From staff reports
Beaufort Memorial Express Care & Occupational Health has added a broadly experienced board-certified nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing practice to its clinical team. At Express Care, Nathan Nowell, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, treats minor illnesses and injuries in adult and pediatric patients of all ages.
No stranger to Beaufort, Nowell came to Parris Island as a Navy hospital corpsman in 2011 and liked the area so much that he and his wife decided to stay. While a nursing student at Technical College of the Lowcountry, he worked part time as a nurse intern in the Beaufort Memorial emergency department, transitioning after graduation to a full-time registered nurse position.
In 2017 he returned to his native Greenville as an RN and later a charge nurse in Greenville Memorial Hospital’s emergency department and Level 1 trauma center. Before rejoining Beaufort Memorial earlier this year, Nowell served concurrently as an RN in the Baptist Easley Hospital emergency department in Easley, S.C., and an Air Force flight nurse, earning the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the 94th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.
In addition to seeing patients at Express Care, Nowell works part time in the Beaufort Memorial emergency department and continues his service as an Air Force Reserve flight nurse.
Nowell holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and a Master of Science in Nursing from The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University in Downers Grove, Ill., and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from TCL.
Beaufort Memorial Express Care & Occupational Health offers care for acute but non-life-threatening illness and injury. The practice also provides services to employees of businesses participating in Beaufort Memorial’s Well at Work program.
The practice has three locations: 1680 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 1 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton; and 122 Okatie Center Blvd. North, Okatie. Walk-ins are welcome at all three Express Care locations. To see current wait times and to save a spot in line, visit BeaufortMemorial.org/ExpressCare.