Carrie Stroup, DNP, RN, CNE


Carrie StroupBiography

Dr. Carrie Stroup is honored to serve as the Chair and Chief Nurse Administrator for the Department of Nursing at Malone University.  Her wide range of clinical practice and over 15 years of teaching experience have grown into a scholarly focus on clinical judgment development and practice readiness.  She counts it a privilege to see students grow in clinical decision-making over their time at Malone, from beginning students to practice-ready professionals.  She has been at Malone since 2013.  


  • DNP, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MSN, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
  • BSN, Malone College, Canton, OH


  • Certified Nurse Educator through National League for Nursing 
  • Registered Nurse Licensure, Oh


  • Malone University Chair, Chief Nurse Administrator, BSN Program Director, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Akron General Medical Center Medical-Surgical/Oncology Nurse 
  • Stark County Health Dept. Public Health Nurse 
  • Aultman Hospital Medical-Surgical Nurse

Scholarly Works

Stroup, C. & Kibler, H. (2021). “Reliability Testing of Faculty-developed NGN Style Test Items: A Pilot Study”. Poster presenter at AACN Transform 2021: The Future of Nursing Education Conference. 

Stroup, C. (2020). “Round and Round We Go: Post-conference Clinical Rounding Intervention” Accepted for poster presentation at NLN/Sigma Nursing Education Research Conference. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

Stroup, C. (2019). “Clinical Rounding Processes and Clinical Judgment Development”. Podium presenter at Professional Nurse Educator Group (PNEG) National Conference. 

Cooke, L., Stroup, C., & Harrington, C. (2019). “Operationalizing the Concept of Critical Thinking for Student Learning Outcome Development”. Published in The Journal of Nursing Education, 2019, 58(4), pp. 214-220. 

Stroup, C., Cooke, L., Harrington, C., & Wechter, S. (2016). “Curricular Approach to Critical Thinking Development: Empowering the Baccalaureate Nursing Student”. Poster Presenter at Ohio League for Nursing: Nursing Education Summit 2016. 

Burgess, S., Kurre, P., Reagan, S., Stroup, C. (2014). “Improving NCLEX-RN Preparation for New Graduates: A Four-pronged Approach”. Poster Presenter at Ohio League for Nursing: Nursing Education Summit 2014.

Little known fact

At the same time that Dr. Stroup was beginning her time at Malone, God was also calling her family to plant a church.  Her husband launched and pastors Community Bible Church in North Lawrence, Ohio.  Dr. Stroup describes this experience as the most exciting and terrifying adventure she has been on, watching the church grow from 6 people around the dining room table to a thriving community of believers.  Her greatest joys are found at home in her husband, Joel, and 3 daughters.