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College of Nursing


Faculty and Staff

Peggy Hewlett, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Leadership
College of Nursing

E-mail: hewlett@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-3039
Fax: 803-777-6800
Office:

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208-4001
United States

Dean Peggy Hewlett

Background

Dr. Hewlett received her Doctor of Philosophy in 1993 from the University of Mississippi at Oxford, her Master of Science in Nursing in 1978 and her Bachelor of science in Nursing in 1975 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Teaching

Dr. Hewlett is currently a professor at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing and served as Dean of the College from 2005 - 2012.  Prior to that she served as Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the PhD Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing in Jackson.

Research (Concept Areas)

Workforce Evaluation and Projection

Dr. Hewlett’s research activities have included studies on children’s health, oral health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Colleagues in Caring and Communities in Charge Programs.

Dissemination

Selected Presentations (Invited)

“Preparing the Next Generation” – Distinguished Alumna Lectureship, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, April 2010

“Engaging Nurse Leaders in Healthcare Reform” – SC Nurse Leadership Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2010

Wisdom at Work: The Importance of the Older and Experienced Nurse in the Workplace" – Keynote Address, Upstate SC AHEC, Greenville, SC, March 2010

“Impacting the Future of Nursing” – Keynote Address, Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Xi, Columbia, SC, February 2010

“Strategic Planning:  Systematic Approaches for Shaping the Future,” Best of the Best 40th Anniversary Presentations – Fall Semi-Annual Meeting, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC, October 2009.

“Older Nurses – How to Capture their Wisdom?” Keynote Address, 2009 Nurses Week, Poudre Valley Health Systems, Fort Collins, CO May 2009.

“Speed Mentoring – Statewide Coordination of Simulation,” Presenter, 2009 Nursing Education Capacity Summit, Baltimore, MD, February 2009.

“Sigma Theta Tau Leaders Making a Difference,” Keynote Address, Sigma Theta Tau Pi Lambda Chapter Induction, USC Aiken, Aiken, SC, February 2009.

“When Older Nurses Leave – What Will We Lose?” Keynote Address, Viana McCown Lecture, USC Center for Nursing Leadership, Columbia, SC, October 2008.

“Keeping the Older and Experienced Nurse in the Workforce,” National Nursing Workforce Consortium, Denver, CO, June 2008.

“Strategic Planning:  Systematic Approaches for Shaping the Future,” Opening and closing speaker for the American Association of College of Nursing Executive Development Series, Washington, DC, March 2008.

“The Impact of Neighborhood in Determining Physical Activity in African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study,” Robinson, J., Wyatt, S., Dubbert, P., May, W., Faruque, F., Sims, M., Davis, S. & Hewlett , P. Oral paper, 7th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease; Venice, Italy, 2007.

“Strategic Planning:  Systematic Approaches for Shaping the Future,” Opening and closing speaker for the American Association of College of Nursing Executive Development Series, New Orleans, LA, November 2007.

“How to Get Nursing on the Public Agenda.” Hewlett, P. & McKay, M. Southern Regional Education Board Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 2007.

“Advancing a Legacy of Leading,” Viana McCown Lectureship, USC Center for Nursing Leadership, Columbia, SC, September, 2007.

“Transitioning into the Role of Dean,” American Association of Colleges of Nursing Executive Development Series, Washington, DC, March 2007.

Professional Service

Dr. Hewlett is a member of various professional associations including the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders, Team South Carolina, The Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program Alumni Association, and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.

Professional Practice

Dr. Hewlett has practiced in various health care organizations and university settings in clinical, administrative, researcher and faculty roles.  In these roles she has been involved in a variety of clinical, administrative, educational, and health informatics projects.  She continues to provide consultation services to health care organizations, academic settings, and individual health care providers from various disciplines in her specialty areas.

Research Studies (Selected)

Hewlett, P. (Project Director). HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity grant (HRSA D11HP00503-08-02).  $832,250 - support upper division nursing education on the USC Salkehatchie campus, 2010.

Hewlett, P. (Project Director). HRSA E01HP12960-02-00 for Nurse Faculty Loan Program, 2010.

Hewlett, P. (Principal Investigator).  Office of Healthcare Workforce Research for Nursing subcontract with the SC AHEC office. Grant # 11200 KL02. ($625,143), 2010.

Hewlett, P. (PI). Tenet Faculty Fellowships.  Gift to the USC College of Nursing for offering the BSN option to students through a USC-Lancaster/USC-Columbia collaboration ($1,000,000 over 4 years).

Hewlett, P. (PI). Subcontract with the USC-Salkehatchie and USC-Columbia College of Nursing to create an alternative BSN option for rural students in SC (funded, $95,000 in 2006/2007; $75,000 in 2008).

Hewlett, P. (PI).  Children’s Health and Oral Health Prevention and Surveillance Project; Mississippi State Department of Health (funded, $353,000, 1-year)

Hewlett, P. (PI). Children’s Health and Oral Health Prevention and Surveillance Project; Mississippi State Department of Health (funded, $250,000, 1-year)

Hewlett, P. - Facilitated the gift of a $330,000 custom-built state-of-the-art mobile health/dental clinic from the Sisters of Mercy, Vicksburg, to the UMC School of Nurs  ing for utilization in rural research-based community health projects

Hewlett, P. (PI for the University of Mississippi School of Nursing subcontract). Communities in Charge; Robert Wood Johnson Phase II (funded, $175,000, 3 years)

Hewlett, P. (PI). Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship (funded,  $45,000 with a $30,000 match from University of Mississippi Medical Center, 3 years)

Publications (Selected)

Journals

Hirschkorn, C., Hill, K., Cleary, B., and Hewlett, P. (2010). Experienced Nurse Retention Strategies: What Can be Learned from Top Performing Organizations? The Journal of Nursing Administration, In Press.

Winters, K., Wyatt, S., Nick, T., Hewlett, P., Hyde, J., Johnson, W., & Fletcher, A. (2010). Race, Stability of Health Insurance Coverage, and Prescription Medication Use. Journal of National Black Nurses Association, In Press .

Hewlett, P., Bleich, M., Cox, M., & Hoover, K.,(2009). Changing Times: The Role of Academe in Health Reform. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25(6), 322-328.

Hewlett, P., & McKay, M. (2009). Grassroots Coalition Building:  Lessons from the Field. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25(6), 352-357.

Bleich, M., Cleary, B., Davis, K., Hatcher, B., Hewlett, P., & Hill, K. (2009). Mitigating Knowledge Loss: A Strategic Imperative for Nurse Leaders. The Journal of Nursing Administration. 39(4), 160-164.

Hewlett, P. & Tyrell, M. (2008). Nursing – By the Numbers. Business and Economic Review, Moore School of Business USC Division of Research, 54(2), 22-24.

Hewlett, P., & McKay, M. (2008). Building a Grassroots Coalition to Address the Faculty Shortage. Manuscript in preparation.

Hewlett, P., Cox, M., & Hoover, K. (2008). The Politics of the Nursing Faculty Shortage. Manuscript in preparation.

Hewlett, P. & Tyrell, M. (2008). Nursing – By the Numbers. Business and Economic Review, Moore School of Business USC Division of Research, 54(2), 22-24.

Wyatt, S. & Hewlett, P.  (2005).  Overcoming Health Disparities in the Mississippi Delta:  The Mercy Delta Express Project.  The Health Education Monograph Series, 22(1), 6-12.

Bleich, M., Hewlett, P., Miller, K., & Bender, K. (September-October 2004).  Beyond Tradition:  Synergizing Intellectual and Material Capital to Forge the New Academic-Service Partnership.  The Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(5), 285-294.

Wyatt, S.B., Hewlett, P., Frate, D., Wilson, K., Faruque, F., Lofton, S., & Gunn, J. (2004). Reducing cardiovascular health disparities in the Mississippi Delta:  The Mercy Delta Express project.  American Journal of Hypertension,17(5), 150A.

Bleich, M., Hewlett, P. (May 31, 2004)  "Dissipating the 'Perfect Storm' – Responses from           Nursing and the Health Care Industry to Protect the Public’s Health"  Online Journal of       Issues in Nursing. Vol. #9 No. #2, Manuscript 4. Available: www.nursingworld.org/     ojin/topic24/tpc24_4.htm

Faruque, F., Hewlett, P., Wilson, K., Lofton, S., Frate, D., Wyatt, S. & Gunn, J. (2004). Geospatial information technology – An adjunct to service-based outreach and education. Journal of Nursing Education, 43(2), 88-91.

White Papers

Hatcher, B. with Bleich, M., Connolly, C., Davis, K., Hewlett, P., Hill, K.  (2006). White Paper. Wisdom at work: The importance of the older and experienced nurse in the workplace. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation contract.

Wyatt, S.B. with Winter, K., Watson, C., Hewlett, P., Bender K. (2005).  White Paper. Strategies for minority recruitment in the National Children’s Study: Issues of trust. Prepared under DHHS contract 282-98-0019 (Work Assignment Number 17, Task 11).

Hewlett, P. & Tyrell, M. (September 2008). Nursing Workforce Continues to Expand. South Carolina Workforce Trends. 1-2.

Bonfazi, W. (July/August 2008). Words to the Wise – Carolina Professors Talk Senior Nurse Retention (an interview with P. Hewlett). Nursing Spectrum. 16-17.

Stuart, G., Hewlett, P., Pruitt, R. (July 30, 2006) “State Needs to Deal with Nursing Shortage,” The Greenville News.

Persily, C., Bleich, M., Hewlett, P., & Irving, E. (2005).  Leadership development.  In Cleary, B., & Rice, R. (Eds)., Nursing Workforce Development:  Strategic State Initiatives. (Chapter 2). New York: Springer.

Hewlett, P., & Hill, M.  (2002). A nurse leads a national organization: Martha Hill and the American Heart Association.  In D. J. Mason, J. K. Leavitt, & M. W. Chaffee (Eds.), Policy and politics in nursing and health care (4th ed.), (Chapter 31).  Philadelphia: Saunders.

Hewlett, P. (1998, May).  Mississippi’s Career Counseling Model.  Colleagues in Caring Newsletter: Regional Collaboratives for Nursing Work Force Development, 1, 6.

Hewlett, P.  (1997, October).  Mississippi: Helping RNs make transitions in the work place.  Colleagues in Caring Newsletter: Regional Collaboratives for Nursing Work Force Development, p. 3.

Hewlett, P.  (1997, July/August).  ANA should determine nurses’ role, educate public on it [letter to the editor].  The American Nurse, p. 6.

Bender, K., & Hewlett, P.  (1995).  Measuring the work satisfaction of public health nurses as an approach to systems change.  Paper prepared for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  October 1995, San Diego.