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Catherine Counihan Wilson

Assistant Professor, Co-Chair, Graduate Nursing, FNP Program Coordinator
Academic Background
Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Alabama
Master of Science, University of South Carolina
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Science, Clemson University
Phone Number:
(864) 622-6090
Catherine Counihan Wilson

Catherine says at Anderson University, “it is freeing to work in an environment of people who share my core values.”

She wishes prospective students knew that nursing is a profession where one can evolve and grow with time. “Staff nurse, nurse researcher, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse leader, nurse manager, nurse educator – we are all nurses.”

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Nursing 591 Advanced Pathophysiology; Nursing 541 Primary Care Across the Lifespan; Nursing 640 Cre of Special Populations; FNP clinicals classes

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

I have been in clinical practice for 33 years and love taking care of patients. I also loving nursing. I have felt for years that I was called to teach and give back a little of what I have learned. To that end, I completed my doctoral degree. When God opened the door for me to teach at Anderson University, I felt no hesitation about coming full time. One of the best parts of teaching at Anderson University is the encouragement to continue clinical work so that now I see patients one day a week and teach the rest of the week. It has been a wonderful growth experience for me. I know I am doing what God would have me do.


When I am not working I love to read, travel, and re-upholstering furniture.

People might be interested to know I...

Was born in Canada but have lived in South Carolina most of my life.

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

The thing I find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University is working in a faith-based organization. These are not just words at Anderson they are the way business is done.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

I wish prospective student knew how much potential for growth there is in nursing. In nursing, you can be a staff nurse, an office nurse, a flight nurse, an ICU nurse, an executive nurse, a research nurse, a professor nurse, a lawyer nurse ... the list goes on.

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

My classroom is a place for sharing knowledge and scholarship where every member of the class has a role in the success of the class.


DeMeo, S.; Raman, S.; Hornik, C.; Wilson, C.; Clark, R.; Smith, P. 2015. “Adverse events after routine immunization of extremely low-birth-weight infants.” JAMA Pediatrics doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0418.

Well, D., Ferlauto, J., Forbes, D. Graham, R., Newell, R., Wareham, J., & Wilson, C. (1989). Lipid tolerance in the very low birth weight infant on intravenous and enteral feedings. Journal of Parenteral Enteral Nutrition 13 (6) 623-627.

Wilson, C. 2014. “An Integrative Literature Review: Two-Month Vaccines for Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.” Poster presentation at National Neonatal Nurse Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, September 4-6.