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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Kathrine Jones, DNP, RN, CENP, CCM

Title: Director, MSN Nursing Administration and DNP Nurse Executive Leadership Programs & Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-576-6274
Office: College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina 
1601 Greene Street, Room 628
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States


Dr. Jones received her DNP from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2017.  Her project focus was caring as a leadership competency.  She received a Master of Science in Nursing Administration (MSN) from George Mason University in 1995, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Niagara University in 1981.  Upon completion of her BSN, she served for 4 years in the Army Nurse Corps, achieving the rank of Captain.  She is certified in Nursing Executive Practice (CENP) through the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and is a Certified Case Manager (CCM).


  • Leadership and Management (undergraduate)
  • Nursing Administration (graduate)

Research Focus

  • Caring in Leadership
  • Home Health Care
  • Care Transitions 


Dr. Jones has presented extensively at national and regional conferences on topics related to post-acute care, particularly the home health care setting.

Professional Service

Dr. Jones is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and AONE, and as a board member for CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting body for community-based care providers.   

Professional Practice

Dr. Jones’ professional practice has been in home health care settings, in clinical delivery, leadership and executive roles.  Most recently she worked in public policy, advocating for home health care providers and patients.  

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