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Kimberly A. Taylor, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Advanced Professional Nursing Practice & Leadership
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-777-2467

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 521
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 

Jonas Veteran Healthcare Nurse Leader Scholar



  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of South Carolina - 2017
  • Master of Science in Nursing, East Carolina University - 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina – 1994
  • Associate of Science, Trident Technical College - 1992 


Dr. Taylor previously taught at Texas A&M University and within the Department of Defense. Her teaching experience includes:

  • Senior Nurse Executive Leadership
  • Leadership Theories in Nursing Practice
  • Leadership in Health Policy
  • Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Leadership & Management
  • Conceptual Basis of Health Systems
  • Coordinating Process in Nursing Administration

Research Interests

  • Patient Provider Communication
  • Patient Experience
  • Patient Safety
  • Strategic Communication
  • Professional Practice Models
  • Emotional Intelligence

Professional Service

  • American Nurses Association
  • South Carolina Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • American Red Cross
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Practice

Dr. Taylor’s professional practice experience spans across 25 years within the United States and abroad to include: 

  • Executive Leadership as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer
  • Public Relations Director
  • Strategic Communication Director
  • Quality and Process Improvement Manager
  • Lean Six Sigma Project Manager
  • Perioperative within Pre-operative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Care Delivery
  • Patient Safety Officer
  • Infection Control Program Director
  • Patient Experience Director
  • Internal Medicine Nurse Manager
  • Medical Surgical Nurse Manager
  • Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager
  • United States Navy Nurse Corps Officer


Taylor, K. A., McQuilkin, D., & Hughes, R. G. (2019). Medical scribe impact on patient and provider experience. Military Medicine, 184(9), 388-393. 

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