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Carol Pierce

Associate Nursing Professor

Department: Department of Nursing
Email: carol.pierce@briarcliff.edu


  • BSN, Briar Cliff University
  • Masters in Adult Nursing, Evansville University
  • MS in Health Services Administration, Webster University 
  • MS in Strategic Studies, United States Army War College
  • Post-grad Family Nurse Practitioner, Briar Cliff University
  • Post-grad Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Dr. Carol Pierce has greater than 40 years of nursing practice serving in clinical, research, academic and administrative roles. She served in the active duty United States Army for 31 years retiring in 2012 as a Colonel. She is an Army veteran serving in worldwide combat medicine roles. She previously served as a nursing editor of Military Medicine professional medical journal. She currently maintains a psychiatric nurse practitioner clinical practice in addition to serving as an Assistant Professor at BCU.