Angela V. Carrano, DNP, MSN, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Department of Nursing
Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees DNP, Population Health, Quinnipiac University
MSN, Nursing Education, University of Hartford
BSN, Sacred Heart University
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Dr. Carrano practiced as a staff nurse in an inner-city emergency department trauma center for 20 years, and recently as a community public health nurse case manager in home care for the past 10 years. Realizing her passion for teaching as she mentored and precepted new nurses, she began teaching BLS early in her nursing career. Shortly after, she returned to school to achieve an MSN in nursing education and her DNP in population health. Her doctoral research focused on emergency disaster preparedness in the United States and abroad. She has given many presentations and holds many certifications in emergency preparedness. Her doctoral studies also included studying abroad in Cork, Ireland. Dr. Carrano has been in nursing education for 16 years, teaching in areas of her clinical expertise, including critical care nursing, mental health, and community public health nursing.


Dr. Carrano was the Ex-Officio, Representative for the Connecticut Public Health Association and Secretary for the East Shore District Health Department, where she previously served as Commissioner for nine years. In addition, she is a Past President of the Connecticut Public Health Nurses Association, and a Past Treasurer for the Connecticut Critical Care Nurses Association. Member of the Connecticult Nurses Honor Guard and Medical Response Corp for Region 2.

Courses Taught

Mental Health and Public Health Nursing
Critical Care Nursing


Research/Scholarship Interests:
Community/Public Health
Mental Health
Emergency Preparedness
Simulation Holism
Selected Publications:
“Introduction to Population Health” course, to serve all health care providers who work with patients, families, and communities. The course provides an overview of the paradigm and its impact on both practice and the health care delivery system. It defines population health and its social determinants, explores the role of private and governmental agencies that stimulate and support the evolution of the paradigm, examines examples of new initiatives for improving population health, describes data sources to document initiative outcomes and provides a foundation for developing a culture of health in the future. Posted on NLN Connecticut League for Nursing: https://www.clnonlineeducation.com/student/course/4