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Amy Williams, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

Dr. Amy Williams is an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She received her BSN, MSN, and DNP from MUSC. Dr. Williams is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).

Dr. Williams has practiced pediatric nursing since beginning her career, first as a bedside nurse and now as a nurse practitioner in primary care where provides care at MUSC Children’s Health University Pediatrics-Northwoods in North Charleston, SC. The clinic has a large first-generation immigrant population; Dr. Williams speaks both Spanish and English in her practice. She is invested in health equity work. She weaves her clinical and advocacy knowledge into her teaching in the DNP program.

Dr. Williams is known for being active in healthcare policy work at the national level through her professional organization, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and at the state level, in early childhood care. She holds two Governor’s appointments, as a trustee for South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness, and the Early Childhood Advisory Council where she fills the only healthcare provider seats, working alongside members of the South Carolina General Assembly and state agency heads to ensure all of South Carolina’s children are prepared for kindergarten through available, evidenced-based early childhood educational and caregiving programs.

Amy is the recipient of two Duke foundation grants. The first, to promote school preparedness in the Latin American community and the second to co-locate behavioral healthcare in her primary care clinic. She is the site administrator for Zero to Three’s Healthy Steps initiative in her clinic. Her professional interests include healthcare policy and advocacy, social determinants of health obesity, asthma, development, health equity and promoting culturally effective healthcare.