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    The Heart of a Gamecock Nurse: Dwayne Alleyne

    The Gamecock Nursing Nation is sewn together by thousands of nurses with a common thread- they all have a heart for nursing. Our new series explores and celebrates the characteristics and traits of Gamecock nurses and their hearts. 

    Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, Dwayne Alleyne, gives his all at everything he does. As an African American male in nursing, Alleyne focuses on leading by example. He emphasizes personal and academic growth, "I enjoy being involved with local and national organizations because they connect you with so many people- there are vast opportunities for growth." Alleyne is the co-founder of the Capitol Nurse Practioner Group and is actively involved in the ANP national leadership team. In May of 2020, he earned his DNP from UofSC and was hired as faculty later that summer.  Dwayne's heart is made of leadership, resiliency, compassion, and willingness. 


    I saw the opportunity to support nurse practitioners in the midlands with the creation of the Capitol Nurse Practioner Group. As an organization, we work to strengthen our practice and support one another.


    I showed resiliency last year when my father was very sick and passed away from COVID. This was an extremely hard time for me, but  I compartmentalized and remembered my 'why.'  I  completed my doctoral degree while working full time in the hospital, processing the COVID crisis, and teaching a graduate pharmacology class at UofSC.


    I met a family who needed assistance repairing their vehicle. It was their only form of transportation. I was fortunate enough to be able to provide them with monetary assistance. 


    I was willing to change and impact nursing by applying for my doctoral degree and later accepting a position as a professor at the College of Nursing. I greatly enjoy teaching future nurses!

    Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.