Carolyn E. Crumley, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN


Adjunct Assistant Professor
Coordinator, CNS Program of Study

Phone: 816.550.1872
Fax: 573.884.4544

Sinclair School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult Health, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse

Interest Area(s)

Wound, Ostomy, Continence; Post-Thrombotic Syndrome; Venous Thromboembolism; Evidence-Based Practice


  • BSN, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • DNP, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO


  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult Health (American Nurses Credentialing Center)


Bio and Professional Experience

Dr. Carolyn Crumley has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, ambulatory care, long term care, home health and independent consulting. Her primary clinical focus is wound, ostomy and continence care with previous experience in infection control and prevention. She is currently employed as a Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing as the Section Editor of the Evidence-Based Report Card feature. 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • N8710 – Clinical Management of Acute and Critical Care Problems
  • N8720 – Symptom Management of Acute and Chronic Illness
  • N9070 – DNP Clinical Residency
  • N9080 – DNP Residency Project
  • N9087 – Leadership and Transformational Role Institute


  • Stokes, A.L., Crumley, C., Taylor-Thompson, K., & Cheng, A.L. (2016). Prevalence of fecal incontinences in the acute care setting. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 43(5), 517-522.
  • Crumley, C., Dale, B., Graeter, J., & Jinbo, A. (2016). Pressure ulcer evaluation: Clinical Resource Guide. Mount Laurel, NJ: Would Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society.
  • Crumley, C. (2011) Post-thrombotic Syndrome Patient Education Based on the Health Belief Model: Self-reported Intention to Comply With Recommendations. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 38(6).

Selected Presentations and Lectures

  • Wound Assessment & Treatment. Phelps Regional Medical Center. 2019
  • Management of Lower Extremity Wounds. University of Missouri Advanced Practice Assessment & Skills. 2018.
  • Wound Management in the Elderly Client. University of Missouri Annual Gerontology Update. 2017. 
  • Advanced Wound Management. University of Missouri Advanced Practice Assessment & Skills. 2017. 
  • WOC Nurses: Who We Are and What We Do. National Student Nurses Association. Kansas City, MO. 2016.
  • Wound Care Management. University of Missouri-Kansas City Pharmacology Update. 2016.
  • Diagnosing, Staging & Treating Pressure Injuries. University of Missouri-Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference. Columbia, Mo. 2016.
  • A Toolkit to Decrease Alarm Fatigue. University of Missouri Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference. Columbia, Mo. 2015.
  • Alarm Fatigue: Strategies to Safely Manage Clinical Alarms and Prevent Alarm Fatigue. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 2015. 
  • Optimizing CNS Education. Greater Kansas City Clinical Nurse Specialists Group. CNS Collaborative. Shawnee Mission, KS. 2014.
  • APRN Consensus Model, Credentialing and Titling (Keynote speaker, with Dr. Deidre Wipke-Tevis). Barnes-Jewish Hospital APR Conference. St. Louis, MO. 2014.
  • Building a Continence Containment Program. Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society Annual Conference. Nashville, TN. 2014.

Honors and Awards

  • MU Coulter Award – Biomedical Accelerator – Smart Bandage: Device for the Prevention & Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers, with Dr. Xueju Wang – 2019
  • Community Nurse of the Year, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies Alumni Service Award, 2013


  • American Nurses Association/Missouri Nurses Association
  • Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists