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Caroline Bruno

Title:Assistant Professorial Lecture
Office:Warde Academic Center


Caroline Bruno, FNP, MSN, RN, joined SXU in 2019 as a full-time faculty member. Bruno obtained her multiple degrees in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago. She comes to SXU after working as a nurse practitioner in an academic medical center in Chicago.

Bruno has over ten years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in emergency medicine, trauma, plastic surgery, aesthetics, and preoperative medicine. She continues to practice as a nurse practitioner in family practice and men's health. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons and is a fishing enthusiast and avid cook in her free time.


M.S. in Nursing, FNP-C
Loyola University

B.S. in Nursing
Loyola University

B.A. in Criminology and Sociology
Marquette University

Areas of Specialization

  • Teaching Areas: Professional nurse roles and concepts, nursing research, advanced nursing therapeutics lab, and nursing therapeutics practicum.
  • Clinical Expertise/Practice Areas: Emergency medicine, trauma, plastic surgery and aesthetics, and preoperative medicine.
  • Research Interests: Emergency department boarding and overcrowding and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
  • Academic Success Coach for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.


  • Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Advanced Practice Nurse, Illinois.
  • Registered Nurse, Illinois.


  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Omnicron Chapter.

Courses Taught

  • NURS 102: The Professional Nurse: Roles and Concepts
  • NURS 318: Concepts in Professional Nursing II
  • NURS 383: Introduction to Emergency Nursing


Ogilvie, M. P., Few, J. W., Jr, Tomur, S. S., Teven, C. M., Semersky, A. J., Bruno, C. R., & Kulick, N. T. (2018). Rejuvenating the Face: An Analysis of 100 Absorbable Suture Suspension Patients. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 38(6), 654-663.