Stephanie Armstrong

2015 cohort, Medical University of South Carolina
Stephanie Armstrong, MSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in research involving vulnerable populations, intercultural competence, and human trafficking. Armstrong is especially concerned about victims of sexual trafficking, the majority of whom are women and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. She will focus her PhD work on victim recognition by individuals and agencies that are most likely to interact with such persons. Through her work in this area, Armstrong seeks to improve awareness, recognition, interventions, and services available for the victims of this growing, worldwide epidemic.

Armstrong earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from George Mason University.

Armstrong’s work experience includes clinical practice at Inova Fairfax Hospital Women’s Center, one of the nation’s largest birthing facilities. She has also practiced at several community-based hospitals in the Washington D.C. area, as well as Charleston, S.C. For many years, Armstrong has been involved in community-based education, teaching courses on topics such as newborn care, postpartum care, and breastfeeding. In 2004, she was the project lead for the development of a book entitled, “Do You Know A Nurse?” The book created to promote nursing as a career choice to school-aged children.

Armstrong has served as nursing faculty at George Mason University, South Carolina State University, and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She currently coordinates the Women’s Health portion of MUSC’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, providing didactic, simulation, and clinical instruction.

Armstrong lives in Charleston, SC.