Carolyn Gustason Ph.D., RN-Nursing | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Carolyn J. Gustason


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Office hours posted outside of faculty office

Office Information:

Room Number: Thompson Hall 322
Phone: 978.665.4653

Courses Taught:

Foundations of Nursing (Didactic and Clinical) (NURS 2700)
Medical-Surgical I Clinical (2900) 
Community Health Nursing Clinical (NURS 4400)
Chronic Illness (Didactic and Clinical) (NURS 4750)
Roles and Context for Advanced Practice Nursing (NURS 7400)
Research Project (NURS 9100)
Continuation of Research Project (NURS 9101)


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing (Nursing)
B.S., Fitchburg State College (Nursing)

Research Interests:

Institutional Betrayal
LGBTQ Health 
Older Adults
Faculty-Student Summer Research Initiative; Health of Fitchburg (2018)

Representative Publications:


Barton-Burke, M., & Gustason, C.J. (2007). Sexuality in women with cancerNursing Clinics of North America, 42(4), 531-554. 10.1016/J.CNUR.2007.08.001

Bertrand, C. et al. (2015). Perceived stigma, discrimination, and disclosure of sexual orientation among a sample of lesbian veterans receiving care in the Department of Veterans AffairsLGBT Health, 2(2), 1-7. 10.1089/lgbt.2014.0131