Aubree Bussa-Carlson, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor
Aubree Carlson

Summary

Dr. Aubree Bussa-Carlson received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience in 2012 followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014. She then received a Master of Science in Nursing in 2017 in the nurse educator track through the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, earning a PhD in Nursing Science with an emphasis on health determinants science. Dr. Carlson has worked in the acute care setting as a telemetry and medical-surgical RN, and in the outpatient setting as a RN Care Coordinator and a pulmonary rehabilitation nurse specialist. She is passionate about working with both undergraduate and graduate students, utilizing active learning techniques to enhance student engagement and understanding. Dr. Carlson’s program of research focuses on symptom science and health services research, with an emphasis on the delivery of symptom management programs for patients with chronic lung disease via telehealth to improve patient outcomes.  

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor – Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist – Renown Health
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant – Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • RN Care Coordinator – University of Nevada, Reno Family Medicine
  • Telemetry/Medical-Surgical RN – VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

Scholarly Work

  • Carlson, A., Morrison, H., Taylor-Piliae, R., & Shea, K. (2024). Symptom correlations among patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference. Salt Lake City, UT
  • Carlson, A., Morrison, H., Taylor-Piliae, R., & Shea, K. (2023). Feasibility of a telehealth-delivered breathing intervention for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Poster Presentation. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Summit. Orlando, FL
  • Carlson, A. (2023). Pulmonary rehabilitation: The first essential step. Podium Presentation. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Summit. Orlando, FL
  • Carlson, A., Morrison, H., & Taylor-Piliae, R. (2023) Using the UCSF symptom management theory to manage dyspnea in patients with IPF. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference. Tucson, AZ
  • Carlson, A., & Gephart, S. (2022). Measurement of perceived stress among Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASBSN) students. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference. Portland, OR
  • Carlson, A. (2021). Increasing COPD self-management strategies through nurse-to-patient education. Poster Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference. Virtual
  • Carlson, A. (2019). Interstitial lung disease, Nevada RNFormation, 28(3), 11.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2023) – Nursing Science, University of Arizona
  • Master of Science (2017) – Nursing, Nurse Educator, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor of Science (2014) – Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor of Science (2012) – Neuroscience, University of Nevada, Reno