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Jason R Thrift

University Center of Greenville

Office: Suite B-5 109
Phone: 864-250-6753
Fax: 864-250-6711
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 Educational Background

PhD Nursing
Mercer University Anticipated 2019

MS Nursing Education
Clemson University 2011

BS Nursing
Clemson University 2001

 Courses Taught

NURS 1400 Computer Applications in Nursing
NURS 3100 Health Assessment Lead
NURS 3101 Health Assessment Lab
NURS 3121 Med-Surg I: Fundamentals of Nursing Lab/Clinical
NURS 3030 Med-Surg II: Adult Nursing Lecture
NURS 3031 Med-Surg II: Adult Nursing Clinical/Simulation Lab
NURS 4011 Mental Health Clinical
NURS 4251 Community Clinical
NURS 4051 Leadership and Management Clinical
NURS 4101 Practicum Clinical Coordinator


I have been working with the School of Nursing since 2014 with the Accelerated Second Degree Program, RN-BS Program, and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. I am an adviser for the Clemson University Greenville Student Nurses Association (CUG SNA), and act as a board member for the Clemson Gamma Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Additionally I am a board member (Director of Communications/Webmaster) for the South Carolina League of Nursing (SCLN). 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 Theta Tau International (Clemson Gamma Mu and Mercer Pi Gamma Chapters), and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

 Research Interests

Mental Health

 Research Publications

Articles are listed below for my research interests in simulation, informatics, and medical-surgical nursing. Currently working through research considerations in the PhD in Nursing Program at Mercer University, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.

 Honors and Awards

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