College of Nursing Faculty
Jennifer Shearer, PhD, RN, CNE
Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC 29425-1600
Telephone: (843) 792-7539
Dr. Jennifer E. Shearer is Assistant Professor and coordinator of the undergraduate community health nursing course. She received her BSN from the University of South Carolina, her MSN with focus in community health from the Medical University of South Carolina, and her PhD in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. She also holds certification in nursing education through the National League for Nursing.
Dr. Shearer has taught undergraduate courses in community/public health nursing and health education for health promotion undergraduates. She has also developed curricula and taught graduate online nursing courses in theory, research, and faith integration in practice. Her practice background includes public health nursing, case management with vulnerable populations, home health nursing, nursing home administration, as well as acute care with adults and children. An interest in global health began with her first position as pediatric nursing faculty in a Nigerian School of Nursing. She has taken students to Ethiopia for cultural exposure to health systems and international nursing, and developed a global education course that incorporated travel experiences to China.
Dr. Shearer was selected as a fellow in a summer research institute at the University of Pennsylvania and in a rural health immersion institute through Binghamton University in New York. She has received research awards from the South Carolina Nurses Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau and project grants from a local organization. She serves on the Charleston County Head Start Advisory Board, volunteers at a Free Clinic and serves on several disaster response teams.
Professional affiliations include Sigma Theta Tau International, National League for Nursing, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators and Baptist Nursing Fellowship.