Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Carol Ann Gioia, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Thomas Jefferson University
DNP Student

Carol Ann Gioia is a vastly experienced and dedicated nursing professional with greater than 29 years’ expertise in a variety of clinical and administrative roles within the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. Carol is currently the Magnet Program Coordinator at Thomas Jefferson University, where she supports the Magnet Program in coordinating the ANCC Magnet application for the re-designation. Her role encompasses Magnet education, inter/intra-professional collaboration, and Magnet application development and submission.   Before her current role, Carol served as Director of Nursing Operations, where she directed daily operations for nursing and ancillary departments. In her role as DON, Carol collaborated with the senior hospital leaders to ensure quality standards of care were in accordance with current federal, state and regulatory guidelines. Among her multiple achievements was the developing a special care unit for the elderly population and receiving NICHE designation. Carol is the recipient of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation 2015-2016 Nurses for Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship Program and was inducted into the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Student Policy Summit Academy. Carol was selected to lead an international recruitment team that traveled to the Philippines and recruited 100 RNs. Carol was the recipient of the2014 Nursing Leadership Award. Carol received her Associates in Applied Science Nursing degree from Rowan University- Gloucester County College, her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Widener University, her masters degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix and is now pursuing her doctorate in nursing practice from Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing.