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Annette Hines

Executive Director

  • Education
  • PhD, The University of North Carolina - Greensboro

    MSN, East Carolina University - Greenville

    BSN, Duke University

  • Research Interests
  • Health promotion in families with a child with chronic illness

    Asthma as a health disparity

    Teaching strategies in classroom and clinical settings

Dr. Annette Hines has been a practicing nurse and/or nurse educator since graduating from Duke University School of Nursing in 1984. She earned an MSN from East Carolina University with an emphasis in adult health and education and taught in North Carolina's community college system. She has a post-master's certificate as a family nurse practitioner from UNC Chapel Hill and practiced in rural health in South Carolina and in in occupational health in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Hines joined St. Thomas after serving as a faculty member with Queens University of Charlotte since 2000. During her time at Queens, she earned a PhD from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, earned tenured and was promoted from instructor to professor. She was a nurse scientist at Novant Health for two years and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals from research projects she completed with bedside nurses and faculty colleagues. She served as chair for graduate studies for five years and as director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing for five years before returning to a faculty role.

Her research interests include health promotion in families with a child with chronic illness, asthma as a health disparity, and teaching strategies in classroom and clinical settings. She co-authored the textbook "Advanced Integrative Clinical Concepts," a 2022 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award winner.

Her professional memberships include the North Carolina Nurses Association and the mu psi chapter of Sigma. As the chapter president, she led many professional and volunteer initiatives; the chapter was recognized with the Key Award for the 2021-2023 biennium.