For Dr. Madelyn Carey, the School of Nursing holds special significance to her, as
it is where she obtained her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. From student
to three-time alumna and now faculty, Carey is returning to the university, this time
as an assistant professor in the School of Nursing.
In 2021, Carey obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, which would become
the first step in the world of academia. Soon after graduating, she became a clinical
instructor for the nursing program, providing instruction in the hospital setting
for nursing students in their first two semesters of the program.
After obtaining her various nursing degrees, Carey went on to have a successful career
in the field, starting out at the Fresno VA Medical Center on the medical-surgical
unit and the operating room and then working full-time in the hospice community, upon
competition of her advanced practice degree, where she graduated in the functional
role of nurse practitioner family/primary care. In her hospice role, Carey provides
outpatient end-of-life care to the greater Central Valley as well as additional cities
in northern and southern California.
Collaborative communication and interdisciplinary patient-centered care