Carol O’Leary, MSN, CPNP
PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Born in Austin and raised the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Carol O’Leary received her Associates Degree in Nursing and became a registered nurse in 1999. She later decided to further her education and get her Bachelors and Masters degree in Nursing at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She completed her Masters in 2011.
Carol began her nursing career as a Neonatal ICU nurse at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She then began working for Children’s Medical Center in Dallas where she was a charge nurse, team leader and preceptor on the inpatient surgery/neurosurgery/craniofacial units. She spent her last year at Children’s in the ER referral center as a charge nurse. She returned to the NICU while pursuing her graduate education. Her first year as a pediatric nurse practitioner was spent in the fast track area of the ER at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas followed by 5 years in a primary care pediatrics office in Cross Roads, TX.
O’Leary is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and received her Texas Advanced Practice Nurse License in the Summer of 2011. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
As a mother, she is able to relate to her patients and families better. “I am mother to two boys, Mikey and Ryan who are now 12 and 10, and a daughter, Caroline who is 8 years old. I recently married my loving husband, Curtis, and I have three stepdaughters, Dakota, Hannah and Sheila, who are 9, 17 and 18. They all keep me very busy but definitely make life more fun and complete! I know from experience how challenging parenting can be at times and rewarding also. As a family, we play games, see movies, check out local attractions and try to just enjoy our time together. We are also all animal lovers and have 3 dogs, Boba, Xena and Khaleesi, and a hedgehog, Quilliam”
“I cannot imagine a bigger privilege or responsibility than to be entrusted with a child’s healthcare. For a parent to trust you to support them in raising a happy, healthy child is the biggest compliment and I strive to exceed their expectations in the care of their child. The bonus is, kids are awesome! What is better than hearing a 4 year old tell you a joke or teenager getting you up to date on new slang, video games, music, etc? I am very blessed to get to do what I do every day and very excited about caring for the families here at Pediatric People!”