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Suzanne Marie Carr

Chair, Undergraduate NursingAssociate Professor of Nursing

B.S., Georgetown University, M.S., Texas Woman’s UniversityPh.D., University of Texas at ArlingtonPharm.D., St. John’s University


Dr. Suzanne M. Carr is a tenured associate professor. She teaches medical-surgical nursing, health assessment, medication administration and the exit NCLEX preparation course. Dr. Carr conducts tutoring sessions for all levels of the nursing program in test-taking skills and in medication administration calculation. She previously taught at Texas Woman’s University, where she was tenured in the College of Nursing and served on the faculty for 23 years. Dr. Carr worked extensively with disadvantaged and minority students at Texas Woman’s University, creating and presenting courses designed to retain students and increase NCLEX success. Here at the Brooklyn Campus, her focus continues to be on the retention of at-risk, ethnically diverse students. Dr. Carr and one of her Brooklyn Campus colleagues, Dr. Sanderson-Marcoux, received a one- million dollar HRSA grant from the federal government to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation of Hispanic/Latino nurses in New York City area in June 2007. The mentoring, teaching and tutoring is not restricted to the Hispanic/Latino students but to any and all students in need.


Medical-surgical Nursing, NCLEX Preparation, Test-taking Skills


  • Co-author, “Improving Communication Through Accent Modification: Growing the Nursing Workforce,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Cultural Diversity
  • Author, “NCLEX Pass Rate Peril: One School’s Journey Out,” accepted for publication Nursing Education Perspectives
  • Author, “Spotlight on research: Breaking bad news: Evaluation study on self-perceived competencies and views of medical and nursing students taking part in a collaborative workshop,” published in ORL-Head and Neck Nursing (2007)
  • Principal Investigator, “Hispanic & Latino Nurses: Meeting New York City’s Needs,” Nursing Workforce Diversity Program, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, United States Government (June 2007 –June 2010)


  • Recipient, David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University (2010)