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Carolyn Yucha

Dean, School of Nursing

Expertise: Nursing, Health Care, Nursing Education, Stress Monitoring and Stress Reactions, Physiological Responses to Gambling


Carolyn Yucha has experienced more than 40 years in the nursing industry, lending her expertise to hospitals, health care systems and higher education institutions around the country.

Yucha’s research focuses on physiological stress reactions. She received research funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of biofeedback assisted relaxation training in the treatment of hypertension. She has expertise in stress monitoring, using such variables as ambulatory blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, skin conductance, skin temperature, and muscle electrical activity.

She recently completed a funded study to measure the physiological responses to gambling in women. Currently, she’s exploring ways to reduce stress in nursing students. 

Yucha has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, six chapters and a monograph. She is editor of the scientific peer-reviewed journal, Biological Research for Nursing. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.


  • Ph.D., Physiology, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
  • M.S.N., Adult Health Nursing, State of the University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • B.S., Nursing, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY

Carolyn Yucha In The News

Feb 6, 2017

At the private practice where Susan VanBeuge works as a nurse practitioner, she and the practice’s physician complement each other. The physician, who often takes on a more clinical demeanor, introduces the nurse as the patient’s advocate and champion.

Jun 6, 2016

The School of Nursing is currently hiring for 11 positions, including seven faculty jobs.

Pamela Jeffries, the dean of the School of Nursing, said in an email that the school is adding faculty as the school expands. But experts said nursing schools across the country are struggling to bring in faculty and that it can take months to fill nursing faculty positions.

Jul 2, 2015
Second-grader Milan Frederick, 8, received Guy Elementary School’s Citizenship Award, High Achiever Award, Art Award, the Test Math 2-12 Ribbons Award and was on the All A Honor Roll. She is the daughter of Anthony and Victoria Frederick and granddaughter of Elton and Sandra Linton, all of North Las Vegas.
Jan 4, 2013

Articles Featuring Carolyn Yucha

Jul 13, 2017

The Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network helps 13 universities support the faculty and research that will improve human health in seven states.

Carolyn Yucha
Oct 29, 2015

Dean Carolyn Yucha on change in the nursing profession, recruitment challenges, and why Dr. House drives her crazy.

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