School of Nursing

Carol Fackler DNSc, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Carol Fackler DNSc, RN


222 Masterton Hall, Portland Campus

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4535

Credentials, degrees, schools attended:

DNSc—Yale University School of Nursing—2010
MS—University of Massachusetts Boston—2002
BSN—University of Rhode Island—1973

Areas of Teaching:

Informatics Technology—DNP Program
Nursing Research—MSN Program
Interprofessional Approaches to Population Health—MSN Program
Health-Related Research—BSN Program


2014    Baugh, N. & Fackler, C.  Nursing Leadership and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (Poster).  ANA Maine Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration.

2012    Hospital Nurses’ Lived Experience of Power.  Delivered at “Promoting Quality and Safety through Evidence-Based Practice Across the Healthcare Continuum: Implications for Students through Advanced Nursing Practice.”  Portland, ME

2011    Hospital Nurses’ Lived Experience of Power (Poster).  Eastern Nursing Research Society 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA


Research Interests

Nursing Workforce; Older Nurse Retention; Nurses’ Power; Health Information Technology; Population Health; Rural Health


Recent Research:

June 2013 to Present:

Principal Investigator, Health Lifestyle Management Technologies Cluster Seed Development Project: Addressing Chronic Illness through Health Lifestyle Management Technologies—a project to develop a lifestyle intervention using information technology for young adults. Funded through the Maine Economic Improvement Fund.  

May 2012 to Present:

Principal Investigator, What Nurses Want: An Exploration of Roles for the Older Experienced Hospital Clinical Nurse—a qualitative study using focus group methodology.  Funded by a University of Southern Maine Faculty Senate Grant.

Recent Publications

Fackler, C. (2013).  Health care informatics.  In King, C.R., and Gerard, S.O., (Eds.).  Clinical Nurse Leader certification review (pp. 171-184). New York: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.