Assistant Professor of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice; Master of Business Administration
Carmen has a wide variety of nursing experience with both adults and children. She has worked in hospital-based care, outpatient clinics and home care. She has taken care of patients in intensive care and emergency rooms, in offices and sick daycares. Carmen gas been an RN for 27 years, a pediatric nurse practitioner for almost 20 years and has been teaching at the collegiate level for the last 11 years. She continues to teach and maintain a pediatric office practice.
I believe that nurses must be life-long learners. In health care fields the science and technology is always changing and expanding, therefore, as providers we must endeavor to keep up with the changing knowledge base. I see my role as a teacher as one of cultivating a life-long curiosity for learning. I endeavor to help students develop their critical thinking skills so that they can become the problem-solvers of the future. I hope that students will develop a curiosity for discovering the next steps and choose to pursue new learning opportunities. Ask the question – together we will find the answer.
CLARKE'S IMPACT ON CARMEN
I enjoy the enthusiasm of Clarke students. It’s infectious!
CARMEN'S IMPACT ON STUDENTS
I am building colleagues; the next generation of nursing leaders.
Movie – Usually a comedy or action flick.
Book –Whichever one I’m currently reading.
Quote – “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” - Dr. Seuss
Class in college – A photography class was my favorite undergraduate course.
Place traveled - I have traveled many places, Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Hawaii and most of the United States.
Hobby – I enjoy knitting, crocheting, reading, and travelling.