Clinical Professors


Lori Stanley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research

Chief Nursing Officer
Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Campus

Contact: 864-455-8729 |

Who is Professor Stanley?

Lori Stanley joined the Prisma Health team in 2015 and brings over 35 years of experience in healthcare. She currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at the Greenville Memorial Campus in Greenville, South Carolina In this role, Stanley is responsible for the oversight of nearly 2500 nurses in the care of patients and led the campus to the first Magnet Designation in 2018. Prior to coming to Prisma Health, Stanley served as a Chief Nursing Officer at the academic medical center at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. She is clinically trained in adult critical care and emergency nursing and has had the opportunity to hold various nursing leadership roles. Her experiences primarily have been served in the adult acute setting with seven years in the stand-alone children's health care arena. Stanley has served as the Vice Chair Nursing Academics for the previous Greenville Health System and served as the practice partner with Clemson University Nursing as the nursing program expanded and often serves as a preceptor for MSN and DNP students.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa, Stanley earned her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh, her
MSM(Management)from Florida Institute of Technology, and her DNP from Florida State University with a concentration in Health Systems Leadership. Her doctoral work focused on nurse staffing and patient acuity. Stanley is passionate about supporting the development of clinical bedside nurses in research, mentoring nurse leaders at all levels, operational efficiencies, human factor engineering and staffing models.

How Professor Stanley's research is transforming health care

The voice of the clinical nurse is more essential now than ever to continue to provide the care that our communities need. Key clinical processes are well known and understood by our nurses and the need for the development of structure to pursue this meaningful work is essential. Partnerships with academics continues to afford multiple opportunities to seek new evidence to improve the preparation of nurses now and for the future. Stanley is a significant supporter of this ongoing work to build structure embracing multiple models to achieve this outcome and of ensuring the development of nurse leaders.

Key Health Research Interest Areas

Retention, mentoring, leadership, staffing models, academic practice partnerships, clinical learning environments, peer review, moral distress.