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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Joan M. Creed, DNP, RN,CCM

Title: Clinical Associate Professor, Coordinator of Global Nursing Education
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-777-9162
Fax: 803-777-6268


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (2019)
  • Master’s in Nursing, (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing) University of South Carolina (1978)
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of South Carolina (1974) 


Undergraduate Nursing/Online

            NURS 313 Nursing Care of the Older Adult

Undergraduate Nursing/Baccalaureate

            NURS 313 Nursing Care of the Older Adult

Graduate Nursing/MEPN

            NURS 721 Gerontological Nursing Care

Undergraduate Nursing/Online RN to BSN

NURS 420 Emerging Issues in Nursing Practice
NURS 428 Nursing Leadership and Management
NURS 431 Family and Community Health Nursing
NURS 434 Community Health Practicum for RNS 

Graduate Nursing/Online RN to MSN

NURS 708 Conceptual Basis for Family and Community Health Nursing

Undergraduate Nursing/Baccalaureate

NURS 428 Nursing Leadership and Management

Research(areas of interest)

  • Transition of care for patients
  • Bullying and Incivility in nursing
  • Post discharge utilization and patient readiness for discharge
  • Organizational leadership
  • Health promotion in the community
  • Pediatric Oncology 


Dr. Creed has presented at numerous Sigma Theta Tau conferences, conventions, and chapter program meetings. She has presented and led workshops on grieving, childhood cancer, and community health.  

Professional Service

Dr. Creed is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Xi chapter and has served on numerous committees at the local, regional, & international levels. She has also been a board member in various capacities at the chapter level, including President. Locally, she has served on the board of Children’s Chance and currently serves on the board of CAMP KEMO. Internationally, she serves on the Medical Advisory Committee of Orbis International. Other professional affiliations include membership in the American Nurses Association, Association of Certified Case Managers, South Carolina Faith Community Nurses Association, and South Carolina Nursing Education Simulation Alliance. 

Professional Practice

Dr. Creed has a varied background in her nursing practice: staff nurse, nurse educator, camp nurse, nurse administrator, clinical instructor, clinical nurse specialist, school re-entry coordinator, and care coordinator. Prior to coming to the University, she practiced for over 16 years in community health, primarily with the low income, uninsured patient population.

Publications (selected) 

Scott, A., Cone, A., Creed, J., Custer, S., Davis, V., Gibbs, S., Harris, E., Jackson, J., Pate, L., & Vick, L. (2021). Rapid transition to online learning for Baccalaureate Students: Teamwork during a pandemic. Journal of Nursing Education.

Creed, J. (2020, In Press). The uniqueness of loss and grief. Bereavement Care.

Creed, J. (2020, June 10). My cancer journey. American Nurse.

Creed, J. (2018, May 4). Survival skills for new graduate nurses facing bullying in the workplace. American Nurse Today. 

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