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Dr. Sharon Elizabeth Metcalfe

Sharon Metcalfe

Associate Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2893
Office: 344 Health and Human Sciences Building


I am a tenured Associate Professor of Nursing within the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University’s College of Health and Human Sciences and serve as the Interim Director of Nursing for the School of Nursing. I was appointed to this position on July 31, 2019. My responsibilities include the complete overall direction of the School of Nursing, including curriculum, personnel issues, financial fiscal responsibility, and overseeing faculty, staff, and student issues. Additionally, I serve as a Visiting Professor of Nursing at Edinburgh, Napier School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Care in Edinburgh, Scotland. I additionally teach courses in the graduate program of the School of Nursing (Research 697) and lead nursing graduate students through thesis and projects for meeting graduate school requirements each academic year.<br><br>I am also responsible for the establishment of the International Nursing Course Program with Kings College of London, England, Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Royal Infirmary Hospital, and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland. I sponsor and take nursing students and nurses to Great Britain each year during spring break for clinical mentoring with nurses in the hospital and community environment. Additionally, I coordinate an online international nursing course with the University of Lahti, Finland and Edinburgh Napier University schools of nursing during the fall of each academic year.


  • EDD, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • MSN, University of Colorado Denver
  • BSN, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching Interests

Nursing Leadership and Management<br>International Nursing and Leadership<br>Diversity and Nursing<br>Mentoring in Nursing

Research Interests

Nursing Leadership and Management<br>International Nursing and Leadership<br>Mentoring and Diversity in Nursing<br>International Collaborative Leadership Mentoring

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