65 over 65 - Carole Pomarico
|Congratulations to Carole Pomarico, one of the distinguished honorees that will be recognized throughout the year culminating in a state-wide celebration at CLN's 65th Jubilee Luncheon to be held on June 1, 2018.|
Pearls of Wisdom
"Our end goal is important, but the process of reaching it is no less momentous. Embrace each step of the journey."
About the Honoree
Carole Pomarico is an exemplar nurse educator who has impacted the careers of hundreds of nurses and the patients for whom they care. She expertly addresses the high priority need to remove barriers to improve nurse education and develop innovative and evidenced based programs to enhance nursing education statewide. She is truly an inspired nurse educator who has contributed immeasurably to improving nursing education through her career.
Carole Pomarico is an Assistant Professor and the Adult Program Director in the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University. She has been a member of the faculty for the past 44 years and taught undergraduate, second degree and RN/BSN students for 28 years before she assumed the directorship of the adult learning program. Carole completed a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts at Fairfield University. She is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Carole's current role includes recruitment and advisement for the non-traditional student. She finds students with interest in self improvement and career enhancement, and mentors them to move toward successful academic achievement. Her work in this area has been widely acknowledged through presentations and publications. Carole acquired over $150,000 in funding from Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing for ethnically diverse students with financial need to further their education. She also received a grant from the Helene Fuld Trust in collaboration with Duke University to address the educational outcomes for the adult learner. In 2013, Carole was honored by CLN when she received the Jane E. Murdock "Life Long Learning" Award.
Carole is well-respected by her colleagues and students. She offers help with complex questions, curricular issues and student situations and is a mentor providing insight and options. Students describe her as a "great facilitator, who is able to motivate the student to have professional goals. She truly demonstrates genuine care and dedication in the success of her students and herself." Carole helps nursing students become nurses and pushes novice and seasoned nurses to be all they can be.