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Kathy Neeley, MSN, RN, CCRN is an instructor in the accelerated Bachelor of Science program. Ms. Neeley’s association with MUSC began in 2002 with her position as a clinical nurse coordinator in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit. She received a Master of Science degree in nursing from MUSC in 2007, and has held various adjunct faculty positions in the undergraduate BSN program. Ms. Neeley began her nursing career in Pennsylvania and Ohio where she developed her specialty in critical care nursing at the Sharon Regional Health System and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She has extensive experience in medical, cardiac, and cardiothoracic critical care. In addition, she has maintained a Critical Care Certification (CCRN) from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) since 1988.

Stuart ReceiVes Barton distinguished Fellow Award ACMHA, The College for Behavioral Health Leadership, selected Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN for their 2012 Barton Distinguished Fellow Award. The Barton Distinguished Fellow Award, named after one of ACMHA’s founders, honors an ACMHA member who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the leadership of the College and to the field of behavioral health leadership and policy. The award was presented during ACMHA’s annual summit, Healthy Supports, Healthy Communities: Improving the Health of Communities Through Social Supports, that was held in March in Charleston.


Shannon Smith, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN is an instructor in the accelerated Bachelor of Science program. Dr. Smith received both her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in adult health nursing from the MUSC College of Nursing. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of South Carolina. Board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a clinical nurse specialist in adult health, Dr. Smith also is certified in gastroenterology nursing. Prior to joining the College, Dr. Smith was an educator in the nursing department of a local community college and has held adjunct faculty roles with schools of nursing since 2001. She has eight years of experience in nursing case management and has been a part of the MUSC family for over 20 years. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, and a Lifetime Member of the College of Nursing’s Alumni Association. She was the recipient of the United States Department of Commerce Scholarship awarded through the South Carolina Nurses Foundation (2009, 2010). Dr. Smith also received the Outstanding Abstract Award from the South Carolina Public Health Association in 2010. Her interests include health literacy, readmission prevention, and chronic disease management.


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Five College of Nursing faculty received the Palmetto Gold Nurse award. The recognition program was initiated in 2001 when a group of nursing leaders developed a program to recognize excellence in nursing practice. In April, the program celebrated its 11th anniversary during the annual gala held in Columbia. College of Nursing faculty recognized this year include: Berry

B. Conner

Anderson, PhD, RN,


Brian Conner, PhD, RN, Ruth Conner, PhD, RN, Sally Kennedy, PhD, RN, FNP-C and Ida Spruill, PhD, RN, R. Conner


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Lifelines Spring/Summer 2012  

MUSC College of Nursing magazine - Spring/Summer 2012

Lifelines Spring/Summer 2012  

MUSC College of Nursing magazine - Spring/Summer 2012