National Association of Professional Women Inducts Sharon A. Wilkerson, Ph.D., Dean Texas A&M College of Nursing, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Dr. Sharon Wilkerson is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

My areas of expertise include leadership, curriculum and faculty development. This honor highlights the many programs that I have started.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Sharon A. Wilkerson as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Sharon into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

For three decades, Sharon Wilkerson, Ph.D., has been a leader in nursing education. As Founding Dean of the Texas A&M College of Nursing, she helped to build the college from the ground up, and under her leadership, the college has seen tremendous growth. From an inaugural class of 44 baccalaureate nursing students in 2008, on one campus, the college has grown to include 437 BSN students at four locations. Recently, the college was named a Center of Excellence by the National League of Nursing.

“My areas of expertise include leadership, curriculum and faculty development,” said Wilkerson. “This honor highlights the many programs that I have started.”

Before joining Texas A&M, Wilkerson held administrative and teaching roles in nursing at several institutions, including Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Purdue University, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Wayne State University, Detroit and the University of Pennsylvania.

Awards & Accomplishments:
Ph.D., Wayne State University, Nursing; Completed post-doctoral clinical nurse scholar fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Rochester; Master of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Nursing, specializing in Pediatrics and Nursing Education; Bachelor of Science, University of Houston, Psychology; Bachelor of Science, University of Hawaii, Nursing; Diploma Graduate, Hermann Hospital School of Nursing; Academy of Nursing Education, Fellow; Texas A&M University Distinguished Achievement Award for Administration, Spring 2016

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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