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Elizabeth Harmon DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

Elizabeth Deenihan Harmon DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Nursing
  • Department of Nursing
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Dr. Elizabeth Harmon is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.  She received her BSN from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and her MSN and DNP from The Medical University of South Carolina, in 2001 and 2013 respectively.   She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.


Dr. Harmon is a first-generation college graduate from a western Pennsylvania milltown.  As a registered nurse, Dr. Harmon worked in many nursing disciplines within a hospital setting including general duty, cardiac and surgical intensive cares and supervisory positions.   After a lengthy career as a bedside nurse, she furthered her education with an interest in primary care throughout the lifespan. During her graduate program she received the Rural Health Fellowship allowing her to focus on healthcare disparities and barriers to primary health care. Her doctoral project addressed shared-decision making in the primary care setting to improve health care outcomes.


Dr. Harmon initially joined MUSC as clinical faculty in 2003 and as instructor in 2013. In 2018 Dr. Harmon was promoted to Assistant Professor. In addition, Dr. Harmon successfully earned her CNE certification. Her experience of clinical practice provides a strong foundation for her role in preparing the next generation of advanced practice registered nurses. Her passion for excellence in providing healthcare now extends to her care and guidance of the FNP student family with her role as FNP Lead Faculty.


Keywords: primary care practice, advanced practice nursing, shared decision-making, advanced health assessment, problem-based learning.