Carolyn Lewis

Department of Nursing

Nursing Director, Professor


Carolyn Lewis
Nursing Building
Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 830-372-6903



Ph.D. in Nursing, Texas Woman's University

M.S. in Nursing, University of Phoenix

B.S. in Nursing, Brigham Young University


Professional Experience

  • School Of Nursing Director, East Central University
  • Assistant Professor, Angelo State University 
  • RN Staff, Shannon Medical Center
  • Dean Of Nursing, Brookline College
  • Nursing Program Director, Utah Career College


Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing, since 2004 

Transdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice 

Psychometrics and Testing: Rigor, Test Blue Printing, Item Development, Test Analysis 

Nursing Workforce Diversity Project 

Assisting Students to Overcome Test Anxiety 

Predictive Accuracy of the HESI Exit Exam on Student NCLEX-RN Success 

Perinatal Bereavement Psychological Factors Associated with Weight Loss Maintenance 

Increasing RN Sensitivity to Age and Cultural Differences 

Aiming High School Students Towards a Career in Nursing


Lyon, L. & Lewis, C. (2017). ECU School of Nursing Remodel of Computer Testing Laboratory. Valley View Health Foundation Grant. ($232,000 funded 1/18/2018).

Lewis, C. (2017). Voice of the Researcher (Six case Interviews with nationally known nurse researchers including interview questions, pre and post discussion questions with key). Nursing Research Course Point online student learning resources to accompany Polit & Beck (2015) Essentials of Nursing Research (8th ed). Baltimore, MA: Wolters Kluwer.

Preparing High School Students for a Career in Nursing. Science Teachers Association Conference, Podium Presentation, Midwest City, OK. (June 2017).

Perinatal Bereavement Photography: Nurses Perceptions. Southwestern Psychological Association 2017 Annual Convention, Poster Presentation. San Antonio, TX. (March 2017).

Lewis, C., Smith, J., Madara, B., (2016). 19 online videos and case studies including learning objectives, quiz items, resources, classroom and homework learning activities to accompany Polit & Beck (2015) Essentials of Nursing Research (8th ed). Baltimore, MA: Wolters Kluwer.

Empowering Future Nurses with Tools to Bring Transdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice to the Bedside. American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2015 Baccalaureate Education Conference, Podium Presentation. Orlando, Florida (November 2015).

Valek, R.M., Greenwald, B. J. & Lewis, C. C (2015). Psychological Factors Associated with Weight Loss Maintenance: Theory-Driven Practice for Nurse Practitioners. Nursing Science Quarterly 28 (2) 129-135. DOI: 10.1177/0894318415571598.

Lewis, C., Brown, J., & Wilkinson, S., (2014). ASU nursing workforce diversity project: A grant application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration; HRSA-14-069. (Submitted and approved, but not funded).

Flipping the Classroom in a Leadership Course: Developing Future Nurse Leaders through Innovative In-Class Activities. American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2013 Baccalaureate Education Conference, Poster Presentation. New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 2013).

Rigor, Test Blue Printing, and Item Development for Nursing Undergraduate Courses. Angelo State University, Podium Presentation. San Angelo, Texas. (August 2012).

Growing Our Own Nurses to Meet Staffing Needs in Rural Area Hospitals. Utah Nurses Association, Poster Presentation. Salt Lake City, Utah. (September 2010).

Getting Started With Nursing Research – How to Write a Clear Hypothesis. Nursing Research Committee. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center; Podium Presentation. Provo, Utah. (July 2007).

Preparing a Nursing Workforce for the Future. Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders Annual Summer Conference; Panelist. Salt Lake City, Utah. (June 2007).

Aiming “At-Risk: High School Seniors from Disadvantaged Communities toward a Career in Nursing. Promoting Successful Transition from Applicant to Registered Nurse; sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Poster Presentation. Houston, TX (April 2007).

Predictive Accuracy of the HESI Exit Exam on NCLEX-RN Pass Rates and Effects of Progression Policies on Nursing Student Exit Exam Scores. Southern Nurses Research Society’s Annual Conference; Poster Presentation. Galveston, TX. (February 2007).

Increasing RN Sensitivity to Age & Cultural Differences of Patients & Staff 11/05. Professional Nurse Educator’s Group; Poster Presentation; Houston, TX. (November 2005).

Taking Control of Your Health. Friendswood Relief Society; Podium Presentation. Friendswood, TX. (May 2004).

Strategies Used to Achieve 100% NCLEX Pass Rate for Both the PN and ADN Programs at Dixie College Associate Degree Nurse Educator Conference; Podium Presentation. Phoenix, AZ (April 2003).