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Bonnie Glymph Treado

Associate Professor of Nursing
Academic Background
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Medical University of South Carolina
Master of Science in Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts, Presbyterian College

What year did you start teaching at AU?


Why teach at AU?

Anderson University's mission statement most closely resembles my philosophy of nursing and nursing education: "Christ-centered, people-focused, student-oriented, quality-driven, and future-directed."

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

Anderson University allows me to work with healthcare professionals and future healthcare providers who share a similar personal and professional philosophy.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

My courses are designed to be active and engaging. Learners will be challenged but will develop practical skillsets to serve their patient populations and communities at large.


Dr. Bonnie Treado is an Assistant Professor in the DNP Program at the School of Nursing. After she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Presbyterian College with the intention of entering law school and working in hospital administration, she began working in a cancer center and very quickly changed her career trajectory. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the Medical University of South Carolina. While attending MUSC, she was a Presidential Scholar and Fellow and a member of the Hispanic Health Initiative. Dr. Treado is an AANP certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains her practice in primary care.

As a lifelong resident of South Carolina, she is committed to serving the diverse health care needs of her state. Her experience as an oncology nurse eventually led her into the field of primary care, specifically into primary care of underserved populations, with a focus on prevention and provider communication. While working in federally qualified health centers, she gained expertise in providing primary care across the lifespan in an inter-professional setting with patients aged 48 hours to 100 years. The South Carolina Office of Rural Health awarded her a grant through the NHSC and SCPHCA for her research in health literacy and health literacy in rural populations with uncontrolled diabetes, and she co-authored and was awarded a grant to assist rural patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Her patient population expertise includes: the Gullah community of SC, migrant farmer communities, primary care of the HIV/AIDS population through the Ryan White Program, immigrant communities in Upstate SC, and the homeless population in Upstate SC and in Charleston County.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Treado also has experience in risk management, clinical informatics, patient-centered medical home accreditation, pharmaceutical training, and federal data collection and reporting.

Dr. Treado is dedicated to student-centered learning through the use of innovative education methods including simulation and problem based learning. As a patient advocate, she is also dedicated to disseminating the knowledge of providing evidence-based care in a cost-effective manner to meet the complex health needs of the underserved.