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Dawn L Carpenter DNP, ACNP-BC

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMD/PhD Program

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Nursing
    DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing

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    Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA, United StatesBSNursing
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United StatesMSAdult Critical Care
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United StatesRN
    University of Massachusetts Medical School , Worcester, MADNP2010
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    2016 - 2017UMMS Campus Recipient of “29 Who Shine Award.”, Massachusetts State House
    2014 - 2015Distinguished Faculty Award - Master’s Program, , Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts
    2013 - 2014GSN Class Gift Award “The First Advanced Critical Care for Advance Practice Nurse Courses 9/2013-5/2, Graduate School of Nursing University of Massachusetts Worcester
    2013 - 2014Distinguished Faculty Award - Master’s Program, , Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts
    2012 - 2013Outstanding Poster Award, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty 39th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA,
    2009 - 2010Student Commencement Speaker, University of Massachusetts
    2009 - 2010Doctor of Nursing Practice Award, Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts
    2009 - 2010Tuft’s Health Plan foundation Nurse Scholars Program, Massachusetts Hospital Research and Educational Association &Tuft’s Health Plan Foundation & Massach
    2007 - 2008Outstanding Student Nurse Practitioner Preceptor- Critical Care Award, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

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    Assistant Professor
    Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute/Critical Care
    Nurse Practitioner Track

    Areas of Focus:
    Critical Care Education; Simulation technology in education; Sepsis

    Educational Background: Dr. Carpenter received her DNP in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Worcester.  Prior to this, she received her Post Master's Certificate as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from University of Massachusetts, Worcester in 2003.  Dr. Carpenter's original Master of Science was from Syracuse University as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA.

    Biosketch: Dawn Carpenter is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, coordinating and teaching in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program.  With over 25 years as a nurse, Nurse Practitioner and faculty, Dawn remains comitted and passionate about critical care.  Dawn maintains her clinical skills as and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the surgical intensive care units at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

    As a faculty member, Dawn has developed several courses including a Foundations of Critical Care Nursing Course to hone knowledge and skills of nurses who care for severely ill patients.  She also developed an entire specialty track curriculum for Advanced Practice Nurses who desire to specialize and work in critical care. 

    Dawn is actively engaged at the national level with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, serving as an exam item writer and on the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam development committee.  She is the Co-Chairperson of the Acute Care Special Interest group of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and is a member of the preceptor development committee. 

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    1. Goldberg MA, Hochberg LR, Carpenter D, Walz JM. Development of a Manually Operated Communication System (MOCS) for patients in intensive care units. Augment Altern Commun. 2022 Jan 13; 1-13. PMID: 35023431.
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    2. Boucher JE, Carpenter D. Sepsis: Symptoms, Assessment, Diagnosis, and the Hour-1 Bundle in Patients With Cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2020 Feb 01; 24(1):99-102. PMID: 31961838.
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    3. Rincon TA, Bakshi V, Beninati W, Carpenter D, Cucchi E, Davis TM, Dreher J, Hiddleson C, Johansson MK, Katz AW, Olff C, Wansor EA, Ward D, Washington V, WinterBottom F, Kleinpell RM. Describing advanced practice provider roles within critical care teams with Tele-ICUs: Exemplars from seven US health systems. Nurs Outlook. 2019 Jun 18. PMID: 31376986.
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