OUR TEAM (STAFF)

Carita Kerola

RN, BScN, MN, CCN(c)
Facilitator, Prevention & Wellness Centre
Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation

ckerola@ottawaheart.ca
Telephone: 613-696-7000 extension 17402

Overview

My name is Carita Kerola, I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. I realized at a young age that I wanted to care for people, so nursing was a natural fit. I completed my BScN at the University of Ottawa, and after graduating worked at The Ottawa Hospital in Nephrology. Two years later, I transferred to The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery where I was a staff nurse for 8 years. Here I really grew to appreciate teaching my patients about their illness and how to manage it. In 2016, I completed my Masters in Nursing with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education. I look forward to providing my clients in the CardioPrevent program a customized program that is based in best practice guidelines, but is also patient centered.