Amanda Alisa Townsend, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Professor
Community / Mental Health Nursing

Research Interests
  • Burnout in Direct Care Providers
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Related to Heart Disease and Diabetes
  • Obesity Prevention Through Health-Promoting Behaviors
  • Promoting Health Literacy and Access to Care
  • Issues affecting those with Disabilities.

  • DNP, Case Western Reserve University, 2010
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Georgia State University, 1998
  • BSN, University of South Carolina, 1991

Certification and Affiliations

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (1998)
  • The American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • The American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing
  • Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS)
  • The South Carolina Capital Nurse Practitioner Group
  • South Carolina Faith Community Nurses Association

Specialized Training

  • Certificate, Compensation and Pension Veterans Medical Examinations including Gulf War Medical Examinations and Military Sexual Trauma, 2018.

Selected Publications
  • Townsend, A., Kwon. D (2016). Impulse Control Disorder, In Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach. (2nd ed.) Springer: New York. ISBN-9780826131287
  • Townsend, A. (2012). Nursing care of Clients with Impulse Control Disorder, In Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach to Professional Practice. Springer: New York. ISBN-10: 0826105637
  • Townsend, A. (1998). The Management of a Preverbal Toddler with a Corneal Abrasion. The Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Pediatric Management Problem- July/August edition.
    Completed Research Support
  • Examining Burnout in Direct Care Personnel in an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded. (Doctoral Thesis) – Successfully defended on 3/4/10 at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. PI Role


Doctoral Courses

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Planning
  • FNP/DNP Residency I-III
  • Advanced Nursing Diagnosis and Culturally Competent Management of Health Care for Individuals and Families Affected by Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome
  • Advanced Diabetes Care Residency I-III
  • Critical Analysis of Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • Dr. Townsend has also worked with students on their Doctor of Nursing Practice Project manuscripts for publication and other scholarship activities.
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Honors and Awards
  • United States Navy, Letter of Commendation- W.J. McDaniel (Rear Admiral, Medical Corps), May 3, 1995
  • Promoted early to Lieutenant (Frocked-top 1% of peers). Served May 1991-May 1995.