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College of Nursing

Student Resources

Role of Executive Director of Student Affairs

One of the roles of the Executive Director of Student Affairs is to serve as a student advocate in the College of Nursing.  The Executive Director of Student Affairs also serves as the initial contact for concerns such as requesting exception to a college policy (petitions) or a grievance. The Executive Director serves as a confidential, informal and independent resource for graduate student concerns and conflicts within the College of Nursing. Ms. Cheryl Nelson can be reached at (803) 777-8777 or email 

Role of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity  (DEI)

The Associate Dean for DEI strives for impartiality, fairness and objectivity in the treatment of all students and the consideration of their issues in the College of Nursing.  She also serves as a confidential resource for student concerns and conflicts within the College of Nursing. Dr. Jenerette can be reached at (803) 576-8332 or email 

Role of the Undergraduate Student Ombuds

The Undergraduate Student Ombuds serves as a confidential, neutral, informal and independent resource for undergraduate student concerns and conflicts. 

Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support

The UofSC Division of Student Affairs collaborates with campus and external constituents to provide access, facilitate students’ progress and persistence, advance learning, and shape responsible citizens and future leaders.  

Technology Resource Center (TRC) 

The TRC (Room 306) is available to all nursing students, faculty, and staff. There are 50 computers equipped with a wide range of software packages including computer assisted instructional and testing programs. TRC hours are generally from 8 - 5 Monday through Friday, but changes to this schedule are posted outside the entrance to the lab.

Occasionally, the TRC will be closed to general student usage due to computer testing sessions, primarily at the end of semesters. Efforts are made to notify students in advance when these testing sessions are needed. The TRC director and helpdesk staff are available to answer questions and assist student and faculty with the use of resources.

 Student Organizations

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) at USC is open for membership to any undergraduate nursing student. For more information: visit here

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is a service sorority dedicated to helping our community and building last relationship. It is open to registered nurses and nursing students. For more information: visit here 

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is open for membership to any undergraduate nursing student.

Nurse Christian Fellowship (NCF)’s purpose is to establish and advance in nursing, within education and practice, witnessing communities of nursing students and nurses who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world. 

Invitation to membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing is offered to undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence in the nursing program, leadership in community service, and a potential for scholarly excellence. Events sponsored by the College of Nursing chapter, Alpha Xi, occur throughout the academic year. For more information visit here

Columbia Area Black Nurses Association (CABNA) - The Columbia Area Black Nurses Association’s mission is to educate, advocate, and broaden the spectrum of healthcare for the underserved while being of service, providing scholarship, and mentorship for the nursing profession within our communities. Application for membership available at CABNA’s website.


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