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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Eboni Herbert Harris, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

Title: Director, Master’s Entry into Practice Nursing Program and Professor
Department: Professional Nursing Practice
College of Nursing
Phone: (803) 777-2910
Fax: 803-777-0550

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



  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing, University of South Carolina (2017)
  • Masters in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), Clemson University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of South Carolina (2004) 


Undergraduate Nursing:

  • NURS 311 Introduction to Health Assessment (Clinical)
  • NURS 412 Acute Care Nursing of Adults I (Course Coordinator)
  • NURS 411 Psychiatric Nursing (Clinical)
  • NURS 422 Acute Care Nursing of Adults II
  • NURS 425 Senior Nursing Capstone Practicum (Clinical)

Graduate Nursing:

  • NURS 704 Advanced Health Assessment (Clinical)
  • NURS 705 Acute Problems of Adults and Women’s Health (Course Coordinator)
  • NURS 730 Population Health Nursing
  • 746 Informatics, Technology, and Emerging Issues
  • NURS 758 Acute Problems in Primary Care for the FNP (Course Coordinator)

Research (Interest Areas)

Simulation in Education
Self-Care and Wellness Promotion
Weight Management
Sleep and Rest 



Harris, E. (2016, February). Using Social Media as a Recruitment Tool for Nursing Research with African American Women: An Exploratory Study. Poster presented at the annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Williamsburg, VA.

Harris, E. (2017, October). Examining Rest Practices Among African-American Women: Highlighting Self-Care Behaviors Through Photovoice. Poster presented at annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Mitchell, S. & Harris, E. (Accepted  November 1, 2019).  Bridging the Gap:  Primary Care of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Poster to be presented at the 2020 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Gibbs, S., Harris, E., Mitchell, S., Onello, R. (2018, January). Making global simulation possible: The use of robotics in interfprofessional health simulations. Presented at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Harris, E. (2018, March). Picturing rest: A photovoice study of African American women’s perceptions and practices of rest. Presented at the annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Harris, E. (2018, February). Maximizing rest for improved health outcomes. Presented at the Uof SC Clinical Practice Conference, Columba, SC.

Professional Service

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • South Carolina Nurses Association
  • National Black Nurses Association
  • Midlands of SC Black Nurses Association

Professional Practice

  • RN: ER, Hospice, Orthopedics, Neurology
  • APRN: Family Practice, Urgent Care, Disability and Special Needs Adults, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Studies (Selected)

  • Picturing Rest: Photovoice Study of Rest and African American Women
  • Helen Gurly Wofford: Using Simulation to Address Microaggressions in the Clinical Environment 

Publications (selected)

Parker, P.D., Heiney, S.P., Friedman, D.B., Felder, T.M., Estrada, R.D., Harris, E.H., & Adams, S.A. (2018). How are health literacy principles incorporated into breast cancer chemotherapy education? A review of the literature. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(6), 77-84. doi: PMID: 31131068

Harris, E., Messias D.K., Timmons, S. M., Felder, T. M., Estrada, R. D. (2018). Rest among African American women: The current state of the science. Holistic Nursing Practice 32(3). PMID: 29642128 

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