JENNIFER KNAPPER, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing
Grand Strand Rehab & Nursing Center
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Leadership Profile: Jennifer S. Knapper, RN, MSN serves as the Director of Nursing for Grand Strand Rehab & Nursing Center.

Jennifer began her career in healthcare as a CNA for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In 2011 she obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from the Community College of Beaver County. In 2013 Jennifer graduated, top of her class, from Carlow University as a Registered Nurse and earning her Master of Science Degree in Nursing. She began working for long term care facility as lead charge nurse for a 48 bed unit, in a 500 bed facility. Jennifer then went to work a Level 1 Truama Cemter (West Penn Health System) as a Heart Transplant/LVAD Coordinator. She was both Heart Transplant Certified and LVAD Certified. Simultaneously she worked for Concordia Home Health Services where she was Clinical Manager and earned her Wound Care Certification.  The next step in Jennifer’s career was for a surgical center in Moon Township, PA where she served in the following roles: surgical nurse, charge nurse and staff/patient educator.  In January 2016, Jennifer moved with her family to Myrtle Beach, SC. Her nursing career continued as a Surgical/OR/Gastroenterology RN.

In January of 2019, Jennifer began her career with Wilson Senior Care as the Unit Manager for Grand Strand Rehab & Nursing Center.  After only 4 months as Unit Manager she was promoted to Director of Nursing.

Jennifer’s previous nursing experience along with her education & training, make her a vital part of Grand Strand Rehab & Nursing Center’s team.

Jennifer was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, however, she enjoys the Myrtle Beach weather and the experience of living where others vacation. She is married to her husband Darren and they have three children: Alyson, Camren, and Tanner.

What she enjoys most about WSC?

“I love my role as Director of Nursing, it allows me the opportunity to: assist both residents and staff, insure residents receive the best care possible, form valuable relationships with both residents and staff, interact with the residents (which truly makes every day better), and help make the facility the very best it can be.”  ~Jennifer