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College of Nursing Faculty

Joy LauererJoy Lauerer, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Assistant Professor

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

Telephone: (843) 792-7646
Fax: (843) 792-6698

Joy Lauerer is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Toledo and her Masters of Nursing from Wayne State University. Joy is currently completing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at The University of Alabama.

Joy is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has maintained a private practice treating preschoolers to young adults with mental health issues for the past 10 years. Joy’s research interests include adolescent self-care and teaching children and adolescent’s strategies to promote and protect health over a lifetime.  Joy has received numerous awards for her work in the community with vulnerable populations.

Joy currently practices at One Eighty Place the homeless shelter in Charleston. She is responsible for the mental health care of the children and families who live at the shelter. Joy received The Golden Lamp award in 2014 chosen by the students as the nurse they would most like to emulate as a professional nurse. Joy also received The Palmetto Gold award in 2014 for excellence in nursing education.

Joy is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and The American Holistic Nurses Association.

Joy teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.