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Carrie L Cormack DNP, APRN, CPNP-BC

Lead Palliative Care Faculty

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Nursing
  • Department of Nursing
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Dr. Carrie Cormack is an Associate Professor at The Medical University of South Carolina. She is the lead Palliative Care faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Dr. Cormack earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, a Master of Science in Nursing degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from The Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Cormack moved to South Carolina as a new graduate Registered Nurse to follow her dreams of working in Pediatric Nursing. Now, with over 20 years’ experience in Pediatric Nursing, she has worked in acute care, Developmental Pediatrics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, as the Director of Nursing at a school for children with severe and multiple disabilities, and with a community based palliative care organization. She continues to specialize in palliative care and, in addition to her faculty work, she is now a pediatric nurse practitioner in perinatal palliative care at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

Dr. Cormack is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. She is dedicated to increasing palliative care education in nursing programs and is an emerging leader in palliative care graduate nursing education. She has been instrumental in the integration of Palliative Care into the programs at the College of Nursing and lead the development and implementation of the new Post-MSN to DNP in Lifespan Palliative Care track. 

Keywords: Palliative care, perinatal palliative care, advanced practice nursing, leadership, problem-based learning.