"MUSC Nurses Change Lives"
Meet Our Faculty - October 2012
Tiffany Williams, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Joined MUSC: July 2012
Hometown: Charleston, SC
I am Tiffany Williams, an instructor at MUSC College of Nursing. I earned by Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina. I am certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care through Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). My nursing experience included primary care, children with chronic illnesses, adolescent parenting, and childhood obesity.
How does your specialty expertise relate to your teaching at MUSC?
I have 23 years experience in pediatric nursing. I’ve practiced as a staff RN in pediatric medical surgical, NNICU, and various outpatient settings. As a nurse practitioner I’ve worked with children and families in pediatric infectious diseases, primary care clinics, school-based clinics, and currently a pediatric weight management program. In addition to wide range of nursing experience, I am the mother of a medically fragile child who received specialty. My professional and personal experience combined allows me to teach from the perspective as an expert as well as a consumer of pediatric nursing care.
What is the best part about teaching accelerated BSN students?
For me, the best part of teaching accelerated BSN students would be the many lessons I learn from my students. Our student come degrees in teaching, engineering, pharmacy, etc., and their rich experiences add to the program.
What advice might you give to someone who is considering applying to MUSC?
The best advice that I can offer someone applying to MUSC is to prepare mentally for the pace of a 16-month accelerated program.
At the end of the day, what gives you a sense of accomplishment?
I recognize that my purpose is so much bigger than me. It’s bigger than role as an instructor. I set out each day to make a difference in the life of at least one person I come in contact with- a student, faculty, patient, or a patient’s family. So at the end of the day, was I the very best me I could be...if the answer is yes, then I know that my students left with something more than what they came with.