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Patricia A. Sharpnack DNP, RN, CNE. NEA-BC, ANEF
Dean and Strawbridge Associate Professor


Email: psharpnack@ursuline.edu
Phone: 440 646 6032
Office: MU 348

DNP, Case Western Reserve University
MSN, The University of Akron
BSN, Ursuline College
Diploma, St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing

Dr. Sharpnack is the Dean of the Breen School of Nursing. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ursuline College. Her Maters of Science in Nursing is from The University of Akron, with a focus on Administration, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is from CWRU, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing with a focus in education. She is also a board-certified Nurse Educator and as an advanced nursing executive. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Nurse Educators.  Dr. Sharpnack. brings over 40 years of nursing experience to the Breen School, working in areas such as coronary and medical intensive care, home care and maternal – child nursing. Professional interests include: academic-practice partnerships, active learning/teaching strategies f, innovative clinical education models, competency development and testing, health care policy and cultural competence. Personal interests include gardening, reading and theatre.

RECENT SELECT PRESENTATIONS (Spring 2016 only):
-Sharpnack, P. & Goliat, L. (2016, September 21-23). Reducing Reality Shock: A Transition to Practice Clinical Immersion Project     with Baccalaureate Nursing Students. 2016 NLN Annual Education Summit. Poster Presentation; Peer Reviewed.  
-Goliat, L. & Sharpnack, P. (2016, September 21-23).  Game On in Education!TeamSTEPPS® Assignments for Classrooms,     Clinicals, and Simulations.  2016 NLN Annual Education Summit. Poster Presentation; Peer Reviewed.  
-Dillon, K., Sharpnack, P., & Patton, L. (2016, September 21-23).  Closing the Practice Gap: Using Objective Structured Clinical     Examinations with Undergraduate Nursing Students. Theme: Measuring and Evaluating Outcomes. 2016 NLN Annual     Education Summit. 
-Sharpnack, P. (2016, August 17-19). The 2010 Future of Nursing Report: Did it Advance Nursing Practice? 2016 NCSBN Annual     Meeting. Chicago, IL. Invited Speaker.
-Sharpnack, P. (2016, August 12-13).  Today’s DNP: Taking the Lead on the World Stage. CWRU FPB DNP Conference. Cleveland,     OH. Moderator and Invited Speaker.
-Trosclair, M., Goliat, L., & Sharpnack. P. (2016, June 7-10) Game On in Education! TeamSTEPPS Assignments for Classroom,     Clinical and Simulation. TeamSTEPPS® National Conference, Washington, DC. Podium presentation, Peer Reviewed.
-Sharpnack, P. & Goliat, L. (2016, May 25-27). Reducing Reality Shock: A Transition to Practice Clinical Immersion Project     Promoting QSEN Competency Development. 2016 QSEN Forum: The New Frontier: Forging Partnerships for Lifelong Learning     in Quality and Safety. San Antonio, TX. Poster Presentation, Peer Reviewed.
-Goliat, L. & Sharpnack, P. (2016, May 25-27). Game on for Team Education: TeamSTEPPS® Assignments for QSEN-IZING Your     Classrooms and Clinical. 2016 QSEN Forum: The New Frontier: Forging Partnerships for Lifelong Learning in Quality and     Safety. San Antonio, TX. Poster Presentation, Peer Reviewed.
-Sharpnack, P. (2016, May 1). Excellence in Nursing: How badly do you want it? 2016 Nursing Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic,     Cleveland, OH.  Featured Invited Speaker
-Prosser, R., Sharpnack, P., & Goliat, L. (2015, May 4). TeamSTEPPS ® to Improve Quality and Safety in Long Term Care. The     Long Term Care Convention and Exposition. Podium presentation, Peer Reviewed. 
-Dillon, K., Sharpnack, P. & Patton, L. (2016, April 7-8). Closing the Practice Gap:  Using Objective Structured Clinical Examinations     with Undergraduate Nursing Students, Phase II.  Ohio League for Nursing 2016 Annual Education Summit. Podium     Presentation, Peer Reviewed.
-Drennen, C., Sharpnack, P., Didion, J., & Bowles, W. (2016, April 7-8). OPENing Doors: Ohio Pathways for Education in Nursing.     Ohio League for Nursing 2016 Annual Education Summit. Podium Presentation, Invited.
-Spector, N. & Sharpnack, P. (2016, January 25-28). Institute of Regulatory Excellence: Dissemination of Research Results. 2016     NCSBN Annual Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) Conference, Long Beach, CA. Invited Podium Presentation. 

RECENT JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (since 2014):
-Jalowiec, R., Sharpnack, P. & Goliat, L. (2016) To Q or not to Q: Engaging students in quality and safety in nursing education.     American Nurse Today, 11, (5) 46-48.
-Drew, B., Motter, T., Ratchneewan, R., Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Govoni, A., Bozeman, M., & Rababah, J. (2016). Care for the     caregiver: Evaluation of mind-body self-care for accelerated nursing students. Holistic Nursing Practice. 30(3), 148-154. DOI:     10.1097.
-Sharpnack, P., & Griffin, MT Quinn.  Chapter: Academic Partnerships in Smith, M. J., Carpenter, R., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2015).     Encyclopedia of nursing education. New York: Springer Publishing. 
-Sharpnack, P., Koppelman, C. & Fellows, B. (2014). Using a DEU clinical education model with second-degree accelerated nursing     students. Journal of Nursing Education: 53(12), 685-691. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20141120-01(4 citations)
-Sharpnack, P., Moon, H., & Waite, P. (2014).  Closing the practice gap: Preparing staff nurses for the preceptor role.  Journal of     Professional Nursing Development: 30(5), 254-60. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000095 (2 citations)
-Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Baker, J., Rogers, K. & Shockey, P., (2013) Thinking like a nurse: Using video scenarios to rehearse for     professional practice; Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 9(10) 571-577. (7 Citations)

POSITIONS HELD:
-Editorial Board: Clinical Simulation in Nursing - an international, peer reviewed journal and the official journal of the International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulated Learning.
-Governor Appointment: Ohio State Board of Nursing 
  • President: 2017
  • Chair: Nursing Education Advisory Committee: 2015-present 
  • Liaison for the Board: Nursing Education: 2015, 2016
  • Ohio Action Coalition Board Representative 
  • PCMH Initiative Board Representative Appointment 
-National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN): Institute of Regulatory Excellence  
-AHRQ TeamSTEPPS® National Consultant
-Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE): Site Reviewer 
-National League for Nursing (NLN): 
  • Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation Review Committee
  • CNE Committee 
-Board of Directors: Ahuja Medical Center, UHHS.
-Board of Trustees:  UHHS 
-Kent State University Nursing Advisory Board 
-Greater Cleveland Hospital Association Board Member
-Committee Membership [Invited]:  QSEN National Forum Planning Committee
-NEONI – Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative
  • Chair
-Ohio Action Coalition (OAC)
  • Chair: Northeast Ohio Action Coalition
  • Team Leader: NEOAC SIP Grant Team
  • Steering Committee Member
-Sigma Theta Tau: Iota Psi Chapter – 2007 to present
  • Governance Committee Chair – 2008-2010
  • Treasurer – 2009 to 2016
  • Leadership Governance Chair: 2016-2018
-MNRS – Midwest Nursing Research Society Subcommittee Membership – 2009 to present
  • Nurse Educator Research Section
  • Healthcare Policy and Informatics Research Section
  • Academic – Practice Partnership Research Section
  • MNRS Education Award Committee Chair
  • MNRS Research Advisory Committee Liaison –RIG Liaison 
-Greater Cleveland Nurses Association (GCNA):
  • Scholarship Committee Member – 2013
  • Secretary – 2012 - 2016
  • New Member Mentor – 2013 - 2014
  • Nominating Committee Member – 2016 - 2018

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS:
-2016 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL): Poster Award (3rd Place)
-Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative (NEONI): 2015 Nursing Legacy Award 
-Academy of Nurse Educators: Inducted Fellow
-30th AIPNO (2013) Annual Dinner and Research Showcase: Poster Award: First Place in Quality Improvement 
-Midwest Nursing Research Society – Poster Award 2013
-Midwest Nursing Research Society – Nursing Education 2012 Advancement of the Science Award 
-ATI National Summit Education Poster Award Recipient - 2012
-NLN Hearst Award Recipient: 2013
-Sigma Theta Tau International: Iota Psi Chapter: 2010 Virginia Olsovsky Mentorship Award 
-2010 Selected Participant, QSEN Consortium Institute, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
-Ursuline College Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award - 2011
-Ursuline College Spirit Award: 2014
-CWRU – Research Show Case - Third Place Award – 2009