Carrie Eaton

Assistant Professor, MSN, PhD


Research Interests

As the Director of Simulation-Based Education, my role is to think critically about integrating creative teaching, learning, and research into the UConn School of Nursing Clinical Learning Simulation Center. Simulation education teaches students competencies that translate from textbook to practice transforming the students’ ability to solve the unpredictable situations they will face every day in the nursing profession. My work in the simulation community focuses on simulation standards, evidence-based practice, curricular integration, and active teaching strategies. Working as an InCHIP affiliate, my goal is to facilitate simulation as an ideal environment for interprofessional collaboration and research. Past projects have included interprofessional education with pharmacy/nursing, nutrition/nursing, and medical residents/nursing. As a researcher, my interests outside of simulation education include maternal mental health, eating disorders and disordered eating. These areas directly align with my experience as an expert labor and delivery nurse and eating disorders advocate.

During the last two years, I have enjoyed working with undergraduate nursing students through a Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience Grant (SHARE). Each research project has focused on an area of undergraduate student interest. Through my SHARE grant experiences, I have learned the value of collaboration and gained confidence in my ability to provide research mentorship (InCHIP goal #4). Through my affiliation with InCHIP, I intend to expand my research interests to incorporate all of the goals with InCHIP’s Mission.


MSN Sacred Heart University 2013
PhD University of Connecticut 2018

Recent Publications

Eaton, C. (2013). The Communication Illusion. Making Connections Magazine,
Vol.6, Issue 4, p.8.

Beck, C.T., Eaton, C.M., & Gable, R.K. (2016). Vicarious posttraumatic growth in labor
and delivery nurses. JOGNN, 45(6):801-812.

Eaton, C.M. (2019). Eating disorder recovery: A metaethnography. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Manuscript revisions under review (March 2019).

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-0541
Mailing Address231 Glenbrook Road Unit 4026 Storrs, CT 06269 United States