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Sheila C. Price, EdD, RN, NEA, FACHE

Sheila Price

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.421.0101
Office: Home Office - 100% Online Teaching  Building


It is a great privilege to be a part of the School of Nursing and WCU faculty community. I have more than 25 years of hospital leadership experience including Chief Nursing Officer at several hospitals in Western North Carolina. I taught short courses, provided lectures, created educational power points, and other continuing education materials while in that role. I am a Fellow/Lifetime Member in the American College of Healthcare Executives and am Board Certified through the American Nurses Association as Nurse Executive- Advanced. I served as an Adjunct Faculty member at WCU for three years prior to joining the School of Nursing faculty full-time (nine month). I earned a Doctor of Educational Leadership through WCU in 2018. My disquisition focus was "Enhancing nursing faculty awareness of implicit racial bias, in an online teaching environment, as an antiracism strategy toward the elimination of health disparity for the Black, Hispanic, and American Indian populations".The research intervention evaluated methodologies in an online environment to raise nursing faculty's awareness of our implicit bias. Findings of this research are used to inform the nursing curriculum and teaching methodology. I believe that we can improve health care and health status for minority populations with an informed nursing workforce aware of the presence and impact of implicit bias on health care delivery.<br><br>I have been honored to serve as the Director of the Post Licensure BSN programs (RN to BSN and RIBN), Chair of the School of Nursing Student Scholarship Committee, Post-licensure Committee, and Post-licensure Curriculum Committee and as a member of the WCU Learning Management Committee, CHHS Educational Strategies Committee, Post-licensure Student Affairs Committee, School of Nursing Faculty Affairs committee, and University Budget Advisory Committee<br><br>Service experience includes membership on the CHHS Educational Strategies Committee , search committees for School of Nursing faculty and the search for a Director of the DNP Program, and the CHHS Educational Strategies Committee. Other service activities include participation in the Poverty Simulation, Whee Call You (providing support for first semester students), participation as a judge in Regional Science Fairs for Middle and High School students, and serving on the pathfinder committee to select a new LMS for WCU.<br><br>Effective Spring 2024 I resigned my position as Director of Post Licensure BSN Programs and assumed a dedicated teaching role.. During the Spring peer review process I received some great feedback for the Community Block of courses which i will implement for the Summer 2024 session.<br><br>I am blessed to be a part of the WCU School of Nursing Faculty.


  • MS, Western Carolina University, Human Resource Development
  • BS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Nursing

Teaching Interests

Health disparity, population health management, ethics, evidence-based practice, development of nurses as leaders: at the bedside, in the community and in the boardroom, the Nurse as an advocate for quality improvement and the development of strategies to reduce the effect of implicit bias on health care.

Research Interests

I am interested in the identification and development of best teaching practices in a distance learning environment to include teaching strategies, assessment of learning, effective tools for student engagement, effective evaluation of online technology to promote learning and promotion of professionalism. Other interests include the assessment of appropriate workload metrics to ensure faculty effectiveness and work-life balance, implementation of novel curricular models to support the development of leadership skills in our students, raised student awareness of the nurse's role regarding social justice, equity, valuing diversity, and strategies to promote sharing of effective curriculum design and effective teaching practices within the School of Nursing.

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