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The CONnection News and Views from the University of South Carolina COLLEGE OF NURSING

MAY 2014

May – A Month of Celebration and New Beginnings

CON PhD candidate, Robin Estrada, with Dean Andrews at Convocation.

Inside This Issue Students’ Corner.................2-4 Online Institute...................5 Alumni & Development......6-7 Faculty & Staff Notes.........8-12 Events...................................11 CNL.......................................12

May is one of the busiest months in the College of Nursing. Final examinations, course completions and closeouts, research proposal submissions, clinic visits, Nurses Week celebrations, and of course -- graduation. This May, we will launch 230 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral prepared nurses into the workforce in South Carolina and beyond. Our graduates have demonstrated basic competencies and knowledge expected of a novice nurse, nurse practitioner, and/or nurse scientist. However we recognize that their journey as a life-long learner, a thought leader, an advocate, and a pioneer in this era of health reform is just beginning. Their character, integrity, ethics, honor, and passion will be a shining light on the incredible journey ahead. Our Gamecock Nursing “Village” expects great things from all of our students and alumni and, together, will support each other in every possible way. My challenge to our graduates: Go forth, set audacious goals, and then make them happen -- for yourself, your patients and populations you serve, and your noble profession of nursing. We hope to see all of our alumni at the 50th Annual Viana McCown Alumni Event on October 17, 2014 . More to details to come soon……. but go ahead and save the date and plan to join us. “Creativity is a consequence of action, not its motivation. Do what needs to be done and then ask whether it was possible.” Wade Davis Jeannette O. Andrews PhD, FNP, FN, FAAN Dean & Professor

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SNA Convention

The National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention was held in Nashville, TN on April 9-13. USC had 14 students attend, including three students from USC Lancaster and faculty advisors Gloria Fowler and Kate Chappell. The group was able to hear from excellent nurse leaders through plenary and focus sessions. Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF, Associate Director and Co-Director, Jefferson Interprofessional Education Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA spoke about Interprofessional Patient-Centered Care. Gloria Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA addressed convention attendees during opening ceremony with “What’s your hunch? Ideas that changed Nursing and Healthcare”. Rebecca Patton, MS, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Past President, American Nurses Association spoke several times at convention and gave many words of advice and wisdom related to nursing leadership.

Lauren Alexander is the recipient of the Promise of Nursing South Carolina Scholarship. Pictured here at the National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention in Nashville, TN.

Dominique Ciuffetelli, a USCL student, is featured in the heraldonline article Autism awareness, treatment ‘moving in the right direction’ USC students Rebecca Christopher and Tiffany Haselden presented their resolution for increased availability of accurate nutrition information, which passed in the House of Delegates with 91% support. Everyone who attended learned valuable information about our future as nurses and met some wonderful nurse leaders!

Read the Story Here.

USCL held their annual Lamp Lighting Ceremony on April 24th honoring their May 2014 BSN graduates.

Palmetto Gold

Justin Chavis, Lauren Bailey, Allison Wagenlander, and Rebecca Christopher (Senna Desjardins was absent due to clincials) were honored at the USC TOAST breakfast awards on April 3rd. Students at any level can be nominated who have displayed significant achievement during the past year by faculty, staff or other students.

Dee Minor: DNP Student, Class of 2016

Congratulations to Ashley Sirianni and Jordan Campbell, recipeints of the 2014 Palmetto Gold Student Scholarships. Pictured here at the April 12th Gala Celebration.

Rep. James E. Smith, District 72, Rep Beth Bernstein, District 78, Dee Minor, BSN, MSN, FNP, and Speaker of the House, Bobby Harrell. “The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program with College of Nursing has opened new doors for my career goals as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. While taking Health Policy and Politics this semester with Dr. Stephanie Burgess, I completed intern hours at the South Carolina State House shadowing House Representative, James E. Smith, District 72. I met several other House Members including The Speaker of the House, Mr. Bobby Harrell. My awareness of Health Policy and its impact on our nursing profession has been significantly enhanced because of my experience. It is important for all nurses to become involved with professional nursing organizations and state politicians to continue to positively transform the future of nursing.�

USC Breakthrough Scholar Robin Dawson Estrada, PhD student

College of Nursing PhD student, Robin Estrada, was selected as one of the 2014 Breakthrough Graduate Scholars. The fourteen awardees for 2014 include students from a wide variety of disciplines, who show phenomenal commitment to their fields through research and scholarly activity. An awards luncheon was held on April 3rd at the McCutcheon House on the Horseshoe. Robin successfully defended her dissertation based on her research study, An Analysis of Interpreter-Mediated Healthcare Interactions and will graduate this month. Read the Spring 2014 Breakthrough Magazine Here.

University Students Awards Day was held on the Horseshoe on April 17th. Congratulations to our CON seniors who were honored! Outstanding Service to CON: Allison Wagenlander Outstanding Service to CON: Melody Malbin Outstanding Community Service Award: Justin Chavis Outstanding Clinical Performance: Kaycee Hoover Outstanding Leadership Award: Jessica Grimes Outstanding Academic Achievement: Griffyn Brown Palmetto Gold Scholarship Award: Jordan Campbell Graduating Summa Cum Laude: Jalisa Evans, Amanda Granow, Casey Lewis, Francesca Martel, Kelsey Rolwood, Kelly Stout, Samantha Van Houten, Kaley Whims, Chelsea Williams


USC Salkehatchie Graduation

College of Nursing Convocation was held Thursday, May 8th at the Koger Center for the Arts. Faculty and staff gathered with family of friends to honor the 230 graduates. Click here to see more event photos.

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing presents

The Online Teaching Institute: A Complete Beginner’s Guide for Building a Successful Online Course

Do you need to know how to set up an on-line course? Would you like to improve an online course that you have already taught? This workshop is for you! Hands-on experience for everything you need to know to put a course online and teach it well. Co-taught by a successful instructional designer and two experienced online educators from the USC College of Nursing, this class is for instructors with no or limited prior experience with online teaching, academic program administrators, and anybody who is interested in online teaching and learning.



6th - 8th College of Nursing 1601 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29208

REGISTER HERE For more information contact Cheryl Nelson at cheryl.nelson@ or 803.777.8777 The Center for Nursing Leadership is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

We are proud that U.S. News and World Report counts our online graduate programs among the nation’s best. In this workshop, we will take an evidence-based approach to online teaching and share with you the strategies that have proven to be successful both in our college and at large. This workshop explores the basic components of on-line course delivery. Participants will learn how to: ◆ Adapt existing course documents for online presentation ◆ Build an attractive and easy-to-navigate course site in a course management system ◆ Create engaging online activities ◆ Communicate with large groups of online students in an efficient and effective manner ◆ Assess student learning in multiple formats. Meet your instructional team: Vera Polyakova-Norwood, Director of Distributed Learning at the USC College of Nursing, has extensive experience in developing online courses for a variety of student audiences and has achieved recognition for designing authentic and engaging online projects and activities for large and small groups of learners. Dr. Mary Boyd and Dr. JoAnne Herman are senior faculty members at the College of Nursing. They are early adopters and enthusiastic champions of online course delivery and student-centered approaches to teaching.

VITAL SIGNS....An Update from Alumni and Development Sue Scally Each year in May we pause to remember Dr. Sue Lingo Scally. Sue played a key role in establishing the Certificate of Graduate Study in Gerontology Program at USC. The program is an interdisciplinary certificate program and addresses the needs of community professionals and full- and part-time students who are either currently engaged in planning, administration, and provision of services for older adults, or who have an interest in pursuing this work. The program was established for students earning their master’s or doctoral degrees in one or more of the Health Sciences or related disciplines to prepare them for career paths in the expanding fields of gerontology and geriatrics. A Committee of friends, along with Sue’s husband Billy Scally and Sue’s family, established the scholarship to remember her life of commitment for advocacy and leadership in Eldercare Policy and Programs. Sue’s scholarship will provide stipends to one or more students selected from the USC Health Sciences disciplines -- College of Nursing, College of Social Work, Arnold School of Public Health, School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy -- or related disciplines such as HRT-food management, etc. who are interested in enrolling in the Certificate program. You can make the difference with your gift as we reach the goal to fully fund The Sue Lingo Scally Endowed Fellowship Fund. By making a one-time or on-going annual gift/pledge, you can help ensure that Sue’s legacy lives on in new leaders who are making a difference. We are pushing to the end of the goal of $25,000. To date gifts/pledges total $13,573, and with a final push you can help assure that Sue’s life is honored in perpetuity. Her scholarship fund has a ripple effect, impacting not only those who completes the Certificate of Graduate Study in Gerontology Program, but those whose lives they, in turn, make better. Christy DeGregory, Ruth Seigler, Terri Whirrett, Calvert Klopp, Barbara Kelley, Keller Barron, Monica Cromer and Caryn Little. Committee members not shown Kay Mitchell, Mary Bundrick and Katherine Leith.

Congratulations to our Alumni 2014 Palmetto Gold Recipents! Lillian M. Bouknight, MSN (’00), RN, CNE Assistant Professor Newberry College of Nursing Debra M. Chalker, RN, CAPA, ADN (’76) Outpatient Services Clinical Manager Aiken Regional Medial Centers Sylvia Christian-James, MSN, RN, ADN (’77) Nursing Supervisor and Educator Tuomey Healthcare System Sharon K. Elder, RN, CNOR, ADN (’84) OR Clinical Supervisor Aiken Regional Medical Centers Tracy Fasolino, PhD (’09), FNP, ACHPN Assistant Professor Clemson University School of Nursing Margaret Hindman, PhD, APRN (’96), MN (’81), BSN (’77), FNP-BC, CNL Director of Graduate Studies University of South Carolina Upstate Christopher L. Howe, BSN (’02), RN, MHA, ARM-E, CPHRM, FASHRM Director of Quality – Nursing Self Regional Healthcare Jenelle Martin, MSN, RN, CDE, BSN (’77) Clinical Nurse Specialist Palmetto Health Baptist Shannon McCandless, BSN (’09), RN, CNE Nurse Educator Greenville Health System Amanda J. Mills, MSN, RN, BSN (’86) Chief Nursing Officer McLeod Loris Seacoast Wanda Scharstein, BSN (’79), RN Staff Nurse McLeod Darlington Ellen Synovec, BSN (‘72), MN (‘83), MBA, RN, NEA-BC Clinical Associate Professor University of South Carolina

Do you know an outstanding College of Nursing Alumnus? 2014 NOMINATION FORMS can be found here. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2014. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Viana McCown Lectureship and Alumni Day Monica Cromer at the April 11th Carolina

baseball game vs. Florida. Monica and Dean Andrews hosted CON Partnership Board members Steve and Renatta Loquist.

Capstone Conference Center FRIDAY October 17, 2014 Homecoming Weekend All Gifts and Pledges to support Nursing can be sent to: USC College of Nursing 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 736 Columbia, SC 29208 Gift Processing

CON alumnus, Kahlil Demonbreun DNP, BSN (‘94), MSN (‘98), is featured in the Greenville Journal article, Doctor Who? which discusses changing the NP scope of practice laws. Dr. Demonbreun is a women’s health nurse practitioner and faculty member at the MUSC College of Nursing in Charleston, SC. Read the Story Here.

Checks Made Payable to the USC Educational Foundation or at our website To learn how you can make a difference at USC College of Nursing contact the Development Office at 803-777-3468.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Dr. Ronit Elk has been invited to review research

applications for the NIH Delivery and Methodologies (HDM) Health Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section (HDEP). She has also been invited to serve on the national organization, AAHPM Research Committee, for two years. Dr. Elk has completed Phase 1 of her Palliative Care Study. Dr. Keith Plowden successfully completed the

Certified Nurse Educator Examination.

Dr. Laura Hein participated in the First Annual SC

LGBT Leadership Summit. March 7-8, 2014.

Dr. Laura Hein was a panelist at The Affordable Care

Act and the SC LGBT Community. SC LGBT Business Guild. January 9, 2014. Mary Androne has been elected the Special Proj-

ects Chair at the Business Officer of Nursing Schools (BONUS) conference. BONUS is the business officers group with AACN. Lonnie Rosier, Simulation Technician and Pro-

Professor Kate Chappell received the University Clinical Practice Teaching Award at an awards ceremony on April 30th.

grammer, is graduating with his Masters in Library Science. Larialmy Allen has accepted the position of the

Student Services Program Coordinator II for the graduate nursing programs. Stacie Clark, Office of the Dean, is graduating cum

laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology.

Faculty Publications Laura Szadek, DNP program graduate and Kathleen Scharer, “Identification, Prevention, and Treatment of Chil-

dren With Decreased Bone Mineral Density,” Journal of Pediatric Nursing. In Press. Nathaniel Bell’s manuscript “Routine versus ad hoc screening

Welcome to the CON!

for acute stress following injury: Who would benefit and what are the opportunities for prevention?” has been accepted for publication in BMC Journal of Trauma Management and Outcomes. Friedman DB, Brandt HM, Freedman DA, Adams SA, Young VM, Ureda JR, and JR Hebert. Innovative and Community-Driven Communication Practices of the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. Preventing Chronic Disease, In Press, 2014. Heiney SP, Adams SA, and Khang L. A Comparison Be-

tween Self-Reported and Registry-Reported Treatment Adherence Among African American Women With Breast Cancer. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship, In Press, 2014.

Courtney Jones Program Coordinator SC Center for Nursing Leadership

Greiner KA, Friedman DB, Adams SA, Gwede CK, Cupertino P, Engelman KK, Meade CD, and Hébert JR. Effective recruitment strategies and community-based participatory research: community networks program centers��� recruitment in cancer prevention studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 23(3):416-23; 2014. PMID: 24609851

Palmetto Gold

Faculty Presentations Drs. Andrews, Burgess, LaSala and McKinney presented a proposal on April 7th to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to increase access to mental health care in SC by increasing the number of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners prepared through our upcoming PsychNP Masters, Post Masters certificate and DNP program. 41 out of 46 counties in SC are underserved for mental health. Hein, L. C. & Scharer, K. (2014, March 29).

The Composition of Support Groups in the LGBT Community – Input from Consumers. Oral presentation. International Society of Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurses. Greenville, SC. The Palmetto Gold Gala was held April 12th at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Congratulations to our CON Faculty Recipients, Dr. Joan Culley, Professor Ellen Synovec and Professor Ann Scott. We are so proud of our Carolina Nurses! See more event photos HERE.

Kathleen Scharer “Examining the Current State

of Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.” International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses , 7th Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and 16th Annual Conference, Greenville, SC, March 2014 Hein, L. C. (2014, March 25) Diversity vs. Inclu-

sion in Academia and in Practice. Keynote speaker. Come Out for Health. Medical College of Georgia. Georgia Regents University. Dr. Laura Hein presented at Obamacare and the

LGBT Community. Harriett Hancock LGBT Center. February 18, 2014 Berger, K. & Kelchner, V. (2014, March 28).

Project Success: An Innovative Collaboration between Nursing and Counseling to Address High School Dropout in a Higher At-Risk Population [Presentation]. International Society of Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurses 14th Annual Conference, Greenville, South Carolina.

Berger, K. & Kelchner, V. (2014, March 26-28).

Evaluation of Project Success, a Nursing/Counseling Collaborative Intervention to Prevent High School Dropout [Poster Session]. International Society of Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurses 14th Annual Conference, Greenville, South Carolina.

Happy Nurses Week! National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2014 Nurses Leading The Way

Adams SA; Arrington AK; Bell N; Eberth JM; Salloum RG; and SP Heiney. A Comparison of

Breast Cancer Treatment Received Between Participants and Non-Participants of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program in South Carolina. Accepted to: 7th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, 2014. Risendal B, Dwyer A, Callihan E, Patterson AK, Lipscomb J, Birken SA, Adams SA, Heiney SP, Friedman DB, and MG Ory. Activities to Promote and Support Survivorship Care Planning at the State Level: A Report from the CDC/NCI Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. Accepted to: 7th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, 2014.

The Cancer Survivorship Center The Cancer Survivorship Center is dedicated to alleviating the burden and suffering from cancer in South Carolinians. The center’s researchers have a strong history and continuing interest in cancer control from prevention to survival. A focus of the center is in identifying and intervening on factors that produce an unequal burden of suffering, particularly among minority populations. Federally funded work by Sue Heiney and Swann Adams include behavior interventions for breast cancer prevention and survival, development of a mammography screening registry in South Carolina and social connection in African-American communities. Faculty members that make up the center include: Dr. Swann Adams, Dr. Sue Heiney, Dr. Nate Bell, Dr. Ronit Elk. Dr. Karen McDonnell, and Dr. Tisha Felder.

Student-Led Research Under The Cancer Survivorship Center Samson M and SA Adams. The Association of Diabetes in Breast Cancer among African-American and EuropeanAmerican populations in South Carolina, Accepted for oral presentation: 17th Annual Graduate Student Day, 2014. Bevel M, Adams SA, Heiney SP, Brandt HM, Wirth MD, Khan S, Johnson H, Wineglass CM, Warren-Jones TY, Murphy EA, and J.R. Hebert.The Sistas Inspiring Sistas Through Activity and Support (SISTAS) Research Study: Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Diet among African-American Women in South Carolina (2011-2016), Accepted to: Seventh Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture, 2014. Samson M and SA Adams. The Association of Diabetes in Breast Cancer among African-American and EuropeanAmerican populations in South Carolina, Accepted to: Seventh Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture, 2014. Nursing PhD student, Pearman Parker submitted an application for the Jonas Scholarship, 2014. Dr. Swann Adams will be serving as her mentor for the work on this application.

Dr. Sue Heiney

Dr. Swann Adams

Current projects include: ◆ Psychometric analysis of Powe fatalism inventory modified ◆ Social connection in African-American women with breast cancer ◆ Treatment adherence in African-American women with breast cancer ◆ Interval breast cancers among African-American women ◆ Travel distance and breast cancer mortality among a multicultural cohort ◆ Road congestion and breast cancer incidence and mortality in South Carolina ◆ Innovative uses of geospatial methods in breast cancer disparities research ◆ The Sistas Inspiring Sistas Through Activity and Support (SISTAS) study ◆ Partnerships with federally qualified health centers to acquire and utilize health data

Dr. Sue Heiney’s book, Cancer in Our Family, Second Edition: Helping Children Cope with a Parent’s Illness, has been named as one of three (of four) finalists in the prestigious 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition, in the following category: Parenting & Family Issues. The Gold Award winner will be announced in a ceremony at Book Expo America on May 28 in New York City.

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Grants Funded

Goodbye Professors Leaphart & Scharer!

Swann Adams and Nathaniel Bell, “The Relationship of Trauma and Cancer: From Initial Diagnosis to Treatment Delay.” ASPIRE I grant funded by the University of South Carolina Office of the Vice President for Research. Nathaniel Bell, “An interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation of the social determinants of trauma outcomes.” Social Sciences Grant Program funded by the USC Office of the Provost. Nathaniel Bell and Swann Adams, “Geographic access to post-acute rehabilitation services after injury,” ASPIRE I grant funded by the University of South Carolina Office of the Vice President for Research. Senna Desjardins, Nursing Student; Kate Chappell, Co-Mentor; Abbas Tavakoli, Co-Mentor, “Examining Relationships between Primary Caregivers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Score and Type of Child Abuse Allegations in the Family.” Magellan Scholars Program funded by the USC Office for Undergraduate Research.

The College of Nursing held Retirement Receptions for both Professor Eileen Leaphart and Dr. Kathy Scharer. They celebrated with colleagues, friends and family. Good luck, the CON will miss you both!

Sue P. Heiney, Swann Adams and Tisha Felder, “Patient Centered Treatment Adherence to Hormonal Therapy.” ASPIRE I grant funded by the USC Office of Vice President for Research. Karen K. McDonnell, Sue P. Heiney, DeAnne K.H. Messias, “Living with Lung Cancer: Receptivity and Preferences for Risk-reducing Behavior Change Among African American Families.” ACS IRG SOAR-USC Grant funded by the American Cancer Society/USC School of Pharmacy. DeAnne K.H. Messias, “Women’s Well-Being Initiative’s Arts-Based Community Interventions for At-risk Youth.” ASPIRE II Grant funded by the USC Vice President for Research. Joynelle Rivers and Tisha Felder, “Reducing disparities, reducing risks: Promoting breastfeeding among African American women.” IAAR Fellowship from the Institute for African American Research.

Grants Submitted

UPCOMING EVENTS May 9th and 10th Commencement

May 12th

Nathaniel Bell and Swann Adams, “When Cancer is Identified After Injury: What are the Outcomes?” Pilot Grant submitted to Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC).

Maymester Begins

Swann Adams and Sue P. Heiney, “Multi-Level, Community-Clinical Cancer Prevention and Control Interventions.” SIP-14-011submitted to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CPCP Colloquium Series Featuring Dr. Ronit Elk 10-11:30 Discovery I, Room 140

Sue P. Heiney and Swann Adams, “Multi-State Intervention: Self Care and Survivor Care Planning.”SIP-14-015 submitted to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Nursing Leadership Summit Contact:

Amelia Joseph and Rita Snyder, “Components of Nurse Surveillance in Failure to Rescue Situations: An Exploratory Study.” Submitted to American Nurses Foundation/ SouthernNursing Research Society.

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June 2 & 3

June 6-8

The Online Teaching Institute Contact Cheryl Nelson at

2014 Nursing Leadership Summit Sponsored by the SC OVOP Future of Nursing Action Coalition June 2 & 3 – Hilton Head Island, SC The SC Center for Nursing Leadership (housed at the USC College of Nursing) and the SCHA are co-leaders of the SC Action Coalition (AC) and want to invite you to join a select group of your colleagues at the 2014 Nursing Leadership Summit. This special meeting will be held at the Sonesta Hotel on Hilton Head Island, SC., and will feature three national speakers who will help our AC move the work of the IOM Future of Nursing Report forward – Dr. Sue Hassmiller, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Senior Advisor for Nursing; Dr. Maureen Sroczynski, President, Fairly Associates and Consultant to the Center to Champion Nursing in America; and Mr. William “Bill” Lecher, President of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, and Senior Clinical Director at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Nurse leaders will convene on June 2nd for an afternoon of focused work on two issues: ◆ Establishing a model for educational progression to move our BSN workforce toward the 80% level by 2020; and ◆ Developing three leadership programs to prepare our nursing workforce for current and future leadership opportunities. On June 3rd, our speakers will address the following: ◆ Dr. Hassmiller – “The Future of Nursing: Perspective & Putting It Into Action” ◆ Dr. Sroczynski – “Creativity & Connections: Building a Framework for Nursing Education & Practice” ◆ Mr. Lecher – “Moving Diversity in Nursing from Planning Toward Action” Additionally on June 3rd, our colleagues from the Georgia Future of Nursing Action Coalition will join us and give an update on their work. It will be excellent for the two states to compare notes and perhaps develop collaborative work along the way. We want to encourage education/service associates to attend these sessions if at all possible, as it is through these partnerships that the National Campaign for Action will have successful outcomes. We would also like students to come and have a special registration fee to make that affordable. Costs for the meeting – other than meals and hotel rooms – will be covered by the SC Action Coalition through the support of our RWJF State Implementation Program grant and the generous matching funds from our SIP grant donors. If you are interested in joining this exceptional group, please email the SC Center for Nursing Leadership for registration information:

PhD in Nursing Science The PhD in Nursing Science has prepared professional nurses for research careers in academic and health care settings for more than 25 years. The PhD core curriculum includes philosophy and theory of nursing science and research design, methods, and analytic approaches. Beyond the core, each student has an individualized program of study and is mentored by Nursing faculty in one of three major Research Emphasis Areas: Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Systems Research.

Highlights of the PhD Program at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing:

● Access to a wide range of academic and interdisciplinary resources on the flagship USC campus

● New fellowships and stipends are available for qualified applicants

● Two Research Centers: Healthcare Process Redesign Center and Cancer Survivorship Center

For more information contact: PhD Program Office College of Nursing University of South Carolina Williams-Brice Building, Room 305 Columbia, SC 29208 Phone: 803-777-0290 Fax: 803-777-4507 E-mail:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE OF NURSING No Limits to our Teaching • First and largest BSN and nursing graduate programs in the state of SC • 94%-100% NCLEX and Nurse Practitioner Board Pass Rates, exceeding both state and national averages • New PhD student fellowships and stipends • National and Internationally recognized faculty • Online graduate programs ranked top in the country by US News and World Report No Limits to our Innovation • State-of-the-art Client Simulation Lab providing revolutionizing and quality education to students • Cutting edge research in health care delivery, cancer survivorship, health promotion, and vulnerable populations • 4th DNP program in the country, now provided online • Center for Nursing Leadership is leading state-wide action coalitions responsive to the national Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action No Limits to our Caring • The College of Nursing’s Children and Family Healthcare Center is the only nurse managed medical home in South Carolina • Our dedicated expert clinical faculty provide comprehensive healthcare to all ages of an underserved population • Over 90 scholarships provided each year to our students, with the generosity from our alumni and donors • Well established partnerships with health systems and stakeholders across the state No Limits to our Scholarship • National leaders in nursing research with 70% of our tenure track faculty having received NIH funding • Diverse portfolio of research funding from NCI, NINR, NHLBI, NLM, CDC, HRSA, Duke Foundation, & others • Two Research Centers: Healthcare Process and Redesign Center and Cancer Survivorship Center

CONTACT US College of Nursing University of South Carolina 1601 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29208 Office of the Dean: 803-777-3861 Office of Academic Affairs: 803-777-7412 Information Resource Center: 803-777-1213

Office of Research: 803-777-7413 Center for Nursing Leadership 803-777-3039 Employment Opportunities

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