Meet Our Faculty - September 2012
Terri Fowler, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Joined MUSC: July 2012
Hometown: Conway, South Carolina
Dr. Terri Fowler is an instructor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the MUSC College of Nursing. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Fowler is an AANP certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Practitioners, and Society of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Fowler is an active member of the Grand Strand Advanced Practice Nurse Association and currently serves as the annual conference co-chair. Dr. Fowler has experience in family practice as well as hospital medicine. Her interests include chronic disease management, sepsis, and hospital medicine.
What was the major influence in choosing nursing as a career?
Actually, I did not initially considered nursing as a career. I was planning on going into health care, but in a different field. When I was a senior at the College of Charleston, I began working as a work-study student for the MUSC College of Nursing. Faculty, staff and students at the college not only portrayed the nursing profession as a dynamic and rewarding career, but demonstrated through their daily interactions, intelligence, integrity, and compassion that underscores the essence of a nurse. I knew then that nursing was the career for me. Today, I definitely feel that I made the right choice.
Best piece of advice:
My father has given me many great pieces of advice over the years, but the one that has resonated with me the most would be “you are only as good as your word.” This reminds me to always be honest and to always have integrity when working with others.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A veterinarian. I have always had a love for animals, as they have a way of bringing happiness.
What sound or noise do you love?
“Welcome to Moes!” Despite living in the wonderful culinary city of Charleston, my favorite place to eat is Moes Southwest Grill.
What is your favorite smell?
My favorite smell is the inside of a new book. This is the main reason why I still purchase books as oppose to using an e-book. When I get a new book, the first thing I do is open and smell.