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Stephanie Armstrong R.N., Ph.D.

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  • College of Nursing
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Stephanie Armstrong, PhD, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar and Advanced Clinical Specialist in Women’s & Infants’ Health, is an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing and teaches in the ABSN, DNP, and RN to BSN programs. She received her BSN and MSN from George Mason University, and PhD from MUSC. Her specialty areas include Women’s & Infants’ Health and Human Trafficking.

Dr. Armstrong began her nursing career in Northern Virginia, practicing at Inova Fairfax Hospital’s Women’s Center, one of the nation’s largest birthing facilities. The cultural diversity of the patient population she worked with there, instilled a passion for health equality and the care of vulnerable populations. Dr. Armstrong soon after was asked to teach nursing clinicals for her alma mater, George Mason University and found great joy in working with students. Since that time, she has held several academic appointments and enjoys providing service to the profession through education and mentoring of future nurses. 

In addition to teaching Women’s Health, Dr. Armstrong currently teaches nursing students about the identification and care of human trafficking survivors in the healthcare setting, an area that she has conducted research on. Dr. Armstrong is engaged with the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force, is a member of HEAL Trafficking, and volunteers with several organizations that assist children in the foster care system and those who have survived human trafficking.

Keywords: Women’s health, human trafficking, vulnerable populations