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College of Nursing Faculty

Shannon Smith, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CGRN
Assistant Professor

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

Telephone: (843)-792-9237
Fax: (843) 792-2099

Dr. Shannon Smith is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science, RN-BSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and PhD Programs. She coordinates Leadership & Management in Nursing (ABSN/RN-BSN) and Frameworks for Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration (DNP/PhD). Dr. Smith also teaches in Health Care Systems and Policy (ABSN), Practicum in Clinical and Management Decision-Making (RN-BSN), Advanced Health Policy and Advocacy (DNP), and Practice Inquiry & IRB courses (DNP).

Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of South Carolina. She is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses in Gastroenterology Nursing, and the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator. Dr. Smith has completed training in online teaching through the University of Phoenix and attained Advanced Online Teaching Certification through the Online Learning Consortium (formerly SLOAN-C).

Dr. Smith was previously an educator in the nursing department of a local community college and has held adjunct faculty roles with local schools of nursing since 2001. She has been a Clinical Nurse Leader in the Surgical Stepdown and Digestive Disease units at MUSC. She has eight years experience in nursing case management and has been a part of the MUSC family for over twenty years.

Dr. Smith is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, and a Lifetime Member of the College of Nursing’s Alumni Association. She received the Outstanding BSN Faculty Award in 2013. Her interests include technology integration in online education and hospital readmission prevention.