Buch, Carrie, PhD, RN


Associate Professor 
3045 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8715

Dr. Buch  has been teaching in the School of Nursing since 2000.Associate Professor, she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses - most recently professional foundations courses at the undergraduate level and theory and research at the graduate level.Her research focus has been on quality of life at the end of life, caring practice and student outcomes. Dr. Buch  has served as the SON assessment liaison evaluation coordinator and the track facilitator of the MSN in Nursing Education track. She has also served on a number of university committees and has chaired the University Assessment Committee and the Teaching & Learning Committee.


  • PhD in Nursing from Wayne State University
  • MS in Community Health Nursing from University of Michigan
  • BSN from Oakland University

Research Area Interests 

  • Human Trafficking
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality online teaching


  • Motley, J., & Buch, C. (2016). Quality of life in dementia. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(9), 122 – 126. doi:10.5430/jnep.v6n9p122
  • Buch, C. L. (2015). Evaluation: Objectives vs. outcomes. In M. J. Smith, R. Carpenter, & J. J. Fitzpatrick (Eds.), Encyclopedia of nursing education. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Oligario, G. C., Buch, C., & Piscotty, R. (2015). Nurses’ assessment of delirium with underlying dementia in end-of-life care. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 17(1), 16 – 21. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000099
  • Myler, L., Buch, C., Hagerty, B., Ferrari, M., & Murphy, S. (In Press).Mentor satisfaction using a new model of clinical education. Nursing Education Perspectives. doi:10.5480/13-1091.1
  • Price, D., Buch, C., & Hagerty, B. (2015). Measuring confidence in nursing graduates within the framework of the AACN Essentials. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(2), 116 – 117. doi: 10.5480/13-1162.1
  • Seurynck, K., Buch, C. L., Ferrari, M., & Murphy, S. (2014). Comparison of nurse mentor and instructor evaluation of clinical performance. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(3), 195-196. doi:10.5480/12-819.1
  • Piscotty, R., Grobbel, C., & Abele, C. (2013). Initial psychometric evaluation of the nursing quality and safety self-inventory: A self-report measure of nursing students’ quality and safety knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(5), 269 – 274. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130412-03
  • Abele, C., Penprase, B., & Ternes, R. (2013). A closer look at academic probation and attrition: What courses are predictive of nursing student success? Nurse Education Today, 33, 258 – 261. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.11.017

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau Theta Psi Chapter
  • American Nursing Association