This College is pleased to announce that online student Carol Weir has been chosen to speak on behalf of the online graduating class at the College’s Virtual Commencement on May 9, 2020.

2020 Online student speaker Carol WeirCarol M. Weir ’12, ’20, who is from Bayonne, New Jersey, is graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, and with a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on leadership. She grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and at 17 years old started her education at the Western General Hospital where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Carol earned her undergraduate degree in business from Saint Joseph’s College, Maine; graduating cum laude in 2012.

Carol’s nursing career started in England, where she worked in the operating room before emigrating to the United States of America where she has had the opportunity to live and work in different parts of the U.S.A. After emigrating, she worked as an intensive care nurse and a critical care flight nurse in Texas, then Louisiana. After a move to Maine, where she worked as a charge nurse and supervisor she designed a clinical documentation system and started her own company. The company prompted a move to Pennsylvania, and after it was sold to a software developer Carol and her husband, George, moved to the NYC metro area, Bayonne, New Jersey.

Throughout her nursing career, Carol discovered a passion for leadership and entrepreneurship. She has held many leadership positions over the years to include team leader, charge nurse, nursing supervisor and director. Carol currently is the Executive Director for a visiting nurse organization, and passionate about the importance of transformational and servant leadership, especially as it applies to the continuum of patient care.

Carol’s graduate work at Saint Joseph’s College included the development of an advance care planning model, allowing patients to explore their advance planning options freely and privately in the clinical setting and is a corner stone for palliative care in the community and in clinical settings. She plans to continue using her Master’s degrees as Nurse Executive, and hopes to finish her nurse practitioner courses and nursing faculty. Carol serves as a Board Member for Hudson Hospice and serves on the Ethics team for Bayonne Medical Center.

Carol is the proud mother of Thomas, Michelle and Andrew, and proud Nana to Mahlon, Eloise and Archer.