School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Carolyn Tieppo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, PSN

woman in a black sweater smiling at the camera
 
Special Instructor
Nurse Practitioner Program Director
3004 Human Health Building 
(248) 364-8714
cktieppo@oakland.edu

Dr. Carolyn Tieppo came to Oakland University in 2012 with several years of experience in higher education.  She is currently the Director of the Nurse Practitioner Program in the School of Nursing. In 2017 she was appointed as the Director of Undergraduate Program in the School of Nursing and served in this role for 3 years. Her contributions to the University include service on the Professional Licensure and Certification Compliance Committee at Oakland University and the Bachelor of Integrative Studies Council. To complement her experience and expertise in education and curriculum, Dr. Tieppo's clinical background includes pediatric community mental health, school health, pediatric acute care, and pediatric primary care. She maintains her clinical practice as an Advanced Practice Provider/Nurse Practitioner and her current practice, in the care of vulnerable and at-risk populations, has a focus on disease prevention and treatment adherence, an area of her research. Dr. Tieppo has shared her expertise at local and state conferences and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Journal of Professional Nursing. Dr. Tieppo is also active in her professional and local community and her leadership includes service on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Research SIG as the co-chair, the Detroit Head Start Advisory Committee, Schoolcraft College Nursing Advisory Board, the Michigan Center for Nursing Action Coalition, the QSEN Academic Task Force and the QSEN Task Force: High Quality Mathematics Education for Nurses.

 

Education

  • DNP – Oakland University
  • MSN – Wayne State University
  • BSN – Wayne State University

Expertise

  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Pediatric Mental Health
  • Adolescent Health

Research Emphasis

  • Treatment Adherence
  • Transitions in Practice
  • Quality Nurse Practitioner Education

 

Research/Publications

  • Publications (Books)
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2015). Personal digital assistant. In Smith, M. J., Carpenter, R., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2015). Encyclopedia of nursing education.New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Presentations (Refereed)
    • Tieppo, C. K. (April, 2019). Evidence-Based Reflections to Promote Clinical Decision Making in Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Students. Poster presentation at the 45th Annual National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Atlanta, GA.
    • Tieppo, C. K. (November, 2016). Caring for children with respiratory emergencies: Prevention and management in and out of the classroom. Podium presentation at the Michigan Head Start Association Annual Conference, Lansing, MI.
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2014). Medication adherence: Clinical strategies and the nurse practitioner. Presented at Michigan Center for Nursing Summit, Lansing, MI.
  • Presentations (Invited)
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2015). Medication adherence: Clinical strategies and the nurse practitioner. Presented at Nurse Practitioner Networking Night, Rochester, MI.
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2013). Medication adherence: Clinical strategies and the nurse practitioner. Presented at Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2011). Communicable diseases and vaccines. Presented at Southgate Community Schools, Southgate, MI.
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2009). Keep your body healthy. Presented at Beacon Day Treatment/Southgate Community Schools, Southgate, MI.
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2009). Viruses, bacteria and germs. Presented at Beacon Day Treatment/Southgate Community Schools, Southgate, MI.
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2009). Managing asthma in the school setting. Presented at Beacon Day Treatment/Southgate Community Schools, Southgate, MI.
    • Tieppo, C. K. (2005). Nutrition: The brain and learning. Presented at Beacon Day Treatment/Southgate Community Schools, Southgate, MI.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Detroit Head Start Advisory Board
  • QSEN Academic Task Force
  • Michigan Center for Nursing Mentoring Committee
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing