April R. Cone, DNP, MSN, RN


April R. Cone, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor, Nursing
Nursing Academic Program Manager

Walterboro East Campus
Allendale West Campus
Office: 843-782-8670
Office: 803-812-7429
April R. Cone, DNP, MSN, RN

I am an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Nursing Academic Program Manager at USC Salkehatchie and USC Beaufort. I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from USC College of Nursing in 2019, my Master’s in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2013, and my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2010.

I am passionate about nursing in rural and urban communities and have published several articles on this topic and have done multiple community-level presentations on the USC Salkehatchie Rural Nursing Initiative Partnership Program in the Salkehatchie region.

Professional recognitions include being a Cockcroft Leadership Fellow and Loomis-Wood Doctoral Fellow from the University of South Carolina. I have also been awarded the Collegiality and Collaboration Award by the University of South Carolina and the Palmetto Gold Award for Nursing Excellence by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation.

I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the South Carolina Nursing Education Simulation Alliance.

I like to spend time with my husband, children, and our boykin spaniel, Scout. I love sports and love supporting my children at their football and basketball games. As a family we all enjoy watching the Gamecocks.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

DNP. University of South Carolina College of Nursing 2019

MS in Nursing. University of Phoenix 2013

BS in Nursing. University of Phoenix 2010

  • NURS B310 Pathophysiology
  • NURS B312 Assessment & Physical Exam
  • NURS B330 Transcultural Health Practices
  • NURS B418 Community & Public Health Nursing
  • NURS B422C Clinical Care in Public & Community Health Settings
  • NURS B430C Clinical Synthesis & Seminar
  • NURS B435 Career Prep & Transitions
  • Rural/Urban Nursing
  • Retention and Diversity
  • Pre-Entry Prep for Upper Division Nursing Students