Marcille Jorgenson

Associate Professor of Nursing
Nursing Building
P843-863-7421 /



Dr. Marcey Jorgenson is currently an associate professor of nursing. Dr. Jorgenson is a registered nurse and has served as a chief nurse executive as well as having held administrative and clinical leadership roles in critical care nursing.

Dr. Jorgenson earned a PhD in nursing education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing and a Master of Science in administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Dr. Jorgenson holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a diploma in nursing from Columbia College in Milwaukee.

Dr. Jorgenson holds professional certifications as a Certified Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive, Advanced. She currently teaches leadership and research in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her research interests include academic-service partnerships, peer mentorship, and hope and resiliency in nursing practice. She is a member of the CSU Faculty Senate, chair for the College of Nursing Project, Resources, and Evaluation Committee, and vice president of Gamma Omicron At-large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Dr. Jorgenson serves as the research partner for the RSF Nursing Research Council, and she serves as a doctoral committee member advising students in their doctoral work.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

As nurses, we are called to serve others. As believers, we are called to 'Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father, which is in heaven'. My mission is to help students 'let their light shine' through the power of guidance, mentorship, and example. Teaching at Charleston Southern University provides me with an opportunity to teach and mentor those learning the art and science of nursing as well as future nurse leaders seeking an advanced nursing degree. More importantly, a teaching position at Charleston Southern University provides me with an opportunity to encourage others to be an example of faith through love and compassion for those around them and the patients who depend upon them in their professional lives as nurses.

Dr. Marcille Jorgenson

Top 10 finalist for 2021 CSU Excellence in Teaching Award

“Using Team-Based Simulation to Support Entry-into-Practice”, April 2018, Low Country Research Conference, Charleston, SC

“Structural empowerment, Self-efficacy, and Professional Practice Behaviors in Nursing Students and Clinical Faculty”, April 2017, Low Country Nursing Research Conference, Charleston, SC

Jorgenson, M. (2011) Impact of home hospital program on empowerment and professional practice behaviors. Doctoral dissertation.

Xu, Y., Bolstad, A., Shen, J., Colosimo, R., Covelli, M. Torpey, M., Jorgenson, M. (2010) Speak for success: A pilot study on communication competence of post-hire international nurses. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 1(2), 42-48.

Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Omicron At-large Chapter
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Nurse's Christian Fellowship