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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Erin Shepherd


Office: Edwards Hall

Phone: 864.656.3475


Educational Background

MSN Masters of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Educator
Jacksonville University 2019

BSN Bachelors of Science in Nursing
The College of New Jersey 2011

Courses Taught

NURS 4120 Nursing Care of Women and Their Families
NURS 4121 Obstetrics Simulation Laboratory


I am a nurse with 9 years of experience caring for pregnant women and their newborns in a variety of settings, from an acute inpatient and high-risk environment in New Jersey to low-risk inpatient and birth center care settings in South Carolina. After earning my Masters in Nursing Education in 2019, I began a professional relationship with Clemson University's School of Nursing. My dual professional passions include nursing care of women and nursing education. I have earned National Certification in Inpatient Obstetrics, verifying expertise in the care of antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum women, fetal monitoring and newborn care. I am also a Certified Nurse Educator, a title that denotes excellence and commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning. I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the National League for Nursing (NLN), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). I enjoy spending time kayaking with my husband or hiking together with our two dogs. We appreciate the beauty of the SC mountains and lakes and love to be outdoors. I also love reading, yoga, and cooking and baking for my family and friends.

Research Interests

Nursing care of antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum women
The use of Simulation in nursing education
Mental health and coping strategies of nurses
Professional Role Development in Nursing
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Honors and Awards

Member of Sigma Theta Tau
Faculty Counselor of Clemson's Gamma Mu Chapter (2020-2022)

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