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Faculty and Staff Profile

Jackie S Gillespie

Senior Lecturer

Office: 504 Edwards Hall
Phone: 864-710-1654

 Educational Background

MN Adult Health Nursing and Education
University of South Carolina 1979

BS Nursing
Clemson Univeristy 1975

 Courses Taught

Nurs 3100 Health Promotion
Nurs 3120 Med-Surg 1
Nurs 4150 Community Health Nursing


Jackie Gillespie is a Senior Lecturer in the Clemson University School of Nursing. Her expertise is in the area of community/public health nursing and service learning. She works with numerous community agencies to promote collaboration and team work. These sites provide students with opportunities for clinical experience. In addition, nursing students give back to the community through service learning projects. Jackie Gillespie has presented at national and state conferences on the impactful and unique learning experience provided to Community Health Nursing students at Clemson University.

 Research Interests

Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach to Care in the Community Health Setting, Disaster Preparedness, Community/Public Health Nursing

 Research Publications

Posters and Articles
2009 Gillespie, J. (2009) “Creating Teachable Moments”, Clemson Collaborations 2009, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
2012 Gillespie, J, “Creating Teachable Moments through Service Learning “2012 Drexel University Nursing Education Institute. Poster Presentation.
2011 Gillespie J. (2011) Clemson University School of Nursing “Making an
Impact in Communities” School of Nursing Annual Report
2010 Gillespie, J. (2010) “Clemson University Nursing Students Catch the Spirit of Service” HEHD Headlines.
2009 Jackie Gillespie “Reaching Communities through Culturally Competent Service Learning” Service Learning Symposium, Clemson University

 Honors and Awards

2008 SCLN Award for Nursing Excellence
2009 Service Learning Alliance Fellow, Clemson
2012 Service Learning Alliance Fellow, Clemson