Tammy L Carroll

Instructor • Clinical Studies

Nursing • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Nursing Anesthesia

The Nurse Anesthetist Program,  a clinical specialty track, is one of several Graduate Advanced Practice programs offered in the School of Nursing.  The anesthesia curriculum is an extremely rigorous academic and clinical undertaking. The program consists of nine (9) continuous semesters of full-time graduate studies. Upon completion, students earn a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. 

The program is approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) as well as to obtain the ARNP (in nurse anesthesia) credential from the Florida Board of Nursing.

Clinical sites include both military and civilian healthcare facilities in the State of Florida. Sites include community private based hospitals, and two Level-I trauma centers.  



University of North Florida
Educational Leadership, EdDc,  Currently enrolled

Florida International University
Nursing Anesthesia, MSN, December 2004

University of North Florida
Nursing, BSN, May 1995

Florida Community College at Jacksonville
General Education, AA, August 1989



2010 - Present   Pi Lambda Theta 
2003 - Present   Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing 
2008   Excellence in Teaching Award, Fall, UNF, Brooks College of Health 
2006   Outstanding Alumna, UNF 
2000   CVICU Nurse Excellence Award, Shands Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 
1995   Cum Laude 
1990   Outstanding Service Recognition, FCCJ 
1990   Outstanding Service Award, SASEA  
1989   Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges  
1989   Irene B. Kirbo Memorial Scholarship Recipient 
1988   Outstanding Service and Support, NAS, Family Service Center 
1986   Phi Theta Kappa, Undergraduate 
1986   Golden Key Honor Society, Undergraduate 


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Member
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Member
Florida Nurses Association, Member

University of Florida & Shands - Jacksonville
CRNA Privileges & Practice

BCH/SON Committees 2016-17:

SON Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Progression, and Graduation
SON Interdisciplinary Collaborative Committee
SON Mentor New Faculty
Sigma Theta Tau - Lambda Rho, President (2016-2018)



Publications & Presentations


Welliver, D., Welliver, M., Carroll, T. L., & James, P. (2010). Lumbar epidural catheter
placement in the presence of low back tattoos: A review of the safety concerns. AANA
Journal, June 2010, 78(3): 197-201.

Barton, C. L., Deaton, S. M., Carroll, T., Monaghan, W. P. & Mangar, D. (2009). Evaluation of
needle/syringe reuse among anesthesia provide. AANA Journal. 77(5): 375.

Miller, J., Peppard, C., Carroll, T., & Monaghan, W. (2009). Perceptions of nurse anesthesia
students regarding the choice and dosing of propofol and fentanyl when placing an
endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask airway. AANA Journal. 77(5): 392.

Joyner, S. D., Monaghan, W. P., Osterbrink, J., McDonough, J. P., & Carroll, T. L. (2009). Does
improving anesthesia knowledge reduce anxieLanty among patients before surgery? AANA
Journal. 77(5): 388-389. AANA Journal. 77(5): 401.

Terranella, B., Monaghan, W. P., & Carroll, T. L. (2009). Assessing the ability of anesthesia
providers to estimate blood loss. AANA Journal. 77(5): 374.

Cain, G. P., Vaughn, A. N., Monaghan, W. P., & Carroll, T. L. (2008). Estimating blood loss:
Evaluating absorption characteristics of commonly used surgical materials. AANA Journal.
76(5): 366.

Geric, M., Holmes, N. A., McCarthy, E. J., Monaghan, W. P., & Carroll, T. (2008). The effect of
antepartum teaching by anesthesia provides on patients’ perceptions of epidural use for labor
analgesia. AANA Journal. 76(5): 373.

National and International Presentations


Clinical Preceptors: Evaluations and Grading
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetist
Orlando, Florida, October 2012

Domestic Violence, Screening Practices in the Anesthesia Setting

Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetist
Orlando, Florida, January 2011.

Nursing Theory, Defining Practice
Institut Fur Pflegewissenschaft, Vorstand
RN- BSN Program
Salzburg, Austria, April, 2008.

Master's Projects

Alveolar Recruitment Maneuvers: Influencing Practice, AANA 2016

An Uncommon Complication of Spinal Anesthesia: Broken Spinal Needle, AANA 2016

ecoFLOW Technology: How much does your anesthetic Cost? AANA, 2016

Labor Time Analysis of the rotational thrombelastometry (ROTEM®), AANA 2016

Uses and Abuses of the Glidescope* Video Laryngoscope. AANA Online, 2014

Are bedside screening tools accurate predictors of difficult intubation in the morbidly obese? FSA, AANA, 2013

2011, William Self, The Efficacy of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists in Peer Mentored Simulation Training
University of North Florida

2011, Christen McDonnell, Too Hot to Handle: Testing the Flammability of Perioperative Materials
University of North Florida

2010, Dimitrina Borissova, Utilization of Sniffing Position for Intubation among student Register Nurse Anesthetist and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
University of North Florida

2010, James Wesley Langley, Is There An Association Between Calculated Fluid Deficit and Post-Operative Core Temperature Variation In the Surgical Patient?
University of North Florida

2010, Constance K. Carbone and Teala M. Thomas, Orthopedic surgeons’ and anesthesia providers’ perceptions of regional anesthesia efficacy.
University of North Florida

2010, Joseph C. Camacho and Damien Rostorfer, Assessment in the Variability of American Society of Anesthesiologist Physical Status Classification Among Anesthesia Providers.
University of North Florida

2010, Gillian Phillips, Radiation safety for the Anesthesia Providers.
University of North Florida

2010, Amie Spruell, Assessing the knowledge and implementation of cricoids pressure by anesthesia providers.
University of North Florida

2010, Cindy Barton, What is the Level of Compliance with Current Injection Safety Standards?
University of North Florida

2010, Jennifer Gelardos, Are anesthesia providers aware of the cost of commonly used anesthesia drugs and disposables?
University of North Florida

2009, Bridget Terranella, Estimating Blood Loss: Evaluating Absorption Characteristics of Commonly Used Surgical Materials.
University of North Florida

2009, Mitsa Geric and Nhora Andrea Holmes, The Effect of Antepartum Teaching by Anesthesia Providers on Patients’ Perceptions of Epidural Use for Labor Analgesia.
University of North Florida

2009, Simone D. Joyner, Does Improving Anesthesia Knowledge reduce Anxiety among Patients Before Surgery?
University of North Florida

2009, Jennifer M. Miller and Cory G. Peppard, Propofol and Fentanyl dosing for placement of Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) and Endotracheal Tube (ETT) Insertion: Student Perceptions
University of North Florida

2008, Gregory Cain and Ashley Vaughn, Can Anesthesia Students Accurately Estimate Blood Loss? Advisor
University of North Florida

2008, Jessie Adams, Factors Influencing Recently Graduated Certified Registered Nurse anesthetists First Place of Employment.
University of North Florida

2008, Cameron Cushenbery and Kelly Suther, Emergency Cricothyrotomy: The Lost Art
University of North Florida

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