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Welcome to the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. We are the only academic health sciences center in South Carolina, and thus we are on the cutting edge of health care practice, education and discovery.  At MUSC, we have the largest accelerated BSN degree nursing program in South Carolina, and thriving enrollment in our DNP and PhD programs of study. In fact, we are a leader in online graduate education, and in this way the MUSC College of Nursing “Fuels the Nursing Pipeline.”

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Recent Nursing News | September 2014

DNP Education Makes a Difference

From The Desk of Dean Stuart

College of Nursing - Dean Stuart

Summer's End

September is a lovely month in its own right but it does mark the waning of summer and the rising of fall. Perhaps the best part of September in Charleston is the warming embrace of the waters as they lap at your toes or cover your nose. Lakes, oceans, rivers and ponds are all tepid with the sun's rays from a languid summer. Charleston's waters in September are like a luxurious bath or a soothing soak.


The Ripple Effect

Do you want to be a positive influence in the world?

First, get your own life in order. Ground yourself in the single principle so that your behavior is wholesome and effective. If you do that, you will earn respect and be a powerful influence.

Your behavior influences others through a ripple effect. A ripple effect works because everyone influences everyone else. Powerful people are powerful influences.

If your life works, you influence your family.

If your family works, your family influences the community.

If your community works, your community influences the nation.

If your nation works, your nation influences the world.

If your world works, the ripple effect spreads throughout the cosmos.

Remember that your influence begins with you and ripples outward. So be sure that your influence is both potent and wholesome.

How do I know that this works?

All growth spreads outward from a fertile and potent nucleus. You are a nucleus.

Heider J. (1988). The Tao of leadership. New York: Bantam Books.


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