Carrie Bennett, DNP, RN, APNP, GCNS-BC

Position title: Clinical Assistant Professor


Phone: (608) 263-3699

3223 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Portrait of Carrie Bennett

DNP, Edgewood College in: Leadership, 2016
MS, UW–Madison in: Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist Program, 2003
BA, University of Iowa in: Psychology, 1999
BS, University of Iowa in: Nursing, 1999

Dr. Carrie Bennett is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW-Madison School of Nursing. Carrie has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Geriatrics for 18 years at UnityPoint Health – Meriter Hospital, where she works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to provide consultation on the hospital management of older adults with complex medical, surgical, and psychological issues. She provides education to hospital and community clinical staff on geriatrics-related content and leads and influences practice changes at the healthcare system level. Carrie has taught in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at UW–Madison since 2017 and also serves as the Population Lead for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist track.

Clinical Scholarship focus areas

Community Outreach and Engagement

  • Virtual Dementia Tour trainer for community members providing support and care to those with dementia diagnoses.

Health Systems and Policy

  • Member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) Graduate Education Committee.

Professional Practice and Education

  • Abstract reviewer for NACNS annual conference.
  • Member of the Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (WIACNS).
  • Site Principal Investigator for a national multi-site clinical research study exploring the impact of family-led protocolized interventions to prevent delirium and functional decline in hospitalized older adults (ENHANCE trial).

Teaching and Learning

  • Developing and evaluating Clinical Nurse Specialist curriculum and program.
  • Mentoring DNP N906 students through planning, development, and completion of their scholarly projects.

Community Outreach and Engagement      Health Systems and Policy      Professional Practice and Education      Teaching and Learning