Nurse Carey is a lifelong Bergen County resident. She graduated from The College of New Jersey with a BS, and Nursing degree. Upon graduation, she began her nursing career at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Medical Center, in New York.  She worked on a pediatric medicine and orthopaedic unit. Ms. Carey was then employed in a physician private practice at New York Presbyterian Hospital for 10 years.  In private practice, she had many roles. She was a nurse and manager for a large plastic surgery practice, and was involved in research.  While working at NYPH, Ms. Carey earned a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, Mailman School Public Health. When the physician retired, she began working in administration at Holy Name Medical Center, in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Ms. Carey wanted to return to clinical practice in the pediatric population. She received her School Nurse and Health Education Certifications at Felician College in 2007. Nurse Carey completed her health education student teaching, grades K-12, in the Clifton Public Schools, and completed her elementary school nurse field experience at Woodside Avenue School.  After this, she never really left Woodside Avenue School.  She has served as a substitute school nurse since 2007 and has worked part time in Franklin Lakes since 2008.

Ms. Carey lives close by in Ramsey, with her husband, son and dog. She is excited to be working full time at Woodside Avenue School and looks forward to getting to know your children, caring for them and teaching them important information about their health.