Board Members             Advancing quality nursing education

Dr. Anita Korbe
Credentials: DHSc, MSN, APRN-BC, CNE
Bio: Anita Korbe has been a nurse for 29 years she teaches full-time in undergraduate and graduate programs and works part-time as a nurse practitioner at an urgent care facility. She completed her BSN at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, a Masters degree in Nursing Administration and a Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the Medical University of South Carolina, a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and is a Certified Nurse Educator.

Anita is a member of the ANA, NLN, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Omicron Chapter at Large. She has served on the South Carolina League for Nursing (SCLN) as a board member and President-Elect during 2007 and became President of SCLN in 2013.

My name is John J Whitcomb and I am a retired Navy Nurse Corps Commander after 26 years of service. I am an Assistant Professor at Clemson University School of Nursing. I served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) 2007-2010 and Board of Directors for the Certification Corporation of AACN 2008-2010. I served as the Specialty Advisor to the Surgeon General (Navy) for critical care nursing 2007-2009. I support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide and “advance quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever changing healthcare environment”. I have demonstrated this as evidence by publications in scholarly journals such as Nursing Research, Advances in Nursing Science and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. I have presented locally, nationally and internationally in such places as Belfast Ireland, Yokosuka Japan and Montreal Canada. My commitment to lifelong learning has led to many opportunities where I have been able to make a difference for nursing worldwide. I am a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) and became the 3rd nurse in South Carolina to hold this distinction. It is an honor and privilege to serve as your President-Elect for the SCLN.

Pamela Weinberg
Central Carolina Technical College
Bio: Pam Weinberg is employed at Central Carolina Technical College as a Fundamentals of Nursing Instructor. She came with a wide variety nursing background which included medical surgical, ER, community, public health, and correctional nursing. She opened and staffed a home health agency. She served as a nursing home director of nursing and administrator. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nurses and member of The South Carolina Technical Education Association. She was recently chosen as the Central Carolina Technical College Teacher of the year-2013.

Her education includes both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina. She specialized in geriatric nursing and was certified as a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Pam was hired at CCTC as a part time faculty in 2003. She states she really did not intend to make teaching a career. Her passion for nursing grew stronger and stronger upon moving through a variety of health care settings. Pam has served as a member of the Admissions and transfer Committee, College Scholarship Committee, Nursing Faculty and Curriculum Committee. She chaired the accreditation committee for the NLNAC standard 6 for the nursing program last year. She is currently authoring in the development of the Learn Smart for Fundamentals of Nursing.

Pam’s community service includes the Clarendon County United Ministries, Relay for Life, Friends of the Library, and Habitat for Humanity. She serves as the secretary for EPRM Daughter’s of the American Revolution. She has been a Participant in the Nurses’ Health Study II for 22 years. She served on the Board of Visitors for Presbyterian College.

Secretary, Membership Chair
Robbie South, D.H.Ed., MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC
Robbie South, Associate Professor and Director of Lander University’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing, has taught nursing for 10 years. Prior to joining Lander’s faculty, she practiced in public health for 18 years. Her educational preparation includes degrees from USC Upstate (USC Spartanburg), USC Columbia and A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO. She is certified in gerontology and as a CNS in public health/community health nursing. Her research interest is spirituality and spiritual care in nursing.

Director, Chair Awards and Scholarship
Ruth A. Wittmann-Price
Ruth A. Wittmann-Price is Chairperson and Professor at Francis Marion University Department of Nursing in South Carolina. Ruth has been an obstetrical/women’s health nurse for 34 years. She received her AAS & BSN degree from Felician College in Lodi, NJ (1978, 1981) and her MS as a Perinatal CNS from Columbia University, NYC (1983). Ruth completed her Doctorate in Nursing Science (PhD) at Widener University, Chester (2006) and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence. She developed a mid-range nursing theory “Emancipated Decision-making in Women’s Health Care” and has tested her theory in three research studies. She has also been the Director of Nursing Research for Hahnemann University Hospital (2007 – 2010) to oversee all evidence-based practice projects for nursing. Hahnemann University Hospital was awarded initial Magnet status (AACN) in December of 2009. Ruth has taught all levels of nursing students over the past 15 years (AAS, BSN, MSN and DNP) and completed an international service-learning trip (2007) to rural Mexico with undergraduate nursing and physician assistant students. She was the coordinator for the Nurse Educator track in DrNP program at Drexel University in Philadelphia (2007 – 2010) and sat on five dissertation committees.

Ruth is co-editor and chapter contributor of seven books, Nursing Education: Foundations for Practice Excellence (2007) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. (AJN Book of the Year Award winner 2008), The Certified Nurse Examination (CNE) Review Manual (2009), Springer Publishing, NYC, NCLEX-RN EXCEL Test success through unfolding case study review, (2010). NYC: Springer Publishing, Fast facts for developing a nursing academic portfolio. (2012). NYC: Springer Publishing, Fundamentals of Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review (2013), NYC: Springer Publishing, and Nursing Concept Care Maps for Safe Patient Care (2013). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. She has published chapters, The Newborn at Risk (2009) in Maternal-Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children, and Families (Ward, S. & Hinsley, S. Eds.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis, a section in Giving through teaching: How nurse educators are changing the world (Fitzpatrick, Shultz, & Aiken, Eds.), NYC: NLN & Springer Publishers, and Wittmann-Price, R. A., Waite, R. & Woda, D. H. (January 2011). The role of the educator. In Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice (Dreher, M. & Glasgow, M. E. S., Eds.). NYC: Springer Publishing.

Ruth has completed the NLN LEAD program for leader development in nursing. Her theory is listed on the nursing theorist webpage of Clayton State University. She has published numerous articles and has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Director, Communications
Susan T. McAlister, RN, MS
Phone: 864-725-4113
Susan McAlister is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, SC. Susan is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina and received her Master’s degree from Clemson University. She has been a nurse for 33 years and has experience in General Surgery, Women’s Health, Nursing Education, and Home Health. She has been a faculty member at Piedmont Technical College and Lander University. Currently, she is the CNS for the Surgical Units at Self Regional which include general surgery, orthopedics, vascular surgery, the SC Joint Center and the SC Spine Center.

Dr. Tracy Fasolino
Credentials: PhD, FNP-BC, ACHPN
Bio: Tracy Fasolino has been practicing as a Nurse Practitioner for 13 years. She became an RN in 1993 and currently works with Clemson University, School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor. She teaches primarily at the graduate level and has numerous research projects on-going with a local health system. She completed her BSN at Clemson University and her MSN at the University of Texas-Houston. She became certified as a Nurse Practitioner in 2001. She returned for her PhD through the University of South Carolina and graduated in 2009. She practices as a Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient Palliative Care Team, at Bon Secours St. Francis, Greenville, SC.
Tracy is excited to be a part of the South Carolina League of Nursing as a board member.

Director, Co-Chair Awards and Scholarship
Mrs. Eileen Beasley is a clinical educator since 2012. She also teaches at Newberry College at the undergraduate level as an Adjunct Professor of Nursing. She received
her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of South Carolina, and her master of science in nursing education from Charleston Southern University. She is nationally certified as a Critical Care Nurse with over 8 years experience caring for medical/surgical, cardiology, and critically ill patients.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Board Member of the Heart of Carolina American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and volunteers with the Good Samaritan Clinic in West Columbia, SC.

Director, Chair Nominations Committee
Tara Harris

Director, Banquet
Sarah Hathcock serves as a school nurse at Oakbrook Elementary School in Ladson, South Carolina. In addition Sarah has served as an adjunct nursing instructor for both Charleston Southern University and Trident Technical College. Her nursing background includes both pediatrics and medical-surgical nursing. Sarah has been a registered nurse for 10 years. She received her ADN degree from Trident Technical College in 2002 and her MSN from Charleston Southern University in 2011. Sarah was the recipient of the Charleston Southern University Derry Patterson Wingo School of Nursing Excellence in Nursing Education Award in 2011. Sarah is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Society of Nurses. Sarah also served as the Keynote speaker for the Charleston Southern University MSN Pinning Ceremony in December 2012. Sarah organizes the annual Angel Tree for Oakbrook Elementary.

Director, Program Committee Educational Events
Shawn presently works at Florence Darlington Technical Collage as a Full time faculty nursing instructor. Before being hired as a full time faculty instructor, Shawn worked 2 years as an adjunct clinical instructor. Shawn works in a prn status at McLeod Regional Medical center in the Emergency Department, and also with McLeod's Critical Care Transport Team (Heart Reach). Shawn serves our country as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve, as a Flight Nurse out of Charleston South Carolina. Shawn has been working as a nurse since 2008. Before his nursing career, he worked in EMS as a Paramedic for 15 years and currently still holds Critical Care Paramedic certification. Shawn had the honor to use his Paramedic skills in the United States Army, as a field medic for 9 years. He obtained his ADN from the University of South Carolina, Lancaster (2008) BSN from Francis Marion University (2010) and Masters in Nurse Education from Chamberlain Nursing College (2013). Shawn has experience caring for ER, CVICU, MICU, CCU and Medical/Surgical patients, but has quickly realized he now has the best job in the world, being an educator.

Community Service Areas include serving as president for the local Pee Dee area Emergency Nurse Association, South Carolina ENA State Education, Chair, Works with local Paramedic and EMT programs curriculum and education, Training Center Faculty member/instructor for American Heart Association ACLS, BLS, PALS programs.

Kelly Armstrong

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