Nina is an assistant professor in the Francis Marion University Department of Nursing. She began her nursing career in the cardiac step-down unit at McLeod Regional Medical Center in 2000. Nina received a baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2009, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing education from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2011. After completing her graduate degree, Nina worked as a nursing instructor and simulation coordinator for Florence-Darlington Technical College for more than two years. In 2014, Nina graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a second Master’s of Science in Nursing as a family nurse practitioner. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2016. As an advocate for nursing excellence, Nina is passionate about preparing future nurses to provide quality patient care.