Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Elizabeth Hassen, OCN

Clemson University

I obtained my Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from Clemson University. After enjoying an adjunct clinical instructor position at an ADN school, I returned to The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for my Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing education. While holding a full-time instructor position at the University of South Carolina-Upstate and adjunct faculty position at Clemson University, I decided to pursue my doctorate to continue to learn and expand my knowledge of nursing research and education. My love for and ten years experience in oncology lead me to the Interdisciplinary Healthcare Genetics PhD program at Clemson University. While working on the didactic portion of my doctorate, I have worked with faculty, other doctoral students, and undergraduate students on research to assess genetics within the nursing curricula at Clemson University's School of Nursing. I have been able to present this research at Sigma Theta Tau's 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana for Rising Stars, and the Southern Nurses Research Society (SRNS) 2014 conference in San Antonio, TX. At SRNS, the poster was awarded a student research award by the SRNS Education RIG. Last, I have had the opportunity to be a mentor for an undergraduate research Creative Inquiry group where our research was accepted for poster presentation at the 2014 National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference (NCUR) in Lexington, KY. My current research and dissertation focus is on increasing genetic education for nursing students and nursing faculty.