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Faculty and Staff

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

Title: Department Chair, Advanced Professional Nursing Practice & Leadership and Professor
Department: Advanced Professional Nursing Practice & Leadership
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-777-2913
Fax: 803-777-0616

College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 516
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States



Dr. Sheryl Mitchell earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Mitchell is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 


Dr. Mitchell teaches in the graduate nursing program.  She has served as a project chair for DNP students. She also serves as one of the faculty for South Carolina AHEC's Institute for Primary Care.


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


Dr. Mitchell's dissemination activities have included presentations at local, national, and international conferences.

Professional Service

  • South Carolina Nurses Association
  • Coalition for Access to Health Care
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Black Nurses Association
  • The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Red Cross

Dr. Mitchell currently serves as Vice-Chair of the South Carolina Nurses Association's APRN Chapter. She serves as the treasurer for the Coalition for Access to Health Care. She has served on the South Carolina Nurses Association Board of Directors as President, President-Elect, and the Commission Chair on Public Policy and Legislation. She also served as the Chair and Co-Chair of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties' Research SIG.

Professional Practice

Dr. Mitchell is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  She has practiced in the urgent care, emergency department, and primary care settings.

Research Studies (Selected)

Peer Coaching for Physical Activity Promotion among Breast Cancer Survivors:  Adapting an Efficacious Intervention to Prepare for Implementation. NCI. 2021-2025. $1.5 million. Co-Investigator.

Incorporating Health Equity Concepts into the FNP Program using a progressive family-Based case study for simulation.  Helen GurleyWolford Innovation Grant, UofSC College of Nursing. 2021.  $4,498.00.  Co-Investigator.

CVS Health Educational Foundation Grant. CVS. 2021. $3000.00. 

Developing an APRN/FQHC Practice Training Partnership. Health Resources and Service Administration – Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW). 2019-2023. $2,384,542. Co-Investigator.

TeleMental Scale.  Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation.  2019- 2022. $525,000.00. Co-Investigator.

CVS Health Educational Foundation Grant. CVS. 2020. $3000.00.

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

Publications (selected)

Scott, A. Estrada, R., Mitchell, S., & Catledge, C. (2020).  Simulation-based interprofessional education in a rural setting: the development and evaluation of a "remote-in" telehealth scenario.  Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(3), 187-189.

DeMello, M., Pinto, B., Mitchell, S., Dunsiger, S., & Stein, K. (2018). Peer support for physical activity adoption among breast cancer survivors: do the helped resemble the helpers. Eur Journal of Cancer Care, 27: e12849.

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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