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Kathryn Wampole

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Division of Nursing
College of Arts and Science

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Education

  • MSN, Nursing Education, Charleston Southern University
  • BSN, Nursing, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • BS, Business Administration, Lander University

Courses

  • Nursing Process: Maternal-Newborn Nursing (Nu 304)
  • Nursing Process: Medical-Surgical Nursing (Nu 300)

About Kathryn

Hello and welcome to my profile.  I grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and always had a great respect for Bob Jones University (BJU).  Nursing was not my first career.  I worked in business administration for 15 plus years, but I did not feel that I was doing what God wanted me to do.  I began to pray that God would do His will in my life and show me what career it was He wanted me to pursue. I received the “calling” to become a nurse after my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. 

I went to nursing school with the hopes of becoming an Oncology Nurse Practitioner.  However, while I was in nursing school, I found an interest in what my professors were doing; teaching future nurses.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina Upstate.  I completed my Master of Science in Nursing Education from Charleston Southern University in December 2014.  My first full time nursing job was in High Risk Antepartum / Labor and Delivery at Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC).  What an amazing experience it is to witness the miracle of birth on a daily basis.  During my time in L&D, I would work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) when they needed help.  I transitioned to NICU at SMC at the end of 2014 and work as a Level III NICU nurse.  I also worked at SMC Gibb’s Cancer Center’s In-patient Oncology and Palliative Care PRN.  In August 2015, I began working at BJU.  Since working at BJU, I started working on my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with hopes to complete my studies by December 2018.

My children all have 4 legs and paws.  For fun I spend time with family and friends, go hiking, driving through the mountains, play with my dogs and work in my yard.  I volunteer with the church helping to feed the needy every 2nd Saturday of the month.  I also help with the youth group with mentoring students and teaching classes on Sundays and Wednesdays.