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Faculty Directory » Carolyn J. Gustason


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
office hours posted outside of faculty office

Office Information:

Room Number: Thompson 204
Phone: 978-665-4653

Courses Taught:

Foundations of Nursing (Didactic and Lab) (NURS 2700)
Medical-Surgical I Lab (2901) 
Community Health Nursing Lab (NURS 4400)
Chronic Illness (Didactic and Lab) (NURS 4750)
Roles and Context for Advanced Practice Nursing (NURS 7400)
Research Project (NURS 9100)
Continuation of Research Project (NURS 9101)


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

Research Interests:

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

Representative Publications:

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

2015 Mattocks, K.M., Sullivan, J.C., Bertrand, C., Kinney, R.L., Sherman, M.D., Gustason, C. (2015). Perceived stigma, discrimination, and disclosure of sexual orientation among a sample of lesbian veterans receiving care in the Department of Veterans Affairs. LGBT Health, 2(2), 1-7. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2014.0131

2016 In process: “Nurses say one thing, the Bible says another.” Moral distress, dining, and nursing assistants’.