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College of Nursing Faculty

Cathy Durham

Catherine (Cathy) O. Durham, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Director, MSN/DNP Program
Assistant Professor

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 160
Charleston, SC 29425-1600

Telephone: (843) 792-3585


Dr. Cathy Durham is the Director of the DNP Program and Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the College of Nursing.  She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Purdue University, Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina.  Dr. Durham is an ANCC certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

She is currently the Chair of the advisory committee for the State Board of Nursing, the vice president for the Low Country Advanced Practice Association and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr Durham is also an active drilling Reservist in the US Navy and holds the present rank of Captain.  Dr. Durham was selected as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Navy Reserve, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command and is responsible for the facilitation of education and training programs that serve the 7,000 Navy Reserve Medicine Personnel.  In addition to her program director role, Dr Durham is the primary investigator (PI) for Choose Well, a grant project focused on increasing education content and clinical experiences regarding contraceptive options for advanced practice nurses across the pediatric, family and adult geriatric tracks.  Dr Durham is also a PI for a new HRSA Behavioral Health grant which seeks to provide educational stipends for behavioral health nurse practitioner students and increasing interprofessional clinical rotations.  Dr Durham also has previous experience in telehealth and telesupervision in a rural underserved clinic.

Dr Durham maintain active practice in primary care in the underserved.  Her interests include primary care, chronic disease management, and work injury prevention.