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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Sheryl Mitchell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Title: Director, FNP Program and Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-777-2913
Fax: 803-777-0550

College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 502G
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States



Dr. Mitchell received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2008 from the University of South Carolina. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, also from the University of South Carolina, in 2005. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology in 1999.


Dr. Mitchell teaches in the nursing graduate program. Most recently, she has taught Nurs 705, Nurs 718, Nurs 793, and Nurs 796. 


Dr. Mitchell’s research interest include vulnerable populations, graduate nursing education, simulation, policy, and breast cancer survivorship.


McKinney, T., & Mitchell, S. (2016). Nurse Practitioner Students Risk Assessment and Remediation Planning. Presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Conference, Seattle, WA, April 12-16, 2016. 

Hand, M., & Mitchell, S. (2016). Advance Directives in Care Provision for Incarcerated Adults:  A Scoping Review. Abstract/Poster, Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Milwaukee, WI, March 17-20, 2016. 

Mitchell, S., & Demonbreun, K. (2015). Policy and Legislation 101. Presented at the South Carolina Nurses Association Convention and APRN Pharmacology Conference, Greenville, SC, October 21-24, 2015. 

Mitchell, S. (2015). Vulvodynia: The Pain Down There. Abstract/Poster, American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 9-14, 2015. 

Traufler, R., Mitchell, S., & Burgess, S. (2015). How to Incorporate Clinical Simulation into the Graduate MSN/DNP Curriculum (Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner). Presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 23-26, 2015. 

Burgess, S., & Mitchell, S. (2014). 2014 SC Legislative Update. Presented at the South Carolina Nurses Association Convention and APRN Pharmacology Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, October, 2014.

Professional Service

Dr. Mitchell is an active member and current President of the South Carolina Nurses Association (SCNA). She previously served as the Commission Chair on Public Policy and Legislation for SCNA. She also serves on SCNA's Peer Assistance Program in Nursing Steering Committee. She is an active member of the APRN Chapter. In addition, she is the current treasurer for the Coalition for Access to Health Care. Furthermore, she is a member of the American Association for Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Professional Practice

Dr. Mitchell is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and an acute care nurse practitioner. She has practiced in a variety of settings including the emergency department, urgent care, and housecalls. She currently practices with the special needs population and volunteers at the Free Medical Clinic.

Research Studies (Selected)

Peers Promoting Exercise Adoption and Maintenance among Cancer Survivors. NIH/NCI (RO1)-$2,678,179. 2015-2019. Co-Investigator (with B, Pinto, Principal Investigator).  

Publications (selected)

Hand, M., Mitchell, S., DeGregory, C. (2016). Advance directives in the provision of care for incarcerated adults: a scoping review protocol.  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(6), 91-95. 

Linton, D., & Mitchell, S. (2016). Physical examination of the eye: the fundus matters. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(8), e371-372. 

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