Serving as a nursing instructor at SCC for more than two decades, Veronica Stevens has seen the front lines of many successful nursing careers and now she will have a much broader role in creating them for students at the college.
This week, Stevens has earned the role of role of Division Chair for Health Programs
Stevens received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing from East Carolina University and followed with a Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate and Graduate Certificate in Community College Teaching. She received another Bachelor’s degree in 2015 in Doctor of Nursing Practice.
“I hope to add to the long legacy of nursing excellence that has been established,” she says about her work at the college. “”Our programs must continually evolve to address the increasingly complex health needs of a changing population.”
Stevens has served several health care organizations in the area to include Sampson Regional Medical Center, Sessoms Medical Practice, Duplin County Health Department, Clinton Women’s Clinic and Clinton Urgent Care.
She was involved in piloting the Wellness on Wheels collaborative which received national recognition. Wellness on Wheels is a mobile health clinic that travels to various locations in the area to help people maintain or improve their health. As a result, she was honored as an excellent example of social innovation in health care in North Carolina. The program was also selected for an exhibit in the Jim Hunt Library. She also won the college’s Excel Award in 2011.
Stevens, who has already developed the first online option for preparing licensed practical nurses to become registered nurses, says she welcomes any challenges that arise.
“Proverbs 3:5 has shaped my personal and professional endeavors,” she points out. “My vision is to devise and implement innovative program options and offerings that meet the growing needs of health care, subsequently preparing health care providers to deliver quality care in diverse settings.”