Carolynn Bruno


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Carolynn Bruno


Clinical Associate Professor

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Carolynn Bruno's additional information

Carolynn Spera Bruno, APRN, CNS, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. With more than 30 years of practice in cardiovascular nursing, she is a family nurse practitioner with research interests in atrial fibrillation, oral anticoagulants, and symptom presentation of older adults in the presence of acute coronary syndrome. She works with cardiac patients at Heart & Vascular at the Yale NewHaven Health Northeast Medical Group. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Spera Bruno was formerly the specialty coordinator at Yale School of Nursing, directing the Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Women’s Health Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner specialties. She was also a board member, faculty advisor, and secretary of Sigma Theta Tau International – Delta Mu Chapter.

Spera Bruno received her PhD in nursing from the University of Arizona, Post-MSN FNP from Sacred Heart University, MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist degree in critical care from the University of Pennsylvania, and BSN from Fairfield University.

PhD, Nursing - University of Arizona
Post-MSN, FNP - Sacred Heart University
MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care - University of Pennsylvania
BSN, Nursing - Fairfield University

Chronic disease
Nursing education
Research methods

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Sigma Theta Tau International - Upsilon Chapter


Interpreting a 12-lead ECG

Bruno, C. S. (2015). In ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy!. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP).

Interpreting a rhythm strip

Bruno, C. S. (2015). In ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy!. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP).

Refining a telenovela intervention: Stakeholders' perspectives

Crist, J. D., Bruno, C. S., Ruiz, M. R., & Hepworth, J. T. (2013). Geriatric Nursing, 34(2), 158-161. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2013.02.008
Understanding Mexican American (MA) elders' use of home health care services (HHCS) and elders' reactions to interventions designed to increase HHCS use is vital to address disparities (e.g., MA elders use HHCS less yet have more disabilities with earlier onset than other groups). Dialog notes from a telenovela intervention and interviews with two additional elder-caregiver dyads were content analyzed and revealed ways to improve the telenovela, fitting with Narrative Theory. Further contributions by a community advisory council resulted in a revised script and illustrated how research participants and community members can shape interventions to achieve equity in vulnerable populations' healthcare utilization.