Carol Gawrys, RN, DNP
Carol Gawrys DNP, MSN, RN is Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Human Services, Department of Nursing, Salem State University, Salem ,MA. Carol has her DNP from MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA and an MSN from Salem State College, Salem, MA. She holds faculty positions both at Salem State University Department of Nursing and MGH Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing and has extensive background in quality measurement in care re-design, direct patient care as well as executive leadership roles in certified home care, private home care and in post acute transition planning. As Director of Clinical Services for a successful start up private home care, with a goal of community elders aging in place, developed and implemented educational programs for direct care givers as well as individual plans of care and educational materials for patients and families, engaging them to be active participants in the navigation of the health care continuum. Most recently I have completed an exploratory study utilizing OASIS data to determine risk for re-hospitalization of home care patients. Active participation in professional advisory boards is testament to my passion for nursing and the delivery of safe, effective patient centered care in the community. As a result of my experiences I have demonstrated a record of successful and progressive leadership in the area of community and public health. My expertise and experience have prepared me to participate in a trans-disciplinary, research and innovation group at Center for Connected Health, to explore innovative technological solutions to address healthcare delivery challenges faced by an aging population.