Education – RN Diploma – Lancaster General Hospital
BSN – Chamberlain College
MSN - South University
PhD. in Nursing Science – University of Missouri – Kansas City
Bio – Dr. Carolyn Hart received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. During her dissertation, she developed an instrument of measurement known as the “Persistence Scale for Online Education.” This research has enabled her to have unique insight into the online student experience.
Dr. Hart has developed and implemented several new degree programs for Wilson College. These programs include online RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN, a campus-based pre-licensure BSN program, and an undergraduate major in Health Sciences. She has been active in recruiting, advising, and teaching and she continues to explore new areas of expansion for the Wilson Nursing Program including the new agreement with Widener University that allows Wilson graduates to pursue advanced degrees.
Dr. Hart was one of sixteen international nurses invited to attend the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA). The purpose of the NFLA is to foster academic career success, promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction, promulgate personal leadership development, and cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academia. She is currently involved in the Emerging Education Administrators Institute and was one of only 6 nurses selected to participate.
Dr. Hart has been the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)/National League of Nursing Education Grant, the Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, and the Weidman Excellence in Nursing Award. She is currently serving as the STTI North America Region 9 Chapter Coordinator.
Dr. Hart is very passionate about nursing education. She believes in encouraging nurses to act, grow, and develop their talents to their fullest potential. In addition to nursing skills, Dr. Hart encourages her students to be conscious of providing holistic care which includes compassion for and the education of patients and families.