Carol MacKusick


Assistant Professor

356 Health and Human Sciences Building
Phone: (828) 227-2237

Areas of Expertise: Nephrology, Endocrinology, Nursing Education and NCLEX development

Areas of Research Interest: Competency Based Education, Chronic Kidney Disease, Preservation of Renal Function, Attrition and Retention Issues in New Registered Nurses, NCLEX success and critical reasoning in the new registered nurse

Carol Isaac MacKusick is a doctoral (PhD) alumna of Georgia State University, and received her Master's of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and State University in 1998. Her original nursing degree was from Clayton State University in 1992. Carol joined the School of Nursing faculty in August, 2012.

Carol is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nephrology Nurses' Association, and the American and North Carolina Nurses Association. She has received grant money to study bullying and horizontal hostility in new registered nurses, and is actively involved in undergraduate nursing research.

Carol has been active in governmental affairs related to care of the client with kidney disease, and was appointed by the Georgia Governor to be on the end-state renal disease guidance panel. In July of 2017, Carol was appointed to the Regional Council on Aging for the state of North Carolina. In addition, she has been active in studying NCLEX licensure trends and providing guidance to newly graduated RNs on successfully completion of NCLEX-RN.

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