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Tracy Fasolino

Associate Professor

Office: 403 Edwards Hall
Phone: 864-888-7158

 Educational Background

PhD in Nursing Research
University of South Carolina 2009

Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Texas-Houston 2001

Clemson University 1997

 Courses Taught

N8050 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing
N8210 Adult Health
N9070 DNP Health Care Economics & Finance


Dr. Fasolino strives to advance nursing research and evidence based practice within the Upstate through health system partnerships and academic settings. She has an active NP practice with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, SC in the inpatient and outpatient Palliative Care Clinic. Her area of research is symptom management for patients with chronic, non-cancer illness with a focus on end-stage pulmonary conditions. She teaches at the Doctoral & Master's level and enjoys working with the Undergraduate students in the Global Health Certificate Program.

 Research Interests

Palliative care initiatives & outcomes for end-stage pulmonary & cardiovascular patients. Advancing direct patient care involvement in evidence based practice and research. The use of simulation for training students and practicing medical providers.

 Research Publications

Fasolino, T., Whitten, J., & Moylan, M. (in press). Nasal High Flow versus Conventional Oxygen Therapy for Postoperative Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.

Fasolino, T., Cain, M.M., Hugnagel, H., & McKee, H. (2019). Reducing Symptoms of Chronic Pulmonary Patients with Massage, Acupuncture, and Guided Imagery. Iris Journal of Nursing & Care, 1(5); 1-6.

Paquin, M., Fasolino, T., & Steck, M.B. (2019). Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Models: Challenges in Clinical Application. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Jun 1;23(3):256-259.

Fasolino, T. (2019). Addressing Challenges of Patients with Chronic Progressive Pulmonary Disease using Makerspace Environments. Creative Nursing, Feb 1: 25(1):46-52.

Fasolino T. & Adams, J. (2018). A Review of Parkinson’s Disease Dementia & Parkinson’s Disease; An Overview & Comparison with other Neurodegenerative Conditions. International Journal of Nursing & Hospice Care, 1(4), 12-15.

Fasolino T., Hollinger, W, et al. (2017). Embedded Palliative Care Provider in Pulmonary Practice; Discussion of the Structure, Process, and Outcomes. Archives of Palliative Care and Medicine, APCM-102.

Taylor, W., Pruitt, R., & Fasolino, T. (2017). Innovative Use of Service Learning to Enhance Baccalaureate Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Education. 56(9), 560-563.

Ashley J. & Fasolino T. (2016). Palliative and Hospice Care: Educational Needs of Inpatient Registered Nurses. Creative Nursing, 22(2), 1-7.

Fasolino T. & Phillips M. (2016). Utilizing Risk Readmission Tool for Non-Hospice Palliative Care Consults in Heart Failure Patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19(10), DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0228.

Volante M., Babu S., Chaturvedi H., Newsome N., Ebrahimi E., Roy T., Daily, S., & Fasolino T. (2016) Effects of Virtual Human Appearance Fidelity on Emotion Contagion in Affective Inter- Personal Simulations. IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 14(22);1326-25.

Fasolino T. & Whitright T. (2015). A Pilot Study to Identify Modifiable and Nonmodifiable Variables Associated with Osteoponia and Osteoporosis in Men. Orthopedic Nursing, 34(5), 289-93.

Fasolino T. & Verdin T. (2015) Nursing Surveillance and Physiological Signs of Deterioration. Medical-Surgical Nursing, 24(6); 397-402.

Wu Y., Babu S., Armstrong R., Bertrand J., Luo J., Roy T., Daily S., Duke L., Hodges L., & Fasolino, T. (2014). Effects of Virtual Human Animation on Emotion Contagion in Simulated Interpersonal Experiences. IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 20(4), 626-35.

Fasolino T. (2013). Diagnosing Takotusbo Cadiomyopathy: A Clinical Overview. Clinical Reviews, September 23(9), 32-34, 36, 41.

Fasolino T. & Snyder, R. (2012) Linking Nurse Characteristics, Team Member Effectiveness, Practice Environment and Medication Error Incidence. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(2);April-June.

 Honors and Awards

Editorial Board:
Archives of Palliative Care and Medicine & Journal of Nursing Science.

Honors & Awards:
Watt's Faculty Fellow, 2019.
Abode Rush & Spark Creative Faculty Workshop Recipient 2018 & 2019.
Open Enrollment Resources Stipend Awardee, Clemson University, Library Services. • 2015 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Nominee, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Greenville, SC.
2013 Hospice & Palliative Nursing Association Sponsored Conference Awardee. Hospice & Palliative Care Essay Submission.
Health, Education, and Human Development. Award of Excellence for Innovation, 2013.
Clemson University Faculty Fellow Service Award, 2011.
University of South Carolina, Graduate Student Award – Promising Researcher. Fall, 2009.


Examining the effect of an embedded outpatient PC clinic
Palliative & Hopsice Care: Educational Needs of Inpatient RNs
Utilizing Risk Readmission Tool for Nonhospice Palliative Care Consults
Nursing Surveillance & Physiological Signs of Deterioration
Addressing Challenges of Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease Using Makerspace Environments