Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Carrie Cormack, DNP

Medical University of South Carolina

Carrie Cormack has worked with children with special healthcare needs for over 20 years. Since obtaining her Masters of Science in nursing degree in 2003 and becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), she has been fortunate to practice exclusively with this population of children in a variety of clinic settings, including Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Dr. Cormack completed her DNP at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. Previously, she was the Director of Nursing at Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education, a charter school for children with severe and multiple disabilities, and an Instructor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at MUSC.

Dr. Cormack was awarded the Palmetto Gold Nurse award as well as the Teaching Excellence Award for Developing Teacher at MUSC. She continues to be involved with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She plans to continue her work advocating and improving the quality of life for children with special healthcare needs and their families.

Dr. Cormack’s doctoral research focused on Integrating Palliative Care into DNP Education and into Clinical Practice, and how this may impact the quality of life for children with severe and multiple disabilities and their families.