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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Ann Scott, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CNE

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-313-7165
Fax: 803-313-7106

College of Nursing, Lancaster Campus
University of South Carolina
PO Box 889
Lancaster, SC 29721
United States

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Professor Scott received her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Clemson University in 1987. She completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing through the University of Virginia in 1994. Her Master's Degree in Nursing focused on Adult Critical Care with a focus in cardiovascular nursing as a clinical specialist. She completed her DNP from the University of South Carolina in August 2017 in the Nurse Executive track.   


Dr. Scott currently teaches NURS 216 - Biophysical Pathology at the University's Lancaster campus. She is also a clinical instructor for NURS 312, 311, 412, 422, 425, 435. She is responsible for the daily operations of the Clinical Simulation Lab on the Lancaster campus. 


Prof Scott has presented at both local, regional, and international conferences on topics that focus on simulation and debriefing techniques. 

Professional Service

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Xi chapter – Member and Governance Chair
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • SC National League for Nursing
  • National League for Nursing   

Professional Practice

Professor Scott has been a nurse for over thirty years primarily working in critical care (adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery). Previously, she was a Director of Cardiovascular Services, an outcomes analyst at Piedmont Medical Center. For the past 13 years, she has taught in undergraduate nursing programs and is certified as a nurse educator.  

Publications (selected)

Pedersen, A., Earley, M.B., Fenner, D., Postlewaite, C., & Scott, A. (2001). Ground zero: Building a cardiac surgery program. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing,20 (4), 26-33. 

Pedersen, A., Earley, M.B., Fenner, D., Postlewaite, C., & Scott, A. (2001). How to build a cardiac surgery program. Nursing Management, 46-50. 

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