Vicki Ball

Dean of College of Nursing
Nursing Building
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Vicki Ball

Dr. Vicki Ball is Dean of the College of Nursing, overseeing the ABSN, BSN, and MSN programs. 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 as a Lieutenant Colonel. 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, simulation in nursing education, and health policy advocacy. She is a member of the National League for Nursing, Nurses Christian Fellowship, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Ball serves as an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Peer Evaluator and Evaluation Review Panel Member. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Charleston where she serves on the Safety Committee and as a children’s AWANA leader.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

Going the extra mile for our students is what separates CSU from other schools. We have the opportunity to encourage students when they are struggling with learning difficult concepts or dealing with emotionally-charged patient care situations. We hold them accountable to the highest nursing standards, while also loving them through the challenging transition from student nurse to graduate nurse. But most of all, we pray with them and for them as they seek to live out the call God has placed on their lives to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Dr. Vicki Ball

Palmetto Gold Faculty Recognition Award 2018

"Health Policy for Advanced Practice Nurses: The Social Structure of Congress," Chapter in Shaping Nursing Healthcare Policy (2022) textbook
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 International Nursing Honor Society
National League for Nursing
Accreditation for Education in Nursing Peer Evaluator and Evaluation Review Panel Member