Sharon Imes is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the School of Nursing. Sharon earned her BSN as well as her MSN at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Her MSN focus was in Nursing Administration. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Central Florida. Sharon has a clinical background in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, and maintains her Certifications in Emergency Nursing (CEN) and in Critical Care (CCRN). She continues to remain active at the bedside in the Emergency Department, where she also retains skills such as ACLS, TNCC, NIHSS. She has a strong leadership background, and continues to work in Nursing Administration as a Nursing Supervisor. Sharon is an advocate for the nursing profession, and is passionate about mentoring young nurses. Her enthusiastic teaching style emphasizes a commitment to the profession. She is a huge proponent for professionalism, and serves as a strong role model for nursing. Sharon’s primary focus is graduating senior nursing students. Her teaching interests include professional role transition, leadership, Management/Capstone, and state board preparation. Additionally, Sharon is active in the community, serving as an appointed board member on the St. Joseph County Board of Health where she is the voice of nursing.