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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Ann Scott, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE

Clinical Instructor - USC Lancaster
College of Nursing

Phone: 803-313-7165

PO Box 889
Lancaster, SC 29721



Professor Scott received her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Clemson University in 1987. She completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing through the University of Virginia in 1994. Her Master's Degree in Nursing focused on Adult Critical Care with a focus in cardiovascular nursing as a clinical specialist. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of South Carolina with a focus on the Nurse Executive track.  


Professor Scott currently teaches the pre-nursing course, NURS 216-Biophysical Pathology at the University's Lancaster campus. She is also a clinical instructor for NURS 311, 412, 422, 425, 435.


Challenges Associated with Bringing High Fidelity Nursing Simulation to Rural Campuses. Presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau 26th Annual Nursing Research Congress. 

Professional Service

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Xi chapter – Member and Governance Chair
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • SC National League for Nursing
  • National League for Nursing  

Professional Practice

Professor Scott has been a nurse for over twenty-eight years primarily working in critical care (adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Previously, she was a Director of Cardiovascular Services, an outcomes analyst, and, for the past 11 years, a nurse educator. 

Publications (selected)

Pedersen, A., Earley, M.B., Fenner, D., Postlewaite, C., & Scott, A. (2001). Ground Zero: Building a Cardiac Surgery Program. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing,20 (4), 26-33. 

Pedersen, A., Earley, M.B., Fenner, D., Postlewaite, C., & Scott, A. (2001). How to Build a Cardiac Surgery Program. Nursing Management, 46-50.