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Inside Scoop: Careers in Nursing

Originally Aired
February 5, 2016
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Theresa Carroll
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Attracted by healthy demand, good salaries and prospects for more meaningful work, many career changers and retirees are giving nursing a closer look. Also, mid-career nurses who want to reinvent themselves without starting over can apply their clinical skills and experience outside of the hospital. Theresa Carroll, Senior Assistant Dean at the UVA School of Nursing, gives an insider view of nursing careers, including the wide range of job opportunities available, the types of nursing programs available, and typical requirements, including prerequisites and terminology.

About Theresa Carroll

Theresa Carroll (Educ ’00) is the senior assistant dean for academic and student services at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She has worked at the SON for fifteen years and been at the University for over twenty years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University; and a PhD in Higher Education from the Curry School at the University of Virginia.

Dean Carroll has previously served as Associate Dean of Students at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and as interim Assistant Dean of Students at UVa. At the School of Nursing, her duties include oversight of admissions, recruitment, enrollment and financial aid; advising; student leadership; career development; event management and generally infecting the building with irrational optimism.

She lives in Fluvanna County with her husband, Overton McGehee, and her daughters, Mary Garner and Eva.

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