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College of Nursing faculty awarded
Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF) has announced the recipients of the
2008 Palmetto Gold Award. The following MUSC College of Nursing faculty
members were recognized at the annual Palmetto Gold Gala April 19 at
Seawell’s Banquet and Convention Center in Columbia:
- Nancy Duffy, R.N., is an assistant professor in the College
of Nursing and director of undergraduate programs at MUSC. Duffy was
named the Governor’s 2007 Professor of the Year for four-year
institutions of higher education. She has been with the university
- Marilyn King, DNSc, R.N., is an associate professor in the
College of Nursing. King has been with the university since 1999, where
she teaches courses in community/population health in the baccalaureate
and master's programs, and knowledge development at the doctoral level.
winners are Drs. Nancy Duffy, from left, Marilyn King and Sheila Smith.
- Sheila Smith, Ph.D., R.N., is an assistant professor in the
College of Nursing. Smith’s clinical expertise involves the care of
women across the lifecycle. She has extensive clinical experience in
high-risk antepartum and intrapartum nursing. She has been at the
college since 2003.
This recognition program honors nurses who have demonstrated excellence
in the practice of nursing and a commitment to their professions. Of
its full-time College of Nursing faculty, 74 percent have received the
South Carolina Palmetto Gold Award for Nursing Excellence.
The Palmetto Gold Award is an annual statewide nursing recognition
program that showcases the valuable contributions nurses make to
patient care in South Carolina. The program also raises funds to endow
scholarships for registered nurse students.
The South Carolina Nurses Foundation, a 501-C-3 corporation, provides
the vehicle through which donations to the Palmetto Gold scholarships
are received and invested.
The mission of the foundation is to advance the profession of nursing
in South Carolina through awards, grants and scholarships. Established
in 1974, SCNF is one of the oldest nursing endowments in the country
and continues in its charitable, scientific, literary and educational
Friday, April 25, 2008
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