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Caroline Sutter, DNP

School of Nursing

Carrie Sutter

As a doctorally trained and credentialed Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Sutter managed a faculty driven nurse-managed clinic from 2006-2012, in collaboration with a large community college nursing program. These clinics served low income, immigrant populations and provided a vital service in an area with limited access to healthcare as well as provided community based learning experiences for undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Sutter's expertise in new technologies to help improve communication in environments where provider and patients speak different languages was the focus of her doctoral project. She evaluated current translation services being utilized at these clinics and was able to perform a critical analysis of potential options to improve translation services in this environment. Dr. Sutter has extensive experience with clinical simulation and was an integral part of opening a large clinical simulation center at a community college where an inter-professional model was used to reinforce didactic and clinical decision making for students across many different disciplines. Currently, Dr. Sutter continues to work in and provide care to an underserved population, using the "centering" model of care, through George Mason University's faculty practice agreement. 


  • DNP, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University, 2001
  • MSN, Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University, 2001
  • AAS, Nursing, Marymount University, 1993