The Office of Practice Innovation, Partnerships and Policy guides the development
of community partnerships to create opportunities for faculty to practice through
the roles of clinician, educator, researcher, consultant, and administrator. The College
of Nursing has cultivated interprofessional academic and practice-based partnerships
that provide faculty opportunities to serve as model teaching sites for undergraduate
and graduate nursing students
Practice Benefits for Faculty and Students
The Office of Practice is responsible for achieving specific goals of the College
of Nursing and seeks to expand interprofessional and collaborative opportunities for
faculty and students and utilize faculty practice as a model for changes in health
care policy for federal, state, and local regulatory bodies, statutes, and agencies.
We do this through a variety of partnerships, some which are care-delivery focused
and others that are educationally focused.
The College of Nursing has cultivated interprofessional academic and practice-based
partnerships that provide faculty practice opportunities to serve as model teaching
sites for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Our educational partnerships
focus on preparing students and clinicians to care for those in inpatient settings
and primary care clinics as well as disadvantaged populations including those in rural
and underserved areas.
Our clinical practice and partnerships seek to improve the health and welfare of people
and exists to foster faculty practice and the clinical education of nursing students.
Practicing while teaching allows faculty to stay current and provide real word experience
Partnerships and Practice Sites
Faculty practice sites include hospital systems, federally qualified health centers
(FQHCs), private practice, government agencies, and faith-based community agencies
Dr. Raynor, assistant professor (tenure track), is certified as both a psychiatric
mental health nurse practitioner and an advanced-practice addictions nurse.
Dr. Raynor is committed to substance use disorders (SUD) disparities research and
practices at Future Psych Solutions where she provides primary substance use treatment
for clients with co-occurring mental health disorders part-time in an outpatient clinic. The
National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Dr. Raynor with a Career Development
Award. The award will facilitate her primary career goals to become an independent,
funded investigator and be a recognized leader in the field of SUD disparities research.
Dr. Raynor will pursue the development of effective interventions to support positive
health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women with Opioid Use Disorders and their
Margaret J. Selph, DNP, APRN, ANP-C
Dr. Selph, assistant professor, is an adult nurse practitioner and has been providing
primary care to adult and geriatric patients at the Free Medical Clinic in Columbia,
SC for 7 years. The Free Medical Clinic serves uninsured patients with a household
income at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Line. In addition to primary care
services, the clinic provides some on-site specialty services as well. Dr. Selph
states that it is incredibly rewarding to have the opportunity to serve those in our
community who would otherwise lack access to care.
Associate Dean for Practice Innovation, Partnerships & Policy
Dr. Joy Deupree
Dr. Deupree earned her PhD in Health Promotion/Health Behavior in 2011. In 2014 she
was selected as one of 20 nurses nationwide for the highly competitive prestigious
three-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program. Due to her expertise as a nurse leader in the field of health literacy,
she has served as an appointee to numerous governmental, institutional and organizational
boards. Full bio.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.