Thomas Hartley BSN, RN, MS, CENP, DNP(s)

Tom Hartley has served as a professional nurse for more than 27 years since completing a BSN through the University of North Carolina System. His education also includes a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration and a diploma from the US Army Command and General Staff College where he now serves as faculty and a Primary Instructor in the graduate program. He is currently enrolled in the nursing doctoral program at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies with completion anticipated December 2011.

He has served in a variety of leadership roles including Associate Director of the Women’s Hospital at Lexington Medical Center, Director of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina, Director of McLeod Children’s Hospital, Vice President of McLeod Health, and Administrator (CEO) of the Wilson Medical Center in South Carolina. Tom’s teaching experience includes appointments or guest lecturing in both Baccalaureate and Graduate programs at more than 12 colleges and universities across the U.S. and he has presented on various clinical and leadership topics in regional, national, and international forums across the world.

Tom’s military career on both active duty and reserve status has included Reserve Head Nurse at Eisenhower Medical Center; Head Nurse, Emergency Medical Treatment section of the 320th Combat Support Hospital while deployed in Central America; and as a Special Brigade Staff Officer at Fort Bragg, N.C. His military awards include his current commission as a Lieutenant Colonel; multiple US Army Meritorious Service and Achievement Medals; the US Army Global War on Terrorism Medal; the Overseas Service medal; the National Defense Service Ribbon, and many others.

Tom’s community and professional service includes appointments on boards including the SC Organization of Nurse Executives, the Darlington Free Medical Clinic, the SC Children’s Hospitals Collaborative and gubernatorial appointments on the S.C. Governor’s Task Forces on Infant Mortality and Juvenile Justice. His civilian earned awards include a Commendation from the S.C. House of Representatives for Community Leadership, as well as multiple letters of recognition and appreciation from the S.C. Governor. His professional accomplishments include Certification in Pediatric Nursing and Nursing Administration from ANCC, Certified in Executive Nursing Practice from AONE Credentialing Center, as well as AHA Instructor Certifications for ACLS, PALS, and NRP.