Provider of the Quarter: Angela Stanley

Since the clinic has only one part-time provider on staff, volunteer providers are absolutely vital to the clinic being able to help patients who so desperately need our services

Angela Stanley DNP, is an Instructor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at MUSC College of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University, a Master of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University, a Master of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Community-Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Executive Advanced, Inpatient Obstetrics Nurse, and Electronic Fetal Monitoring.

During her 20-year career in the United States Navy, Dr. Stanley functioned as a Maternal-Child Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Community-Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in both traditional and austere environments around the world. She completed two deployments and various humanitarian assistance exercises in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

What initially interested you about volunteering at the Shifa Free clinic? What drove you to continue volunteering?
Volunteering in any capacity gives me personal fulfillment. However, I attended the Shifa Medical Clinic Open House last Summer and noted a colposcope in an exam room. I enjoy Women’s Health, especially Maternal-Child Nursing and had been on a quest to identify a clinical setting where I could maintain full-scope, including obstetrical care.

How would you describe your overall experience with the Shifa free Clinic?
Love love love it!

What’s you greatest achievement and how has it shaped you?
My greatest achievement is becoming a mother to my son, Mason. It has reshaped my mind to clearly identify what is important in life.

If you could choose your last words what would they be?
My last words – something that my grandmother and mother always say – “Make good choices”. Life is short and it’s important to understand how your actions impact you and others – immediate and long-lasting effects.

How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as a person who enjoyed life to the fullest…but also knew how to get down to business and get the job done – the best of both worlds!