Quinnipiac University
Carolyn E. Bradley

Associate Professor of Nursing

Director, Upper Division Nursing

Carolyn Bradley is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Quinnipiac University. She teaches in the DNP program, and the junior and senior levels of the BSN program. Carolyn joins Quinnipiac with experience from academia, professional development, leadership, and clinical practice with over 26 years in adult critical care nursing. She is certified as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Carolyn also holds a position as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist in the Heart and Vascular Center at Yale New Haven Hospital, focusing on critical care and quality improvement.

Carolyn’s areas of scholarly interest are interprofessional communication in the intensive care unit, and family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Carolyn’s work is disseminated on the local, regional, and national levels. She was presented with a national Research Poster Award from AACN for her original, grant-funded research entitled: The Perceptions of Adult Hospitalized Patients on Family Presence during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Carolyn is the recipient of the Nightingale Award in Nursing, the Donna Diers' Speaking of Nursing Award, and the Marge Funk Nursing Research Award. She is published in the American Journal of Critical Care, Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, and American Nurse Today. She is also the author of a textbook chapter on cardiovascular assessment. Carolyn enjoys volunteer work with AACN as a CCRN Ambassador and Peer Manuscript Reviewer for Critical Care Nurse.


Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor of Nursing

Hamden, CT

2022 - Present

University of New England

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Portland, Maine

2013 - 2015

Yale New Haven Hospital

Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Heart and Vascular Center

New Haven, CT

2010 - Present

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Improving the Quality of Interdisciplinary Communication through Bedside Rounds on a Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Bradley, C.

Connecticut Research Alliance, 26th Annual Evidence Based Practice Conference, Hartford, CT

Peer Reviewed Poster

Improving Resuscitation Team Performance through Defining Intensive Care Unit Nurse Roles and Responsibilities.

DeVaux, L., Sowell, B., Hilliard, A., Cutillo, R., Carbone, J., Sigovitch, K., & Bradley, C.

Connecticut Research Alliance, 26th Annual Evidence Based Practice Conference, Hartford, CT

Professional Designation