Robin Ploeger, dean of The University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheryl Stansifer to director of The University of Tulsa School of Nursing. “I am looking forward to working with Sheryl in this new role and believe she will bring strong leadership to the nursing undergraduate and graduate programs at TU,” Ploeger said.
When asked about her new position, Stansifer said, “When a person makes the decision to become a nurse, they make one of the most important decisions of their lives and the lives of the patients they will care for in the future. It’s an honor to be a part of the journey with undergraduate and graduate students. I look forward to working with Dean Ploeger and the faculty at OCHS to educate the next generation of nurses and advanced practice nurses to make a difference in health care outcomes in Oklahoma.”
Stansifer joined TU in 2015 as the director of the family nurse practitioner program and as a clinical assistant professor of nursing. Most recently, she has served as interim director of the TU School of Nursing. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and experienced in primary care, acute care, LTAC, rural health, cardiology, neurology, telemedicine, and assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Oklahoma Nurse Practitioner Association. Prior to joining The University of Tulsa, she practiced at Hillcrest Medical Center in the hospitalist group and continues to maintain a clinical practice in the Hurricane Clinic.
Stansifer earned her doctorate of nursing practice from Graceland University in Independence, Missouri; a master of science in nursing with a specialty in family nurse practitioner from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas; and a bachelor of science in nursing from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
For more than 40 years, The University of Tulsa School of Nursing has been transforming exceptional students into nurses who forever change the lives of others and the communities in which they live. As part of the Oxley College of Health Sciences, the school provides both undergraduate and graduate degree programs including bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), RN to BSN, post-master’s DNP, family nurse practitioner DNP and adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner DNP.