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Faculty and Staff Profile

Lisa Miller

Principal Lecturer
Family Nurse Practitioner and MS DNP Program Coordinator

Office: CU Nursing Building 227



Educational Background

Ph.D. Nursing Science
University of South Carolina 2012

MS Nursing-FNP
Clemson University 2007

Cert. Women's Studies
University of South Carolina 2010

BS Nursing
Clemson University 2000

Courses Taught

Adult Nursing (NURS 8210/8211) FNP/AGNP Course
Practicum for NP Certification I & II (NURS 8230/8240) FNP/AGNP Course
DNP Outcomes Management (NURS 9060) DNP Course
DNP Project II (NURS 9100) DNP Course
Advanced Nursing of Developing Families (NURS 8190/8180) FNP/AGNP Course
Nursing Care of Women and Their Families (NURS 4120) Traditional BS, Accelerated BS
Field Experiences in a Low Resource Country: Peru (NURS 3620) Global Health Certificate


Dr. Lisa Miller has been a member of the nursing faculty since 2007 and currently teaches Graduate courses in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Clemson University. She completed her Ph.D. in Nursing Science with an additional Certificate in Women's Studies from the University of South Carolina. She has been an actively practicing Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of clinical experience and is Board Certified with the ANCC. Her past research includes; projects on advancing nurse practitioner student training on Long Acting Reversible Contraception, low income first time mothers, birth autonomy and an international pediatric screening program. Dr. Miller just completed a role as project coordinator for the ANEW Grant program on Expanding the Primary Nurse Practitioner Workforce in Rural Areas around Appalachia. She is also currently conducting research with graduate nursing students and intraprofessional simulation with Undergraduate Nursing and Medical Students.

Research Interests

Rural Health, Graduate Simulation/Telehealth, Vulnerable Populations, Global Health, Birth Autonomy, Transition to Motherhood

Research Publications

Bell, N., Hopla, D., George, T., Durham, C., Miller, L., & Kelley, S. (2023) Evaluation of a Hands-On Graduate Training Curriculum in Contraceptive Care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 19(4): 104491.
George, T., Hopla, D., Bell, N., Durham, C., Mitchell, S., Burgess, S., Miller, L., & Olawsky. (2022) Hands-On Experiences in Long-Acting Reversible Contraception for Nurse Practitioner Students. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 18(10): 1111-1114.
Wessinger, K., Temples, H. & Miller, L. (2018) The Latest in Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. The Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32(5): e91.
Amerson, A., Miller, L., Glatt, M., Ramsey, K., & Baker, J. (2017) Assessment of anemia levels in high altitude Peru. Global Journal of Health Science, 9(7), 87-95.
Amerson, A., Whittington, R., & Duggan, L. (2014) Intimate Partner Violence Affecting Latina Women and their Children. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(6), 531-536.
Miller, L., Johnson, A., Duggan, L., & Behm, M. (2011). Consequences of the Back to sleep program in infants. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 26(4), 364-368.

Honors and Awards

2015 Recipient of the Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program Award Recognition of Excellence in Nursing Practice and Commitment to the Profession. Awarded by the South Carolina Nurses Association
2012 Recipient of Dissertation of the Year Award. Awarded by College of Nursing University of South Carolina.
2011 Recipient of Distinguished Graduate Scholar Award. Awarded by Office of Research Breakthrough Magazine University of South Carolina.
2008 Recipient of Nurse Faculty Fellowship, Awarded by Blue Cross Blue Shield and the South Carolina Nurses Foundation

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