Biography

A clinical instructor for CNL students since 2012, Sharon has 22 years of adult critical care experience in burn, surgical and medical critical care.

Honors and Awards

  • 2009 - Hemmings Fellow, Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • 2009 - Preceptor of the Year, Clinical Nurse Leader Program, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • 2006 - Circle of Excellence Award, Baxter Excellence in Patient Safety Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • 2005 - Distinguished Alumni Award, Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • 2004 - Circle of Excellence Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Marsh Affinity Group Community Service Award
  • 2003 - Circle of Excellence Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Marsh Affinity Group Community Service Award

Research Focus

Supports staff and colleagues with data collection and evidence-based practice implementation.

Clinical Focus

Pulmonary and medical adult critical care; end of life care.

Teaching Focus

Strong commitment to collaborative practice and role development of the bedside nurse. Commitment to the development of exceptional communication skills.

Service

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurse, Member
  • American Nurses Association/Virginia Nurses Association, Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Kappa Chapter, Member
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Member

Presentations

2013 - A New Moon Rising: Creation of A Phased Orientation Process. Poster session presented at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses(AACN).

2013 - Utilizing a Colormetric CO2 Detector to Identify Inadvertent Airway Cannulation during the Placement of Gastric Tubes. Poster session presented at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses(AACN).

2013 - Keeping Patients Safe: Assuring that feeding tubes stay out of the lung! Poster session presented at the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Orlando, FL.