Anna Katherine Townsend began teaching for Francis Marion University in Summer 2018 as an adjunct instructor of nursing. She then joined the Francis Marion University Nursing faculty full time in August 2018 as an instructor of nursing. Anna Katherine received her BSN from the University of South Carolina in 2010, and upon graduation began her nursing career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia, SC. She also worked for the University of South Carolina as adjunct faculty. After seven years of bedside nursing, Anna Katherine received her MSN from Frontier Nursing University in December 2016. She began working as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Midlands Internal Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina in 2017. In addition, she earned her DNP from Frontier in September 2019.
Anna Katherine will be teaching in both the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. She looks forward to preparing future nurses and nurse practitioners at Francis Marion to provide excellent care utilizing evidence based practice. Additionally she has returned to school to pursue her doctorate of nursing practice. Anna Katherine is also actively involved in the community with the Junior League of Florence.