Sherry Lawrence
Assistant Professor
Adult Health Nursing

Research Interests
  • Political astuteness of undergraduate and graduate nursing students

  • DNP, University of South Alabama (Nursing), 2011
  • MSN, Mobile College (Nursing), 1993
  • BSN, University of South Alabama (Nursing), 1983

Specialized Training

  • Certification in PeriOperative Nursing (CNOR, 1984-present
  • Orthopaedic Nurse Certification (ONC), 20001-present

Selected Publications
  • Roberts, S. & Lawrence, S. (2017). CE Venous thromboembolism: Updated management guidelines. American Journal of Nursing. 117(5), 38-47. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000516249.54064.53
  • Holt, C., Dearmon, V., Lawrence, S., & Lewis, C., & Skotzko, C. (2017). Implementing an alcohol withdrawal protocol: A quality improvement project. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 32( 3), 234-241. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000231
  • Dearmon, V., Graves, R. J., Hayden, S., Mulekar, M.S., Lawrence, S., Jones, L., Smith, K. K., & Farmer, J.E. (2012). The Effectiveness of a simulation-based orientation on knowledge acquisition, anxiety, and self-confidence in baccalaureate nursing students preparing for the first clinical experience. Journal of Nursing Education 52, 29-32.

Completed Research Support
  • Dearmon, V., Buckner, E., Pomrenke, B., Moore, B. Swanzy, D. Lawrence, S. & Roussel, L. (2012). Frontline Engagement: Engaging an Interdisciplinary Team for Improvement Science, USA College of Nursing Dean’s Grant, $2000.00. Additional investigators (USAMC) Mestas, L., Heinl, V., Mosley, A., Salas, S, Williams, C., & York, K.
  • Smith, K.K., Farmer, J.E., Freeman, C., VandeWaa, E., Bydalek, K., Graves, R., Jacobs, M. Jones, L, & Lawrence, S. (2012). Assessment of Student Engagement, Academic Performance, Accountability, Student Satisfaction, Student Preference for Lecture or Team-Based Learning, Attitudes about the Value of Teams, and Student Retention in Nursing Students using Team-Based Learning. University of South Alabama, College of Nursing Dean’s Grant, $2300.00.
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Doctoral Courses

  • Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • Healthcare Policy and Finance
  • Organizational Systems Analysis, Leadership and Change
  • Decision Making in Complex Health Care Systems
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Honors and Awards
  • Alabama Board of Nursing Citation of Excellence, 2017
  • College of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016
  • Stryker Professional Educational Grant, 2016
  • Orthopaedic Nurse Certification Board (ONCB) Re-certification Scholarship, 2016
  • Health Policy Fellow, American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN), 2016
  • Alabama Board of Nursing Instructor Scholarship