Carrie Eaton


Assistant Clinical Professor


Carrie Morgan Eaton is an assistant clinical professor and certified inpatient obstetrics nurse, with over 20 years of experience working in labor and delivery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she also obtained her master’s degree in clinical nurse leadership. Her Doctor of Philosophy degree in nursing is from the University of Connecticut, where she studied under the advisement of distinguished professor Cheryl Tatano Beck. Eaton has received national recognition from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (Emerging Leader) and the International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (Academic Excellence). Her teaching expertise includes perinatal and Women’s Health, Global Politics of Childbearing, Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice, and Nursing Simulation. Her research interests are focused on maternal mental health and obstetric emergencies. Eaton’s professional affiliations include the Mu and Mu Delta chapters of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the Research Advisory Board for the Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses.

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

Contact Information
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