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Read the February issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the February issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College's monthly publication.

Rivers connects students, faculty for research and leadership opportunities

Rivers connects students, faculty for research and leadership opportunities

Students in the College of Nursing now have a new resource to take advantage of that will ensure they get the most out of the undergraduate experience.

Supporting the next generation of caregivers

Supporting the next generation of caregivers

Mitzi and Frederic Golod of Richmond, VA have established The Jane Kathryn Littlejohn Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund in honor of their friend, Kathy Littlejohn.

College of Nursing Awarded Jonas Center Grant

College of Nursing Awarded Jonas Center Grant

As a recipient of the Jonas Center grant, USC College of Nursing is part of a national effort to stem the faculty shortage and prepare the next generation of nurses.

Q&A with Dean Jeannette Andrews

Q&A with Dean Jeannette Andrews

Dean Jeannette Andrews discusses the online graduate programs' success and plans for the future.

College of Nursing ranked No.1 by U.S. News and World Report

College of Nursing ranked No.1 by U.S. News and World Report

The 2016 U.S News and World Report's Best Online Education Programs ranked the College of Nursing's graduate nursing programs No. 1 in the nation.

Read the January issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the January issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College's monthly publication.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Clinical Practice Conference

Join us for the 3rd Annual Clinical Practice Conference

This conference is designed for nurse practitioners, registered nurses, health educators, and other health care professionals.

Apply for the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Program

Apply for the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Program

We are seeking nominations and applications for the 2016 -2017 Cohort of Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Program. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017.

Read the December issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the December issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College's monthly publication.

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Over the summer, Jamie Lawson worked at a Utah clinic that serves a predominately Spanish-speaking population. There, she worked with the clinic’s health promotion team on outreach and education, bridging the gap between the Spanish community and health care.

SC One-Voice, One-Plan Action Coalition receives Robert Wood Johnson Grant

SC One-Voice, One-Plan Action Coalition receives Robert Wood Johnson Grant

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that the South Carolina One-Voice, One-Plan Action Coalition is receiving a second two-year grant through the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program (SIP).

College of Nursing Names Alumni Award Winners

College of Nursing Names Alumni Award Winners

Vicki Green and Pam Shealy were recognized at the 2015 Viana McCown Lectureship.

The Power of Nursing

The Power of Nursing

When alumni Earl and Barbara Huitt Lovelace were caring for their aging parents, they saw first-hand how important nurses are to families in need. Now the couple has created a scholarship to help nursing students in need.

Read the November issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the November issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College's monthly publication.

UofSC Nursing welcomes first McNair Scholar

UofSC Nursing welcomes first McNair Scholar

Megan Scharner, a freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio, joined the College of Nursing family this fall as its first McNair Scholar.

Nursing 2030: Trailblazing the future of health care

Nursing 2030: Trailblazing the future of health care

Join us at the 2015 Viana McCown Lecture to learn how nurses will impact the field of health care over the next 15 years.

UofSC students, faculty, staff help out during flood

UofSC students, faculty, staff help out during flood

Erin McKinney, along with other ‪#‎UofSCNursing‬ faculty members and alumni, helped staff pop-up clinics in the wake of Columbia's flooding.

Outstanding early stage investigators awarded prestigious mentored research grants

Outstanding early stage investigators awarded prestigious mentored research grants

Dr. Tisha Felder recently received funding for a K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Cancer Institute.

Read the October issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the October issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College's monthly publication

Drive for excellence brings PhD student around the world

Drive for excellence brings PhD student around the world

For Chigozie Nkwonta, a career in health care was never in question. Her father, a retired civil servant in Nkwonta's native Anambra state in southeastern Nigeria, encouraged her to follow in the footsteps of her elder sister who is a nurse.

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Holds Induction Ceremony

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Holds Induction Ceremony

The Alpha Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society is pleased to announce the induction of 59 new members from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Sheryl Mitchell Selected for AANP Leadership Program

Dr. Sheryl Mitchell Selected for AANP Leadership Program

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is pleased to announce that Sheryl Mitchell has been selected to participate in the prestigious AANP Leadership Program.

Read the September Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the September Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

A mustard seed of hope

A mustard seed of hope

"I present my story," says Dr. Karen Worthy, "which is quite unique -- I was a single, teen mother from a low-income, underrepresented population in rural Chester County, South Carolina."

Read the August issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the August issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

The College of Nursing Launches RN to BSN Program

The College of Nursing Launches RN to BSN Program

This innovative RN to BSN online degree program is designed for registered nurses who want to advance professionally.

South Carolina Hospitals Aiming for Higher Educated Registered Nurse Workforce

South Carolina Hospitals Aiming for Higher Educated Registered Nurse Workforce

The Office of Healthcare Workforce Research for Nursing at the USC College of Nursing, along with our partner, Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning in the South Carolina AHEC program office, recently completed a study of the nursing workforce in our South Carolina hospitals.

BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Funds Scholarships

BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Funds Scholarships

The Board of Directors of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation has awarded a grant to the USC College of Nursing in the amount of $405,000 for support of Leveraging Mental Health Provider Access in Underserved Counties in South Carolina.

Read the July issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the July issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

Preventing relapse

Preventing relapse

Chronic coughs, the beeps of intravenous chemotherapy pumps and the hums of CT scanners are sounds of the fight against lung cancer -- sounds that inspire Karen Kane McDonnell to action.

The doctor of nursing practice will see you now

The doctor of nursing practice will see you now

The College of Nursing's doctor of nursing practice program has evolved over its 15 years to continue meeting the health care needs of South Carolina and the nation.

Read the June issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the June issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

Dr. DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias appointed Emily Myrtle Smith Professor of Community Nursing

Dr. DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias appointed Emily Myrtle Smith Professor of Community Nursing

The College of Nursing is excited to announce that Dr. DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias has been appointed the Emily Myrtle Smith Professor of Community Nursing for a five-year term, beginning August 15, 2015.

Dr. Bernardine Pinto receives $2.5 million NIH R01 Grant

Dr. Bernardine Pinto receives $2.5 million NIH R01 Grant

Research has shown that exercise can enhance overall health and recovery, including mood and fatigue, for cancer survivors. Little has been done, however, to translate this knowledge into a community-setting. Dr. Bernardine Pinto is trying to change that.

Read the May issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the May issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

USC College of Nursing: Shaping lifesavers and leaders

USC College of Nursing: Shaping lifesavers and leaders

The College of Nursing is featured in the April issue of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.

CON Professor and Students Take Medical Service Trip

CON Professor and Students Take Medical Service Trip

Dr. Patrick Hickey went to Masaya, Nicaragua during Spring Break with 38 healthcare Capstone students. They provided patient care through clinics and home visits and learned about healthcare in developing countries.

Read the April issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the April issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

Read the March issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the March issue of the Gamecock CONnection

The latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

Read the February issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the February issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

College of Nursing to offer Leadership Programs

College of Nursing to offer Leadership Programs

The College of Nursing will initiate two leadership education opportunities for nurses: The Master's in Nursing Science (MSN) in Organizational Leadership and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Executive Leadership.

College of Nursing ranked by U.S. News and World Report for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

College of Nursing ranked by U.S. News and World Report for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

The 2015 U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Education Programs ranked the College of Nursing's graduate nursing programs No. 3.

Read the January issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the January issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

College of Nursing to Offer Psychiatric Nurse Programs

College of Nursing to Offer Psychiatric Nurse Programs

The College of Nursing is re-opening its Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Programs at the MSN, DNP and Post Masters Certificate levels.

The College of Nursing announces new Dean of Research

The College of Nursing announces new Dean of Research

Dr. Bernardine Pinto is a clinical psychologist, who received her doctoral degree from Western Michigan University.

Read the November Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the November Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest edition of the College of Nursing's monthly publication

Read the October issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the October issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly publication from the College of Nursing

Dr. Joan Culley receives NIH Grant

Dr. Joan Culley receives NIH Grant

Joan Culley was awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine to fund a four-year study that will improve the triage process during chemical disasters.

Read the September issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the September issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly publication from the College of Nursing

Dr. Laura C. Hein to be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Laura C. Hein to be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing

College of Nursing Associate Professor, Dr. Laura C. Hein, will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in Washington, DC on October 17th.

Keynote Speaker at Viana McCown Lectureship: Phyllis Beck Kritek, RN, PhD, FAAN

Keynote Speaker at Viana McCown Lectureship: Phyllis Beck Kritek, RN, PhD, FAAN

National speaker, Dr. Phyllis Beck Kritek, will give the keynote address at the 50th Anniversary of the Viana McCown Lectureship on October 17, 2014.

Read the August Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the August Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

Read the July issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the July issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

Inaugural Study Abroad For USC, CON Undergraduate Students

Inaugural Study Abroad For USC, CON Undergraduate Students

May 14th - May 29th, Dr. Julia Ball and Dr. Deb McQuilkin took 13 USC CON students abroad for the course "Special Topics in International Nursing in Munich and Nuremberg, Germany."

Read the June issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the June issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

College of Nursing doctoral students named Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars

College of Nursing doctoral students named Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars

Eboni Harris, a PhD nursing student, and April Pegram, a DNP nursing student at the University of South Carolina, have been selected for the 2014-16 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.

Join us for The Summer Simulation Institute

Join us for The Summer Simulation Institute

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing's Clinical Simulation Lab is a nationally recognized model for quality simulation training for health professionals.

Register for the 2014 Nursing Leadership Summit

Register for the 2014 Nursing Leadership Summit

Join us for the 2014 Nursing Leadership in Hilton Head, SC on June 2nd and 3rd.

Read the May issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the May issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the latest editions of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the USC College of Nursing

USC Walks for the American Heart Association

USC Walks for the American Heart Association

Mrs. Patricia Moore-Pastides and College of Nursing Dean, Dr. Jeannette Andrews, served as co-chairs of the USC American Heart Association Walk Team.

Read the April Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the April Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

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

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 online 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.

Read the March Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the March Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

Read the February issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the February issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

Dr. Karen McDonnell provides expert advice on how to quit smoking

Dr. Karen McDonnell provides expert advice on how to quit smoking

Some 20 million Americans die prematurely each year, due to smoking. That's according to health care professionals at the University of South Carolina. They say CVS's decision to discontinue tobacco products could be the beginning of changing the way consumers view smoking by making such products harder to come by.

Register for the 2014 Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship

Register for the 2014 Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship

Join us February 21st for the 2014 Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship, featuring keynote speaker, Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN.

Read the January issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the January issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest edition of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

College of Nursing ranked by U.S. News and World Report for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

College of Nursing ranked by U.S. News and World Report for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Education Programs ranked the College of Nursing's graduate nursing programs No. 16 (No. 11 among public institutions) out of 470+ graduate nursing programs in the US.

College of Nursing announces new Associate Dean of Academics

College of Nursing announces new Associate Dean of Academics

Kathleen Bradshaw LaSala, PhD, RN, PNP, CNE received her PhD in Nursing from George Mason University, a Masters of Science in Nursing and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification from the University of Virginia, and a BSN from Radford University

South Carolina Receives Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Help Lead Efforts to Transform Health Care through Nursing

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced in December that the South Carolina One Voice One Plan (OVOP) Future of Nursing Action Coalition will be part of a $4.5 million initiative, the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program.

Read the November issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the November issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest issue of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing.

Congratulations to our 2013 Alumni Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2013 Alumni Award Winners

The College of Nursing's 2013 Alumni Awards winners were announced at the Viana McCown Lectureship over Homecoming Weekend.

College of Nursing featured on Channel 19 News

College of Nursing featured on Channel 19 News regarding the Future of Nursing and Affordable Care Act. Interviews with senior nursing student, Justin Chavis; Viana McCown guest speaker and Director of National Healthcare Workforce, Dr. Peter Buerhaus; and Dean Jeannette Andrews.

Read the October issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the October issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest issue of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing.

Read the September issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the September issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest issue of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

Register today for the 2013 Viana McCown Lectureship

Register today for the 2013 Viana McCown Lectureship

Join us November 1, 2013 for our 2013 Viana McCown Lectureship & Alumni Activities, featuring keynote speaker Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Screening of Escape Fire and Panel Discussion Announced

Screening of Escape Fire and Panel Discussion Announced

The College of Nursing, SC College of Pharmacy, College of Social Work, Arnold School of Public Health and SC School of Medicine are hosting a screening and Panel Discussion of the 2012 Sundance selection Escape Fire - The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Morgan Ashmore: An African Adventure

Morgan Ashmore: An African Adventure

USC Nursing May 2013 graduate, Morgan Ashmore, is in Nakuru, Kenya working in a 24 hour, full lab clinic. The clinic is run by Kenya Partners, Inc. and treats a vast variety of illnesses including HIV/AIDS, parasites, skin diseases, and cancers. She conducting home visits in rural villages as well.

Dean Andrews Participates in Wharton Executive Leadership Program

Dean Andrews Participates in Wharton Executive Leadership Program

Dr. Jeannette Andrews, Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing, was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to participate in the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program.

Taking teaching overseas

Taking teaching overseas

Whether learning a new technique for controlling diabetes or interacting with an elderly patient who doesn't speak your language, the nursing profession demands a hefty dose of flexibility and ingenuity. Julia Ball, interim associate dean for academics at the College of Nursing, is helping share that message with students in Columbia as well as practicing nurses in Germany.

Read the June edition of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the June edition of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the latest issue of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing

Read the May issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the May issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest issue of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing.

Two College of Nursing Professors receive tenure

Two College of Nursing Professors receive tenure

The College of Nursing congratulates Dr. Swann Adams and Dr. Laura Hein who have both received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor.

Dr. Stephanie Burgess featured on ETV's

Dr. Stephanie Burgess featured on ETV's "The Big Picture"

Associate Dean of Practice Dr. Stephanie Burgess is featured on the ETV Broadcast "The Big Picture - The Future of Nursing"

Read the April Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the April Issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest issue of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing.

Outstanding Nurse Alumnus and Young Alumnus applications now available

Nomination forms are now available for the 2013 Outstanding Nurse Alumnus and Young Alumnus awards. Nominate a deserving graduate today!

Breaking barriers for Latinas

Breaking barriers for Latinas

In the early 1980s, DeAnne Messias worked as a community health nurse in the Amazon of Brazil, where access to health care was a major barrier among residents of rural villages. More than 30 years later, the nursing professor continues her work with underserved populations, studying ways to get Latinas in the United States access to health care and health information.

Read the March issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the March issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest issue of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing.

Register today for the 2013 Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship

Register today for the 2013 Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship

The 2013 Mary Ann Parsons Lectureship will be on March 23. Join new Dean of Nursing Jeannette Andrews as the lectureship explores how to improve health outcomes for South Carolinians.

Read the February issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Read the February issue of the Gamecock CONnection

Check out the newest issue of the Gamecock CONnection, the monthly e-newsletter from the College of Nursing.

New Fellowships and Scholarships for College of Nursing PhD Students

The College of Nursing is pleased to announce new merit-based funding for students entering the PhD in Nursing Science in Fall 2013.

USC Nursing Professor Provides Community Hope

USC Nursing Professor Provides Community Hope

As Gamecocks, our caring has No Limits. Read how the USC College of Nursing's Children and Family Healthcare Center is helping the community.

Dean Andrews arrives as new dean of the USC College of Nursing

Dean Andrews arrives as new dean of the USC College of Nursing

Dean Jeannette Andrews officially begins her tenure as the seventh dean of the University of South Carolina College of Nursing

Dean Peggy O'Neill Hewlett honored for seven years of service

Dean Peggy O'Neill Hewlett honored for seven years of service

Peggy O'Neill Hewlett was honored at a program on December 6th at Top of Carolina for her seven highly successful years as Dean of the College of Nursing.

2012 College of Nursing Scholarship Application now available

The online scholarship application is now open for next academic year. This application puts you in the running for all of the College of Nursing Scholarships that you qualify for.

Moving meds safely

Moving meds safely

An interdisciplinary team with a broad range of expertise - in nursing, civil engineering, computer science, and biostatistics - is working together to confront a serious problem in modern health care: unsafe medication practices.

Nurse alumna recipient of the Daisy Award

College of Nursing graduate, Noelle Ransom '11, is the recipient of the Daisy Award for Palmetto Health Baptist.

USC College of Nursing announces new dean

USC College of Nursing announces new dean

Jeannette Andrews, who earned her doctoral degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina, has been named dean of the USC College of Nursing.

College of Nursing doctoral students named Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars

College of Nursing doctoral students named Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars

The paths that led Carly Eklund and Sheri Webster to the University of South Carolina's doctoral programs in nursing have been distinctly different, but the two are now tied together as the first two Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars at USC.