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Faculty and Staff Profile

Portia Botchway

Senior Lecturer, MSN, RN
LTC, Army Nurse Retired

Office: 440 Edwards Hall
Phone: 864-656-5485
Fax: 864-656-5488

 Educational Background

MSN Nursing - Clinical Specialty
University of Maryland 1979

BSN Nursing
Hampton Institute 1975

 Courses Taught

Health Assessment undergraduate and RN-BSN;Community Health Nursing undergraduate and Accelerated Degree;Medical-Surgical Nursing II and Complete Nursing;
Kaplan at Risk/Senior II;Leadership and Management in Nursing undergraduate and RN-BSN;


Teaching Philosophy: Throughout my nursing career the teaching model that I've adopted a quote from Florence Nightingale," Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; fro what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts."

 Research Publications

-September 2015 Kaplan Usability Study

-2012-2013 Mary Lohr Funding conducted a study Addressing Cultural Competence and
Communication in Community Health with Stimulation.

-Winter 2012 Co-Author, Janice Lanham, Portia Botchway and Vince Jackson. “Students Sharpen Skills and Worldview in the Bahamas”, The HEHD Leading Edge, pages 8-9.2010

-Academic Reviewer: Osborn,Kathleen, Wraa, Cheryl E., Watson, Anita. (2010). Medical Surgical Nursing: Preparation for Practice. New Jersey: Pearson 2009

-Lee, J., Jackson, B., Parker, V., Dubose, L. & Botchway, P. (2009) Influence of Family Resources and Coping Behaviors on Well-Being of African-American and Caucasian Parents of School-age Children with Asthma. ABNF Journal.