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Dr. William Scott

Associate Dean & Chief Nurse Administrator Associate Professor (With Tenure)

Office: Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education & College of Health 3rd Floor
School of Nursing
College of Health


Dr. Scott has been a family nurse practitioner and a nurse educator for almost 30 years. He was selected to be an evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in Washington and subsequently was elected to its Board of Commissioners representing practice. He served two consecutive terms on the CCNE board rising as high as Vice Chair. His voice played a significant role in helping CCNE to move forward with implementation of the national accreditation standards for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP).


DNP, Nursing Practice, Georgia Southern University, 2011

MSN, Nursing, Georgia Southern University, 1992

BSN, Nursing, Georgia Southern University, 1985

BA, European History, Armstrong State College, 1981

Awards and Honors

Nurse Practitioner of the Year, AANP - North Carolina, Award, 2010

Inducted as Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Honor, 2013

Magna cum laude, Armstrong State College, Honor, 1981

Cum laude, Georgia Southern College - Department of Nursing, Award, 1985

Intellectual Contributions

Patrick Gallagher, Heather A. King, Susanne B. Haga, Lori A. Orlando, Scott V. Joy, Gloria M. Trujillo, William Michael Scott, Marylou Bembe, Dana L. Creighton, Alex H. Cho, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Allison Vorderstrasse, Patient Beliefs and Behaviors About Genomic Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Implications for Prevention, Journal of Health Communication – June 3 2015

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

William Michael Scott, Effect of Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Risk Information on Health Behaviors and Outcomes, Duke Endowment, Duke University Health System, and DeCode Genetics, Private, 500000, Funded –  2010 to 2011

William Michael Scott, GENErating Behavior Change: Genetic CHD and T2D Risk Counseling and Health Coaching for Behavior Change in Military Personnel, Air Force BAA, Federal, 879979, Funded –  January 30 2013 to January 30 2016

William Michael Scott, Successful Transition and Retention, US Department of Labor - H-1B Job Training Grant, Federal, 211419, Funded –  2014

William Michael Scott, Using Multimedia Applications with Longitudinal Case Studies: An Online Approach to Nurse Practitioner Clinical Development, Duke University School of Nursing, Private, 10000, Funded –  January 1 2012 to December 31 2012


William Michael Scott, , Consensus Building Conference: Family Nurse Practitioner for Rural Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University/Duke University School of Nursing/Teamwork City of Hope –  February 2015

William Michael Scott, Genetic Risk Testing and integrative Health Coaching for CHD and T2D Prevention: An RCT to Improve Health Behaviors in the Air Force, International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health May 2018

William Michael Scott, Improving Primary Care in Rural Tanzania through Nurse Practitioner Task Shifting, Tanzanian Council of Nurse and Midwives November 2 2012

William Michael Scott, Integration of Concept Based Learning Resources Within FNP Curriculum to Enhance Geriatric Competencies, Geriatric Advanced Practice Nurses Association Annual Conference, GAPNA 2013

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University, Department of Dental Hygiene - Chair Search Committee, Committee Chair –  2020 to 2021

University, Graduate Committee, Committee Member –  2021 to Present

University, Library Committee, Committee Member –  2019 to Present

Department, School of Nursing Admissions and Progressions Committee, Committee Member –  2018 to Present

University System, USG Academic Advisory Council on Nursing, Committee Member –  2020 to Present

Service to the Profession

Other, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), National –  2014 to 2015

Reviewer, Journal Article, American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, National –  2012 to Present

Board of Directors of a Company, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2004 to 2012

Committee Member, Commission on Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, National –  2017 to 2018

Committee Member, Fayette County Health Advisory Council, Local –  2019 to Present

Board of Directors of a Company, Piedmont-Fayette Hospital, Local –  2020 to Present

Other, The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP, National –  2015 to Present

Reviewer, Journal Article, The Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice, National –  2012 to Present

Service to the Community

Other, Chatham County Health Department, Local –  1986 to 1993

Other, Duke Primary Care – Pickett Road Clinic, Local –  2007 to 2010

Other, Duke Primary Care – Pickett Road Clinic, Local –  2011 to Present

Other, Duke Primary Care – Triangle Family Practice , Local –  2010 to 2011

Other, Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic, Local –  2006 to Present

Other, Gwinnett Arthritis Center, Local –  1995 to 1996

Other, Memorial Medical Center, Local –  1985 to 1986

Other, OMH/NurseFirst Family Health Center, Local –  1996 to 2006

Other, United Health Care - House Calls, Local –  2013 to Present