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Faculty and Staff

Amber Proctor Williams, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Director of RN-BSN and MSN Organizational Leadership Programs
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Nursing

E-mail: proctora@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-9173
Fax: 803-777-0550
Office:

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina 
1601 Greene Street, Room 629
Columbia, SC 29208-4001
United States

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Background

  • BS Biology 1996
  • BSNursing 2000
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner 2003
  • DNP Organizational Leadership 2012 
  • RNC- Maternal Newborn Nurse (NCC)
  • APRN FNP (ANCC)

Dr. Williams is an advocate for higher education particularly in rural areas. She successfully implemented and directed a distance based, rural program with excellent outcomes. She also developed the plan to expand the program size and designed and supervised the construction a high-fidelity simulation lab at USC Lancaster. Dr. Williams is also an avid supporter for carbon monoxide awareness throughout the state where she has been instrumental in working with communities and legislators to make changes. 

Teaching

  • Facilitative Process for Health Systems Organizational Leadership NURS 740
  • Nursing Assessment NURS 311
  • Maternal / Newborn Nursing NURS 424
  • Nursing Informatics NURS 398
  • Nursing of Children and Families NURS 425
  • Capstone NURS 435
  • Nursing Leadership – Interprofessional Education NURS 428 

Research

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Carbon monoxide prevention, awareness, policy
  • Distributed Learning
  • Nursing Workforce Issues

Dissemination

 Dr. Williams has presented locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on her work. 

Professional Service

  • President, Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation
  • President Elect of Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Xi chapter
  • SCNA and ANA 

Professional Practice

  • Organizational leadership / administration
  • Safety promotion and CO poisoning prevention 

Research Studies (selected)

  • Effectiveness of Carbon Monoxide Blitz Activities in the SC Midlands
  • Needs Assessment of SC EMS Departments for Personal Portable CO monitors 

Publications (selected)

Williams, A. and Harmon, C. (2015). RN-BSN Program at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. Submitted to South Carolina Nurse.

Williams, A. and Estrada, R. (2015). Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: What Nurses Need to Know. Submitted to American Nurse Today.

Williams, A. Worthy, K., and Matutina, R. (2015). Effective leadership for BSN Recruitment in Rural Communities. Submitted to JONA.

Williams, A. (2015). Transformational leadership to increase the rural nursing workforce. STTI 26th International Nursing Research Congress 2015. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Williams, A. & Scott, A. (2015). Challenges associated with bringing high fidelity simulation to rural campuses. STTI 26th International Nursing Research Congress 2015. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Governor Haley, N., Palmer, J., Divita, C., Sorensen, R., Peters, R., Williams, A., & Williams, J.  (2015). Midlands Carbon Monoxide Safety Consortium Grant Award Ceremony.  Columbia, SC.

Williams, A. (2014). Governor’s Proclamation: Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month in South Carolina.

Schafer, C., Williams, A., & Glenn, K. (2014). Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention and Awareness. (Honors Thesis). 

Frazier, B., Culley, J., Hein, L., Tavakoli, A., & Williams, A., (2013). Social Networking Policies in Nursing Education. Clinical Informatics in Nursing.

Williams, A. (2013). Leading Change. Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Williams, A. (2012).  Assessment and Strategic Planning to Determine the Growth Feasibility of a Distance-Based Rural Baccalaureate Nursing Program. (Doctoral Project). ProQuest dissertation and theses database. UMI No. 3548816.

Schubart, K. & Williams, A. (2004, October, November, December). Positive Precepting for the Future.The South Carolina NURSE, p. 14.  

Presentations

Williams, A. and Williams, J. (2015). How the Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation is Promoting CO Awareness. SC Fire and Life Safety Association Kick off to Fire Prevention Conference. Columbia, SC.

Williams, A., and Williams, J. (2015). Why Carbon Monoxide Awareness is necessary. York County Building Inspectors. Rock Hill, SC.

Williams, A., and Williams, J. (2015). Firefighter’s Role in Carbon Monoxide Awareness. Lancaster County Fire Chiefs. Lancaster, SC.

Williams, A., and Williams, J. (2015). Firefighters’ Role in Carbon Monoxide Awareness. York County Fire Chiefs. Hickory Grove, SC.

Williams, A. (2015). The Jeffrey Lee Williams Story. Lancaster County Rotary. Lancaster, SC.

Williams, A. (2105). Carbon Monoxide Awareness for Student Nurses. SNA. Columbia, SC.

Williams, A. (2015). The Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation’s Role in CO Blitzes. Olympia Neighborhood Association Meeting.

Williams, A., and Williams, J. (2015). The Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation and Promoting Carbon Monoxide Awareness. Association of South Carolina Firefighters and State Legislators Day. Columbia, SC

Williams, A. (2014).  A Disruptive Innovation in Traditional BSN Education. Accepted at SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. Atlanta, GA.

Williams, A. and Scott, A. (2014). Nursing Simulation 101. USC Lancaster Colloquium Series. Lancaster, SC.

Williams, A. and Williams, J. (2014). Carbon Monoxide Awareness for School Nurses. Rock Hill School Nurses. Rock Hill, SC.

Williams, A. and Worthy, K. (2014). Effective Leadership for BSN Recruitment in Rural Communities. STTI Leadership Connection 2014. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Williams, A. and Williams, J. (2014). Carbon Monoxide Awareness for Jeffrey’s Foundation. USC Fire Safety Day. Columbia, SC.

Williams, A. and Williams, J. (2014). Carbon Monoxide Awareness for Jeffrey’s Foundation. SC Fire Marshall Association. Myrtle Beach, SC.

Williams, A. (2014). Leading Systems Change to Increase the Rural Nursing Workforce. Accepted at 2nd Annual International Conference on Health and Medical Sciences. Athens, Greece.

Williams, A. (2014). Leading systems change in a complex system. Submitted to National League for Nursing Education Summit. Phoenix, AZ.

Williams, A. (2013). Carbon Monoxide-Did you know? Fire Safety Day. Columbia, SC.

Williams, A. (2013). Innovative strategies to increase the clinical workforce in rural areas. Accepted for STT 25th International Nursing Research Congress. Singapore.

Williams, A. (2013). Leading change in a distance-based baccalaureate program. Accepted for 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Kansas City, Missouri.    

Williams, A. (2012). Assessment and strategic planning to determine the growth feasibility of a distance -based BSN baccalaureate nursing program. Submitted to STTI’s 24th International Nursing Research Conference. Prague, Czech Republic.

Frazier, B., Culley, J., Hein, L., & Williams, A. (2012). Social Networking Policies in Nursing Education. Submitted to Nursing Education Perspectives

Williams, A. & Catledge, C. (2013). BSN Community Information Session. USC Lancaster.

Williams, A. & Worthy, K. (2013). USC College of Nursing and USC Lancaster BSN program. Chester Career Center.

Frazier, B., Culley, J., Hein, L., Tavakoli, A., & Williams, A. (2013). Using SAS to Examine Social Networking Differences between Faculty and Students. SouthEast SAS Users Group 2013 Proceedings.  St. Pete Beach, FL. 

Williams, A. & Catledge, C. (2012). BSN Community Information Session. USC Lancaster.

Williams, A. & Worthy, K. (2012). USC College of Nursing and USC Lancaster BSN program. Chester Career Center.

Williams, A. & Worthy, K. (2013). USC College of Nursing and USC Lancaster BSN program. Indian Land High School Health Careers Club.

Williams, A. & Catledge, C. (2011). USC College of Nursing and USC Lancaster BSN Cooperative Partnership. USCL Guidance Counselor Luncheon

Williams, A., Glenn, K., and Chappell, K. (2011). Collaboration and Innovation: Keys to Successfully providing BSN education in rural areas. Columbia, SC.

Williams, A. and Cox, M. (2009). The Rural Nursing Partnership. Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference at Lander University.

Glenn, K. and Williams, A. (2007). Hybrid Teaching. Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship.