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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Joan M. Creed, DNP, RN,CCM

Title: Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-777-9162
Fax: 803-777-6268

College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina 
1601 Greene Street, Room 601D
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States



  • 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 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 the community health center. 

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. 

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) 

Creed, Joan, Ruffin, Julian, & Ward, Marsha. (2001). A Weekend Camp for Bereaved SiblingsCancer Practice, July/August.

Ruffin, Julian, Creed, Joan, & Jarvis, Carol. (1997). A Retreat for Families of Recently Diagnosed Children with CancerCancer Practice, March/April. 

Creed, Joan & Ruffin, Julian (1995). Co-Project Directors, Family Weekend Video. Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders of Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC. 

Baysinger, Mary, Heiney, Sue, Creed, Joan, & Ettinger, Robert S. (1993). A Trajectory Approach for Education of the Child/Adolescent with Cancer. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. 10(4).





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