Tina Ehlies completed the Medical University of South Carolina graduating with a B.S. in Nursing and received a commission in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She practiced as a Neuro-trauma Intensive Care Unit nurse, an Emergency Room charge nurse, hospital nursing supervisor and recovery room charge nurse. Tina received a Masters Degree in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and Group Therapy at the University of South Carolina. Her teaching experience includes two years at The University of South Carolina and two years at Clemson University; three years with the Continuing Education Program at Clemson University teaching Psychiatric Nursing Review for State Board of Nursing Licensure Examinations. She remained in the Army Reserves and served as an Army Nurse Recruiter and Retention Officer, Equal Opportunity Officer, Chief of Education and Assistant Chief Nurse. During Desert Storm, Tina served as a Lieutenant Colonel at Ft. Campbell, as a Clinical Therapist in the out-patient psychiatric clinic, on-call for Emergency Room Psychiatric Services, and as an educator to train corpsmen and staff assigned to a psychiatric causalities receiving facility for Desert Storm soldiers.
Tina’s experience at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center includes: Mental Health Liaison Nurse for the medical-surgical hospitals, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at Marshall I. Pickens Hospital, therapist and nurse for Partial Hospitalization Program, Nurse Manager of Marshall I. Pickens Hospital, and Clinical Therapist at The Brownell Center. Certifications include American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, and an ANCC Certification as a Nurse Executive.