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College of Nursing


Faculty and Staff

Ellen Adkins, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

E-mail: adkinse@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-2910
Fax: 803-777-3771
Office:

College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 526
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States

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Background

University of South Carolina College of Nursing

Nursing Practice
Jan 2008 – May 2012
Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Columbia University School of Nursing Nursing Aug 1977 – May 1981 Bachelor of Science Nursing

Teaching

Clinical Faculty Aug 2014 - present
Undergraduate Medical-Surgical Nursing
University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, Columbia, SC

Clinical Instructor Aug 2012 – Dec 2012
Undergraduate Health Assessment
University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, Columbia, SC
The clinical instructor, in collaboration with the course faculty member, was responsible for meeting the learning needs of over 200 nursing students through planning, assessing, implementing, and evaluating the course objectives based on the Essentials of BSN education.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Aug 2008 - May 2012
Undergraduate Health Assessment
University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, Columbia, SC
The role of the GTA evolved over time, under the direction of the course faculty, to include: creation and design of a hybrid on-line learning course, planning course content and method of delivery, lecturing and direct teaching of assessment skills in the simulation lab, evaluation of students' performance through written and practical exams, using technology to meet the learning needs of all students, providing introductory leadership experience through assignments, and on-going evaluation of the effectiveness of the course to meet the learning objectives for 225 nursing students.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Jan 2009 - May 2010
Undergraduate Medical-Surgical Nursing
University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, Columbia, SC
The teaching assistant was responsible for assisting the faculty with the ongoing assessment and evaluation of written patient care webs to ensure learning for 30 nursing students in this undergraduate medical- surgical course.

Professional Service

Columbia University School of Nursing Alumni Association, Director 2013 - present
USC College of Nursing Graduate Council DNP representative 2012
USC College of Nursing Dean's Search Committee 2011
American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2010 - present
American Nurses Association 2009 - present
South Carolina Nurses Association 2009 - present
Columbia University School of Nursing Annual Fund Committee 2008 - present
Vice President AC Moore School Improvement Council 2003
President AC Moore Elementary Educational Foundation 2002
Past President, President, Vice President Champions, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital 2002 - 2006
Reach Out and Read volunteer

Professional Practice

Nurse Practitioner The Free Medical Clinic June 2014 – present
Columbia, SC

Nurse Practitioner PH Health & Wellbeing June 2013 -May 2014
Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC

Publications (selected)

Adkins, E. S. (2013) The promotion of bone health in post-menopausal women through adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D. D.N.P., Theses & Dissertations. UMI 3548605. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest.

Zager, L., Herman, J., Manning, L. (2011). The eight-step approach for student clinical success. Duluth, Georgia: I CAN Publishing. Contributor to Health Assessment section.