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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Susan T. McAlister, RN, MS
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,
Tracy is excited to be a part of the South Carolina League
of Nursing as a board member.
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.
Chair Nominations Committee
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.