College of Nursing Faculty
Shannon M. Phillips, PhD, RN, Alumnus CCRN
Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC 29425-1600
Telephone: (843) 792-9379
Fax: (843) 792-6698
Dr. Shannon Phillips is an Assistant Professor and a Junior Research Scientist at the College of Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Florida and her Ph.D. in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Phillips’s background is as an acute care nurse in the pediatric critical care setting. She has obtained certification as a pediatric critical care nurse through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Dr. Phillips is a member of the American Nurses Association, the South Carolina Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, the Southern Nursing Research Society, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and the South Carolina Public Health Association. Dr. Phillips has served as South Carolina Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support programs for the 2010-2012, 2012-2014, and 2014-2016 terms. She was a recipient of the 2008 South Carolina Palmetto Gold Award for Excellence in Nursing and was a recipient of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation Nursing Capacity Initiative Award from 2009 through 2012.
In addition to her role at the College of Nursing, Dr. Phillips received funding to work with the Care Coordination Institute and achieved her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Dr. Phillips’s research interests stem from her experience as a pediatric critical care nurse and center on the care of children with medical complexity. Her dissertation study was a mixed methods analysis of hospital admissions and emergency department visits in this population of children. She is interested in health care utilization, care coordination, and the role of palliative care services among children with medical complexity, particularly children with sickle cell disease. She is also interested in rural disparities in access to care among children with medical complexity.