Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Margaret Hindman is assistant professor and director of graduate studies in nursing at the Mary Black School of Nursing (MBSON). She is responsible for the administration of the graduate program in nursing, which is a new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program at USC Upstate where students are eligible for Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification after graduation.
Dr. Hindman completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of South Carolina (USC). Following her studies in mathematics, she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from USC and then a master’s degree in clinical nursing and nursing research from USC. After practicing nursing for many years she completed her doctorate with distinction from the Medical College of Georgia, focusing on nursing research of “Health Care Across the Life Span.” She also holds a primary care nursing certificate from USC and is a board certified family nurse practitioner. Dr. Hindman recently attended the University of West Georgia’s nursing program leading to CNL certification.
After graduation from her doctoral program, she was the recipient of many honors and awards, including the Mary Alan Lindsay Branan Research Award from the Medical College of Georgia. She has written funded grants from national organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau International and the National Honor Society of Nursing, as well as other local organizations. Her research has been presented at institutions such as New York University and the University of Georgia. Dr. Hindman was also selected as a Brookdale Scholar to the National Institutes of Health. She recently completed a Fellowship in BioMedical Informatics offered through the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Her current research interests are in the delivery of evidenced based practice and how CNL’s access evidenced based practice at the bedside.