Drew McGuffin, DNP, RN

School of Nursing
CHHS 446

                Dr. Drew McGuffin is a registered nurse with over 10 years of clinical experience. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from The University of South Carolina in 2010 and earned his Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Organizational Leadership for The University of South Carolina in 2017. He earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) in 2020, where he focused on enhancing clinical practice through an evidence-based education intervention.

                He spent the first five years of his clinical career in cardiology then transitioned into the perioperative setting. Across his clinical career he has served as a staff nurse, a clinical supervisor, an educator, and mentor to clinical teammates and nursing students. He joined UNC Charlotte as a lecturer in 2020, and concurrently maintains his clinical practice as a bedside nurse.

                Dr. McGuffin has been inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. He has served on the UNC Charlotte graduate curriculum committee and as a board member for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. He is also a member of the American Society of Perianethesia Nurses, the American Nurses Association, and Atrium Health DNP quality committee. In 2020, he received the Edith Brocker Nursing Excellence Award for his DNP scholarly project and overall academic performance.


Research Interest(s)

  • Evidence-Based Practice as it relates to:
  • Leadership
  • Doctoral Education
  • Undergraduate Education
  • Clinical Practice