Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: SCM: 116
Office Phone: 803.321.5118
Department: Department of Nursing
D.N.P. | Liberty University (2020)
M.S.N. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013)
A.S. | Midlands Technical College (2008)
Diploma Practical Nursing, Midlands Technical College
Dr. Dockery has more than 20 years of nursing experience. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and has extensive experience in the community health setting to include physician practice networks, community health centers, long-term care and home health. She has more than 15 years of nursing leadership and quality improvement experience. Dr. Dockery was most recently acknowledged by the President of the University of South Carolina at Columbia for her leadership and contribution to COVID-19 mitigation strategies in her role as the Director of Clinical and Ancillary Services for Student Health Services.
Previous higher education experience includes adjunct Medical Assisting faculty at ECPI University in Columbia, SC. In many of her previous roles, Dr. Dockery was responsible for developing continuing education curriculum and coordinating and overseeing skills fair for the organization’s clinical (nursing, medical assistant, personal care aide) staff members.
Dr. Dockery’s interests include nursing informatics, population health management and the use of evidence-based practice to improve health outcomes. She is passionate about the need to address social determinants that lead to the health disparities that impact vulnerable and underserved populations and finding solutions to close these gaps in care.
Dr. Dockery is a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association and is Board Certified in Nursing Informatics. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for nurses.
Dr. Dockery lives in Columbia, SC with her husband Bernard. She is active in church and enjoys watching sports, shopping, and travel. She and Bernard have two adult children. Her daughter is a Newberry College alumnus.