School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.


Carolyn Tieppo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, PSN

Carolyn Tieppo, RN, CPNP-PC
Undergraduate Program Director
3004 Human Health Building 
(248) 364-8714


Dr. Tieppo received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing (with a  major in Advanced Practice Nursing/Pediatric Primary Care) from Wayne State and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Oakland University.  Before coming to Oakland University, she taught at Eastern Michigan University, Henry Ford Community College and Monroe County Community College.  Dr. Tieppo is actively involved with Oakland University's undergraduate and graduate curriculum within the School of Nursing and is also a member of the University Autism Council and the Bachelor of Integrative Studies Council.

Dr Tieppo's expertise is in pediatric primary care and is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  She has an active role in the Department of Pediatrics at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Tieppo's research is in treatment adherence and other clinical interests include quality electronic documentation and nurses’ use of technology. 

She is a member of the Detroit Head Start Health Advisory Council where she volunteers as a consultant.  She is an active member of the National and Michigan Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the American Nursing Informatics Association.  She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.



 Doctor of Nursing Practice: Oakland University

 Master of Science in Nursing: Wayne State University

 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program: Wayne State University

 Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Wayne State University 


Tieppo, C. K. (2015).  Personal digital assistant.  In Smith, M. J., Carpenter, R., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2015). Encyclopedia of nursing education. New York: Springer Publishing.


Tieppo, C. K. (2016, November).  Caring for Children with Respiratory Emergencies: Prevention and Management In and Out of the Classroom.  Podium presentation at Second Annual MHSA Health Institute, Lansing, MI.

Tieppo, C. K. (2015, March).  Medication adherence: Clinical strategies used by the nurse practitioner.  Poster presented at Nurse Practitioner Networking Night, Rochester, MI.

Tieppo, C. K. Newton, S. A. & Glembocki, M. M  (2014, September).  Medication adherence: Clinical strategies used by the nurse practitioner.  Poster presented at Michigan Center for Nursing/Michigan Nursing Summit, Lansing, MI.

Tieppo, C. K., Newton, S. A. & Glembocki, M. M.  (2013, June).  Medication adherence: Clinical strategies and the nurse practitioner.  Podium presentation at Oakland University, Rochester, MI.

Areas of Interest/Research:

Pediatric primary care
Adolescent mental health
Health promotion strategies
Treatment adherence
Nurse practitioner role

Courses Taught: 

NRS 206
NRS 213
NRS 221
NRS 328
NRS 337 
NRS 339
NRS 384
NRS 620
NRS 643
NRS 646
NRS 687
NRS 892
NRS 899