015, July). Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy: Mentored Leadership Development in Three Domains. Presentation at 26th International Nursing Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Webinar Presentation (March, 2015). Sigma Theta Tau International and Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellent in Nursing Education – – Innovative Curricular Models.

Hart, C., & Embree, J. L, (2014). Transforming nursing education through leadership development of novice faculty: The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. Presented at the 2014 Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hart, C. Advancing education: Development of dual enrollment programs at the graduate level. In Strengthening Nursing Practice Annual Conference. Symposium conducted by the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Center, Hartford, Connecticut.

Hart, C. (2014). Development of a persistence scale for online education in Nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives, March/April, 150-156. doi:10.5480/12-993.1

Ward-Smith, P., Schmer, C., Peterson, J., & Hart, C. (2013). Persistence among graduate nursing students enrolled in an online course. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3 (9), 48-52. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v3n9p48

Billings, D. M., & Hart, C. (2012). Choosing and using advisors, mentors, and coaches. Webinar presented for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and New Jersey Nursing Initiative’s Faculty Preparation Program.

Hart, C. (2012). Technology and nursing education: Building your online toolkit. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 43(10), 441-442.

Hart, C. (2012). Technology and nursing education: An online toolkit for educators. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 43(9), 393-394. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20120822-04

Hart, C. (2012). Factors associated with student persistence in an online program of study: A review of the literature. The Journal of Interactive Online Learning, March 2012