Dr. Sonya Blevins Selected as 2016-17 Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellow

February 15, 2016 at 10:40 am
Dr. Sonya Blevins

Dr. Sonya Blevins

The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce that Dr. Sonya Blevins has been selected as a 2016-2017 Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellow.

The Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Program is a prestigious and competitive nursing leadership program. Fellow candidates are trained by nationally recognized leaders in the fields of Nursing, Health Care, and Public Policy.

Blevins, the associate dean for the Mary Black School of Nursing at the USC Upstate Greenville campus, is excited about the opportunities the fellowship provides to her and to healthcare leaders.

“The Amy Cockcroft Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for healthcare leaders to develop skills, knowledge and collaborative networking to prepare for the advancing demands in healthcare and education leadership,” Blevins said.

Blevins joined the faculty of USC Upstate in August 2012. Prior to teaching at USC Upstate, she served as the assistant professor of nursing at Hawai’i Pacific University in Kaneohe, Hawai’i.

Blevins currently serves on the MEDSURG Nursing Editorial Board and has numerous publications. She is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and is a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN).

Blevins received her Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University; Master of Science degree from Syracuse University; and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of South Alabama. She has clinical experience in intensive care, medical-surgical, and OB/Gyn nursing.

Established in 1994 by Amy V. Cockcroft, the founding dean of the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina, the program has evolved to prepare nurse executive leaders to meet the increasingly urgent demands of today’s health care organizations. This progressive leadership program will advance a leader’s ability to lead and navigate complex organizations and work effectively with interdisciplinary teams.