Nursing

Sharon Colley, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Sharon ColleyAssociate Professor
Office: VFS 304
Phone: (231) 591-2288
E-mail Address: colleys@ferris.edu

Education

ADN from West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI, 1990

BSN from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, 2000

MSN from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, 2006

PhD from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2009

 

Areas of Teaching / Academic Specialty

Mental health /med-surg nursing at undergrad level. Nursing education at the graduate level.

Scholarly Activities/Publications/Presentations/Research

Colley, S. (2014 – current). Student Perceptions related to End of Life Care Abilities and Knowledge. Ongoing research study.

Colley, S. (2014). Enhancing Mental Health Clinical Rotation with Preparatory Role-Play. Annals of Nursing and Practice, 2(1), 1007.

Colley, S. (2014, Oct). Enhancing Student Learning and Engagement in Online and Blended Courses. Lilly Conference North/Traverse City, MI. Poster presentation.

Colley, S. (2014, May). Simple Ways to Use Brain Research to Engage Students & Enhance Learning in Blended Courses. Great Lakes Conference on Teaching & Learning/Mount Pleasant, MI. Oral presentation.

(2014, May). Recipient of Innovative Teaching Award. COHP, FSU.

Colley, S. (2014). Testing and Writing Support to Improve Nursing Student Success. Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Student Success: Leaving Nothing to Chance Grant. Awarded.

(2014, March). Wolters Kluwer Health. Reviewer for two book chapters in Lippincott’s Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans.        

Colley, S. (2013). New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. Scholarship program to increase underrepresented students in nursing. (2013 – Not awarded).

Colley, S. (2013, Aug). Incivility in nursing education. CNF CNE Workshop/FLITE @ FSU. Oral Presentation.

Colley, S. (2012). Implementing a change to a learner-centered philosophy in a school of nursing: Faculty perceptions. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(4), 229-233. Peer reviewed journal article.

(2012, Sept). Served as blind reviewer for special issue on brain-based education in Journal on Excellence in College Teaching.        

Owens, S., Singleterry, L., Colley, S., Morton, A., & Teschendorf, M. (2011, March). Bridging Between Clinical: Developing and Advanced Clinical Teaching Workshop. Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon (STTI) /WMNAC Gala, Grand Rapids Mi. Poster presentation.

Colley, S. (2011, Sept) Beyond Critical Thinking to Clinical Reasoning: Helping Students Transition. Clinical Conference Workshop Presentation. Ferris State University.

Colley, S. (2010). Lessons Learned: Implementing a Change to a Learner-Centered philosophy in a School of Nursing. (April, 2010). Best Practices Day Presentation, College of Allied Health Sciences, Ferris State University.

Colley, S. (2010, Sept) Beyond Critical Thinking to Clinical Reasoning: Helping Students Transition. Clinical Conference Workshop Presentation. Ferris State University.

Colley, S. (2009). Nursing faculty experiences and perceptions of the implementation process to a learner-centered teaching philosophy: A case study. Unpublished doctoral research/dissertation.

Colley, S. (2006). Student perceptions of psychiatric clinical rotations with and without preparatory role-play. Unpublished Master’s research/thesis.

Professional Memberships & Activities

American Nurses Association (ANA) and ANA-Michigan

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

National League of Nursing (NLN)

Sigma Theta Tau International Community Leader/Faculty Counselor 2013-current