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Sheila Price

Sheila Price

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.654.6556
Office: 309-E Biltmore Park Building


It is a great privilege to be a part of the School of Nursing and WCU faculty community. I have more than 30 years of hospital leadership experience as Chief Nursing Officer at several hospitals in Western North Carolina. I taught short courses, provided lectures and created educational powerpoints and other materials while in that role. I am a Fellow, Lifetime Member in the American College of Healthcare Executives and am board certified through AACN as a 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. I am honoured to serve as the Director of the Post Licensure BSN programs (RN to BSN and RIBN )and to work with such an amazing faculty. I look forward to collaborating with the other WCU BSN programs to identify and share best practices in curriculum development, delivery and student learning experiences. I am a student in the WCU EdD program. My disquisition focus is on the impact of implicit bias in the delivery of health care. My intervention will evaluate effective methodologies in an online environment to raise personal awareness of implicit bias in faculty. Findings of this research can inform the nursing curriculum with the ultimate long term goal to reduce health disparity through an informed, aware nursing workforce


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

Teaching Interests

Health disparity, population health management, ethics, evidence-based practice, development of all nurses to be leaders - at the bedside and the boardroom, the Nurse as an advocate for improvement, the effect of implicit bias on health care

Research Interests

Best practices in distance learning to include assessment of learning, effective tools for student engagement, application of best practices in the use of online technology to promote learning, promotion of professionalism, identification of appropriate workload metrics to ensure faculty effectiveness and work-life balance, innovative curriculum to support the development of leadership skills in our students, curriculum development regarding social justice, equity, diversity and oppression. EdD Research - Raising awareness of implicit bias

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