Dr. Carol Sabel

Carol Sabel, Ph.D., RN, CNE, has been named chair of the MSOE School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2016. She comes to MSOE from Alverno College, where she served as associate dean of the MSN program in the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing. She has 30 combined years of experience in nursing, education and research, having cared for patients in obstetrics and same-day surgery settings before focusing on teaching.

Sabel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Marian University and earned her Ph.D. in nursing from UW-Milwaukee, with a focus on education and chronic illness in children. She serves as the grant project manager at the Wisconsin Center for Nursing for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Implementation Plan. The purpose of the grant is to move nursing in Wisconsin forward in meeting the recommendations from the 2010 Institute of Medicine report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health.”

“The nursing students of today need to be the leaders of tomorrow in providing evidence-based, quality and culturally competent care. They need to be able to effectively collaborate in a rapidly changing health care environment,” said Sabel. “It is through transformative learning and development that they will be ready to practice in this capacity. The innovative spirit that MSOE is known for lends to the development of nurses who are ready to face the challenges of an unpredictable health care environment.”

Sabel is involved in several local and national nursing organizations, including the Southeast Wisconsin Nursing Alliance, Mental Health Nurse Educators Coalition, National League for Nursing, Wisconsin Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, and the Building Bridges to Advance Nursing Research Conference planning committee. She also serves as president of the Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International nursing honor society.