Quinnipiac University
Carolyn E. Bradley

Associate Professor of Nursing

Director of Graduate Online Nursing Programs

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Carolyn Bradley is an Associate Professor of Nursing and the Director, Online Graduate Programs at Quinnipiac University. She teaches in the DNP program, and senior level of the BSN program. Carolyn joins Quinnipiac with experience from academia, professional development, leadership, and clinical practice with over 28 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 Peer Manuscript Reviewer for Critical Care Nurse.


  • BS, Hartwick College
  • MSN, St. Joseph's College
  • DNP, Loyola University

Areas of Expertise

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Leadership
  • Quality Improvement


  • Nursing

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 470M

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


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

Conference Presentation

Barrere, C., & Bradley, C.

American Holistic Nursing Association Conference , Rochester, Minnestoa, Professional Organization (2024)

Conference Presentation

Leadership Strategies to Improve Hand Hygiene Performance

Willmott, I., & Bradley, C.

16th annual Janet Parkosewich YSN/YNHHS Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Orange, CT, Yale New Haven Health & Yale University (2024)

Conference Presentation

Trauma-Informed Leadership Strategies to Improve Undergraduate Nursing Student Engagement and Wellbeing

Bradley, C. & Traister, T.

Innovate to Elevate, Orlando, FL, Wolters Kluwer - Nurse Tim (2024)

Conference Presentation

Improving the quality of interdisciplinary communication through bedside rounds on an intensive care unit

Bradley, C.

Collaboration Across Border VIII: Hope and Trust in Health and Social Care, Toronto, Canada (2023)

Conference Presentation

Improving NCLEX Success through Innovative Remediation and Review Strategies, A Pilot Project

Bradley, C. & Rizzo, E.

AACN's Transform 2023 Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2023)

Conference Presentation

Integrating Holistic Patient-and Family-Centered Care into Senior BSN Student Emergency Management Education

Bradley, C.

AACN's Transform 2023 Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2023)

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 (2022)

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 (2022)

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