Carrie Eaton


Associate Clinical Professor


Dr. Carrie Morgan Eaton is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and a labor and delivery nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. She is certified as a nurse in inpatient obstetrics, external fetal monitoring, and simulation education and is a trained neonatal resuscitation instructor. Dr. Eaton joined the faculty at UConn in August 2017, bringing her obstetrics and simulation expertise to the forefront. She lends her extensive obstetrics knowledge as the lead didactic instructor for the Theory of Perinatal and Women’s Health course in the traditional undergraduate program. Versatile in her simulation mastery, Dr. Eaton transitioned the UConn undergraduate nursing program to a 50% simulation model for clinical experiences in both pediatrics and obstetrics at the traditional bachelor’s level. Dr. Eaton has received national recognition from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) as a 2019 Emerging Leader and the International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) as an award recipient for Excellence in Academia. In 2020, she completed a fellowship with the editors of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing and she currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). In 2021, she received the UConn School of Nursing John McNulty Award for Excellence in the Scholarship of Clinical Application. Her professional affiliations include the Mu chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, where she serves as a faculty counselor; the American Psychiatric Nurses Association; the Connecticut Nurse’s Association; the International Nursing Association of Simulation and Clinical Learning; and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Eaton lends her obstetric and simulation expertise to the Research Advisory Board for AWHONN and Wolters Kluwer as an Editorial Advisory Board member for vSim. Her program of research focuses on maternal mental health encompassing perinatal anxiety, obstetric emergencies, eating disorders in pregnancy and postpartum, and posttraumatic growth with an emphasis on qualitative research.

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Obstetric Emergencies
  • Nursing Simulation


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2018
  • MSN-CNL, Sacred Heart University, 2013
  • BSN, Sacred Heart University, 2010
  • ADRN, Springfield Technical Community College, 1998
  • LPN, Howell Cheney Vocational Technical School, 1995

Honors & Awards

  • 2021: John McNulty Excellence in the Scholarship of Clinical Education Award
  • 2020: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing Editorial Fellowship
  • 2019: The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Academic Leadership Excellence Award for Advancing the Field of Nursing Simulation and Clinical Laboratories
  • 2019: Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Emerging Leader
  • 2018: National League for Nursing Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

A portrait of assistant clinical professor Carrie Eaton.
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