The owner of Nurse’s NotebookTM is Pat Carroll RN-BC, RRT, MS. She founded the company in 2001 to provide reliable information to health consumers. In 2008, she shifted the company’s focus to providing high-quality professional continuing education.
Pat began her career as a respiratory therapist, a graduate of Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She returned to school to become a registered nurse, and is a proud alumna of Excelsior College School of Nursing in Albany, NY, the largest nursing school in the United States and one of ten Centers of Excellence in nursing education, designated by the National League for Nursing. Pat was a charter member of the Tau Kappa Chapter of the international honor society for nurses, Sigma Theta Tau, at Excelsior. The school named her one of 30 “exceptional graduates” of 100,000 to celebrate the school’s 30th anniversary. She has been an adjunct professor for the School of Health Sciences since 2008.
Pat is an award-winning author of Community Health Nursing: A Practical Guide, Nursing Leadership and Management: A Practical Guide, The Surgical Nurse’s Managed Care Manual, which was named AJN Book of the Year, and her book for consumers, What Nurses Know and Doctors Don’t Have Time to Tell You. She has 107 articles indexed in PubMed and has contributed evidence-based care guidelines to the Web sites Nursing Consult and FirstConsult. Her work has been recognized with 6 professional journal writing awards, 10 writing awards from the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association, and 5 awards of excellence for her work producing instructional video for nurses and respiratory therapists.
She has extensive experience in ER nursing, critical care, home care, community health, and traditional in-patient hospital care of adults and children.
Pat is board certified in nursing professional development and has been providing professional continuing education in lecture, video, written, and online interactive formats with specialty organization approval for more than 20 years.