Profile: Dr. Tara Hulsey
Dr. Tara Hulsey is dean and professor in the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Charleston Southern University and adjunct faculty in the Colleges of Nursing and Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Clemson University, her master of science in maternal/child nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and her doctor of philosophy in nursing science from the University of South Carolina. Her specialty area is high-risk obstetrics. Dr. Hulsey is also a certified nurse educator and teaches at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. She has developed nursing courses and graduate nursing programs for several universities and has served as a consultant to nursing programs in the U.S and China.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and is the past-president of the Gamma Omicron at-Large Chapter. She served two terms as the region 7 coordinator for Sigma Theta Tau International. Currently she is chair of the United Nation and Global Health Advisory Council for Sigma Theta Tau, International. Dr. Hulsey has held numerous leadership positions in the area of perinatal nursing, serving on the board of directors for the South Carolina Perinatal Association, the Regional Perinatal Association and the National Perinatal Association. She served five years as chair of the research committee of the National Perinatal Association and is past chair of the National Perinatal State Forum. She serves as a chair for nursing accreditation site visits and on the evaluation review panel for the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and was recently appointed by the governor to serve on the South Carolina Board of Nursing.
Dr. Hulsey is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a Robert Wood Johnson executive nurse fellow alumnus (2006-2009) and was project director of the RWJ funded quality and safety education in nursing initiative, in which the College of Nursing and Allied Health was one of 15 pilot schools in the country. She has received more than $2 million in funded research and project grants and has published in the areas of unwanted pregnancy, infant mortality, low birth weight and maternal pregnancy behaviors. Dr. Hulsey has presented at local, regional, national and international levels.