The Office of Practice Innovation, Partnerships and Policy guides the development
of community partnerships to create opportunities for faculty to practice through
the roles of clinician, educator, researcher, consultant, and administrator. The College
of Nursing has cultivated interprofessional academic and practice-based partnerships
that provide faculty opportunities to serve as model teaching sites for undergraduate
and graduate nursing students
Practice Benefits for Faculty and Students
The Office of Practice is responsible for achieving specific goals of the College
of Nursing and seeks to expand interprofessional and collaborative opportunities for
faculty and students and utilize faculty practice as a model for changes in health
care policy for federal, state, and local regulatory bodies, statutes, and agencies.
We do this through a variety of partnerships, some which are care-delivery focused
and others that are educationally focused.
The College of Nursing has cultivated interprofessional academic and practice-based
partnerships that provide faculty practice opportunities to serve as model teaching
sites for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Our educational partnerships
focus on preparing students and clinicians for care for inpatient settings and primary
care clinics as well as disadvantaged populations including those in rural and underserved
Our clinical practice and partnerships seek to improve the health and welfare of people
and exists to foster faculty practice and the clinical education of nursing students.
Practicing while teaching allows faculty to stay current and provide real word experience
Partnerships and Practice Sites
Faculty practice sites include hospital systems, federally qualified health centers
(FQHCs), private practice, government agencies, and faith-based community agencies
Allendale County Hospital (Millennium Nursing Home)
Community Medical Clinic Kershaw County
Cooperative Heath Centers
Free Medical Clinic
Future Psych Solutions
Medical Group U of SC Department of Medicine Ryan White Program
Prisma Health Departmental-Behavioral Health Pediatrics
Prisma Health Medical Group-Midlands
Prisma Health Sickle Cell Medical Home
South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
Southern Cosmetic Laser
Dwayne Alleyne, Assistant Professor
"I practice at Prisma Health Richland with the Hospitalist Internal Medicine group.
I feel it is very important to practice while educating students so one can provide
real world experience to up and coming students. Textbooks provide great information
for learning about diseases and diagnoses, however most cases listed in this resource
provide ideal situations which one can easily interpret clinical data. I can use examples
of cases from my practice time to help students learn how to investigate and pull
together information from different sources in order to develop a reasonable diagnosis
when information is not as distinct."
Sabra Custer, Associate Professor
Dr. Custer received the 2020 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care HIV/AIDS Educator
award. Dr. Custer is a long-time member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
She currently practices at an HIV clinic where she also oversees UofSC Nursing students
during their interprofessional education rotation at the clinic.
Associate Dean for Practice Innovation, Partnerships & Policy
Dr. Joy Deupree
Dr. Deupree earned her PhD in Health Promotion/Health Behavior in 2011. In 2014 she
was selected as one of 20 nurses nationwide for the highly competitive prestigious
three-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program. Due to her expertise as a nurse leader in the field of health literacy,
she has served as an appointee to numerous governmental, institutional and organizational
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