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Jason R. Thrift

MS, RN, Instructor
Lead of Clemson University School of Nursing Social Media

Office: 229
Phone: 864-720-2071
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 Educational Background

PhD Nursing
Mercer University In Progress

MS Nursing Education
Clemson University 2011

BS Nursing
Clemson University 2001

 Courses Taught

NURS 3100 Health Assessment (2014-present) ASD/BSA/BS
NURS 3101 Health Assessment Lab (2014-present) ASD/BSA/BS
NURS 4011 Mental Health Clinical (2015-present) ASD/BSA/BS
NURS 1400 Computer Applications in Healthcare BSA/BS
ASD-Accelerated Second Degree Program
BSA-Bachelor of Science Accelerated Program
BS-Bachelor of Science Program


I have been working with the School of Nursing in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Bachelor of Science Accelerated Nursing Program, and Accelerated Second Degree Program. I currently am a member of the following nursing professional service boards and chapters: Past President of the Gamma Mu Chapter of Sigma, Global Nursing Excellence and International Honor Society of Nursing (2019-2021), Director of Communications/Webmaster for the South Carolina League for Nursing (SCLN), Board Member for the Mental Health America, Anderson County Board, Member of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF) Board of Trustees, and Adviser for the Clemson Chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN, Student Organization). I am an active member of the following nursing organizations: American Nurses Association, South Carolina Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, South Carolina League for Nursing, American Nursing Informatics Association, Sigma (Clemson University Gamma Mu, Mercer University Pi Gamma, and Anderson University Alpha Alpha Pi Chapters), the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Mental Health America, the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, and the South Carolina Nursing Education Simulation Alliance. Apple Teacher.

 Research Interests

Virtual Reality Simulation
Mental Health

 Research Publications

Articles are listed below for my research interests. Currently working through the dissertation process in the PhD in Nursing Program at Mercer University, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.

Thrift, J. (in press). Exploring Virtual Environments for Mental Health Clinical Experiences in a Pandemic. Journal of Informatics Nursing. Vol , Issue , p

Thrift, J. (2016). Robotic Nurses: They are Coming Soon! Nursing Informatics Today. Vol 31, Issue 1, p 17-19.

Whitcomb, J., & Thrift, J. (2015). Accelerated Second Degree Programs: One way to reduce the Nursing Shortage. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Vol 34, Issue 4, p 187-188.

 Honors and Awards

Past President Gamma Mu Chapter of Sigma (2019-2021)
Outstanding Graduate Student Nurse Educator Track 2011
Inductee to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2011


Robotic Nurses: They are Coming Soon!
Accelerated Second Degree Programs One Way to Reduce the Nursing Shortage
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