Carol Gullo Mest, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC
Director of Graduate Nursing Programs; Professor
Dr. Carol G. Mest is a professor of nursing and director of the graduate nursing programs. She has been board certified as an adult nurse practitioner for more than 30 years and has served in a wide variety of primary care roles, including adult health/internal medicine, occupational health, migrant health, student health, and public health in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley.
Her teaching responsibilities include Advanced Health and Physical Assessment, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Advanced Procedures, and the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty courses. In addition, she teaches Community Assessment and Health Planning for the MBA Program.
Dr. Mest has redesigned and developed all of the MSN Program offerings, as well as the DNP Program, throughout her 20+ years at DeSales University. She has secured more than $1.8 million in grants to support student tuition, to hire and retain faculty, and to purchase three human patient simulators for the Department of Nursing and Health. She served as the faculty counselor for the Mu Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International for six years. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American College of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. Mest is active in many community and service organizations. She has served on several boards, most recently as a trustee of the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown and a trustee of Sacred Heart Hospital. She is a member of the Medical Reserve Corps/ServPA for the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem. She serves as the education liaison for the Lehigh Valley Nurse Practitioner Association. Dr. Mest maintains an active clinical practice with Matrix Medical and Optum Health Services.
Dr. Mest received her BSN from West Chester University and her MSN/ANP from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Ph.D. at Temple University with a concentration in health program planning.