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Carol Urban, PhD, RN

Associate Dean, Practice and Strategic Initiatives

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Biography

Dr. Urban, Associate Professor of Nursing, is the Associate Dean, Practice and Strategic Initiatives. She teaches courses in pharmacology and pathophysiology/medical-surgical nursing. Dr. Urban has served on George Mason University's General Education Committee and Distance Education Council, and is a member of the NOVA HealthFORCE and the NOVA Community College Nursing Advisory Board.

University Service

  • Learning Environment Group, 2015 – present
  • Technology Leadership Group, 2016 – present
  • Distance Education Council, 2009 – present
  • Mason Core (previously General Education) Committee, 2008 – 2017
  • Salary Equity Committee, 2007 – 2009
  • Strategic Planning & Collaboration Task Force (GMU-NVCC), 2006 – 2008
  • Technology Across the Curriculum, 2006

Community Service

  • Advisory Board Member, NOVA Community College, Nursing Department, 2013 – present
  • Chair, Nurse Education-Practice Collaborative group of Northern Virginia, 2009 - 2013
  • Advisory Board Member, Professional Health Resources, Inc., Annandale, Virginia, 2013 – 2015
  • Advisory Board Member, Georgetown University Hospital, Nurse Residency Program, 2013

Degrees

PhD, Nursing, George Mason University (2006)

MSN, Nursing, George Mason University (1991)

BSN, Nursing, University of Phoenix (1985)

Research

Publication

Urban, C. Q. (1993). Disadvantaged professionals: Implications for education and practice. Nursing Connections, 6(2), 24 -28.

Book Chapter

Urban, C. Q. (2005). Chapter 8: The nursing process in pharmacology. In M. P. Adams, D. L. Josephson, and L. N. Holland’s Pharmacology for nurses: A pathophysiologic approach (2nd Ed., pp. 76- 85). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Books

Adams, M. P., Holland, L. N., & Urban, C. Q. (2016). Pharmacology for nurses: A pathophysiologic approach (5th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Adams, M. P. & Urban, C. Q. (2016). Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice (3rd Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Adams, M. P., Holland, L. N., & Urban, C. Q. (2014). Pharmacology for nurses: A pathophysiologic approach (4th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Adams, M. P. & Urban, C. Q. (2013). Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice (2nd Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Adams, M. P., Holland, L. N., & Urban, C. Q. (2011). Pharmacology for nurses: A pathophysiologic approach (3rd Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Grants

"Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR)," Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), DHP11HP29861.  Sutter (Principal Investigator), July 2016-June 2018.  Role: Administrative mentor and project oversight. $924,000/2years. 

"Mason and Partners (MAP) Interprofessional Clinic: Bridge for Chronic Disease Care," Health Resources and Services Administration D09HP26955. Sutter (Principal Investigator), July 2014-June 2017. Role: Administrative mentor and project oversight. $1.02 million/3 years.

"Mason’s Veterans Program in Nursing," Commonwealth of Virginia, state budget line-item. Role: Administrative oversight and faculty supervision. $161,500 to base budget of the university.

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