Nursing Dean Receives International Appointment
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Societyfor Nursing has elected Dr. Tara Hulsey, dean ofCharleston Southern University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health, to its Board of Directors.
The International Honor Society for Nursing is active in 85 countries and promotes the professional development of nurses.
“I am not only humbled to be elected by our global membership but also am thrilled with the international exposure that this has given CSU,” said Hulsey.
Hulsey also is chair of the United Nations and Global Health Advisory Council for the International Honor Society for Nursing, is on the South Carolina State Board of Nursing, is a national consultant for the Quality & Safety in Nursing Initiative and has been named a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing.
The Charleston Southern university College of Nursing and Allied Health recently opened a 16,100-square-foot expansion to accommodate the growth of the nursing program. The Charleston Southern bachelor of science in nursing program has a 95 percent seven-year pass rate on NCLEX, the national exam required to receive a license to practice.
CSU has the highest seven-year pass rate of all accredited BSN programs in the state of South Carolina. The Charleston Southern nursing program is in the process of tripling enrollment in response to a nationwide nursing shortage and a national call for 80 percent of the nation’s nurses to have a minimum of a bachelor of science in nursing by 2020. Only 30 percent of nurses in South Carolina currently hold a BSN.
Charleston Southern also offers the master of science in nursing program with a nurse educator track. For more information on degree programs through the College of Nursing and Allied Health, visitCharleston Southern.edu/nursing.