Susan (Vicki) Ball

Dean of College of Nursing
Nursing Building
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Vicki Ball

Dr. Vicki Ball is Director of the MSN Program. She is a registered nurse and certified nurse educator with a clinical background in medical-surgical patient care and nursing leadership. A United States Air Force veteran, she served as a nurse officer for 23 years in various clinical and administrative nursing leadership positions prior to her retirement. She began her second career as a nurse educator in 2010. Ball earned a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Liberty University in 2017. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 1997 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 1987. She currently teaches leadership and management in professional nursing in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her research interests include the use of escape room technology in education, the lived experiences of nurse educators with prior military careers, and simulation in nursing education. She is a member of the university Graduate Council, faculty advisor of the Student Nurses Christian Fellowship, chair of the College of Nursing MSN Graduate Curriculum Committee, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Ball serves as an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Peer Evaluator and volunteers in the children’s ministry and community outreach through her church.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I consider my role as a nurse educator both a privilege and a calling. Growing the next generation of nurses in today's dynamic health care environment requires a balance between art, science, and faith. I am humbled by the opportunity to equip students with the academic, technical, and spiritual tools they need to serve God and others.

Dr. Vicki Ball

Palmetto Gold Faculty Recognition Award 2018

Using Educational Escape Room Technology to Promote Critical Thinking and Teamwork in Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Integrative Review of the Literature (poster presentation, 2019)
The Lived Experiences of Nurse Educators with Prior Military Careers (poster presentation, 2018)
The Use of Simulation and Team Training to Support Entry into Practice (poster presentation, 2018)
Servant Educators Shape the Future of Nursing, journal article, published in The Journal of Christian Nursing, 2015

Nurses Christian Fellowship
Sigma Theta Tau
National League for Nursing
South Carolina Nursing Education Simulation Alliance