Shery Watson, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE

Shery Watson, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE

Associate Dean/Assistant Professor

Professional Interests
  • International Nursing and Global Health
  • Interpersonal violence and sexual assault
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Nursing Education
  • NCLEX- testing
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Emergency, & Critical Care Nursing

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D. Candidate, Nursing Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
    • MSN, Forensic Nursing, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
    • BSN, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training

    • Certified Nurse Educator
    • Certified Emergency Nursing
    • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Adult nursing
    • Senior synthesis
    • Nursing leadership at the Sacred Heart University Dingle, Ireland campus
    • Coordinate the annual nursing international field experience to Kingston, Jamaica

Research Interests and Grants

    • International Nursing
    • Nursing Education/Pedagogical strategies
    • Study Abroad
    • Service Learning
    • Interprofessional Education

Awards and Fellowships

    • Recipient, State of Connecticut Florence S. Wald Diamond Jubilee Aware, State of Connecticut, 2011
    • Final Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Sacred Heart University, 2011, 2013
    • Recipient, Connecticut Florence Nightingale Nursing Excellence Award, 2003
    • Consultant, Nurse Examiner, Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland, 2011-2015
    • Consultant, NCLEX-RN Item Writer, 2010-2012

Publications and Presentations


    2014 – Milner, K., Watson, S., Stewart, J., & DeNisco, S. (2014). Use of Mini-CEX tool to Assess Clinical Competence in Family Nurse Practitioner Students using Undergraduate Students as Patients and Doctoral Students as Evaluators. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(12), 719-720.

    2010 - Watson, S. (2010). Hidden Treasures: Four Great Reasons to Sign Up for an International Mission Trip. Reflections of Nursing Leadership, May 16, 2010 edition.

    Poster and Podium Presentations:

    2015 – “The Jamaican Perioperative Experience: The Benefits of Combining International Service Learning with Perioperative Learning Experiences.”
    Kilcommons, A, Ferrillo, H, & Watson, S. (2015). National Student Nurse Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ

    2014 – “Piloting the Mini-CEX Tool to Assess FNP Students Clinical Competency using BSN Students as Patients and DNP students as Evaluators.” (2014). Yale University Collaborative Research Day, Sigma Theta Tau, New Haven, CT

    2014 – “Developing a Sustainable Global Health Program: Experiences from the School of Nursing at Sacred Heart University.” (2014). University of Vermont Global Health Program: School of Medicine, Burlington, VT & Danbury Hospital Global Health Program, Danbury, CT

    2014 – “Health Care Systems throughout Ireland and United States.” (2014). National Student Nurse Association, Nashville, TN

    2014 - “Nursing Shortages in the United States and Ireland.” (2014). National Student Nurse Association, Nashville, TN

    2013 – “International Goodwill, Personal Branding, or Scam: Athlete Charities and a Proposal for Improving Global Humanitarian Aid.” (2013). International Business Conference, Rapid City, SD

    2013 – “Common Illnesses and Diseases Presenting to Healthcare Clinics in Jamaica Staffed by Nursing Students and Faculty.” (2013). Connecticut Research Day, Sigma Theta Tau, Fairfield, CT

    2012 – “Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Immersion Assessment: Integrating QSEN Competencies to Promote Students’ Self-Awareness of Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice.” (2012). ATI Nurse Educator Summit, Scottsdale, AZ

    2012 – “Beginning with the End in Mind: Using Program Data to Revise Course Content to Promote NCLEX Success.” (2012). ATI Regional Conference, Fairfield, CT

    2010 – “Is High-Level Simulation Worth Integrating in Every Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Course? (2010). Nurse Educator Institute, Branson, MO

    2009- “An Intensive Field Experience as a Means to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Nursing Education.” (2009). Mosby Nurse Educator Conference, San Diego, CA


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