Sharon Wexler

Sharon Wexler

Department Chairperson
College of Health Professions
Graduate Nursing
163 William Street
Wright Cottage


Awards and Honors

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2011 BSN Award for Innovative Clinical Rotation in Nursing Home
  • Pace University, 2011-2013 Fast Paced Leadership
  • University of Texas San Antonio Health Science Center 2013 Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice, People's Choice Poster Award
  • Pace University, Undergraduate Student Faculty Research Program
  • Lienhard School of Nursing, 2015, Dean's Award for Outstanding Research/Scholarship
  • UT Health Science Center Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, 2014, People's Choice Award Poster Winner 2014
  • UT Health Science Center Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, 2013, People's Choice Award Poster Winner 2013
  • National Gerontological Nurses Association, 2012, Fellowship
  • University of Texas San Antonio Health Science Center 2012 Summer Institute Educator's Workshop, 2012, Top Two Posters Award
  • National Gerontological Nurses Association, 2007, Finalist -Judith V. Braun Nursing Research Excellence Award
  • New York Hospital Queens, 2007, New York Hospital Queens Scholarly Achievement Award
  • New York University, College of Nursing, 2006, Alumni Achievement Award
  • New York University, College of Nursing, 2005, Rudin Family Doctoral Student Award
  • New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing, 2001, Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Mosby National Geriatric, 2000, Nurse Manager of the Year Award
  • Weiler Hospital Division of Montefiore Medical Center, 1993, Distinguished Nursing Leadership Award for Excellence in Nursing Management
  • 1985, Sigma Theta Tau-Upsilon Chapter

Licensures and Certificates

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Clinical Specialist in Gerontological Nursing, Nursing Administration, Medical Surgical Nursing
  • New York State, State of New Jersey, State of Connecticut, Registered Professional Nurse NY # 351877 NJ #26NR104244200 CT #03506619


PhD, New York University College of Nursing, 2007
Research and Theory Development in Nursing Science

MA, New York University, 1985
Nursing Education

BS, Simmons College, 1982

Courses Taught

Past Courses

NUR 395: Independent Study in Nursing
NUR 456: Rltnshp Centered Communication
NURS 202: Fundamentals of Nursing Prctc
NURS 250: Gerontological Nursing
NURS 258: Psychiatric & Mental Hlth Nur
NURS 298: Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 401: Bldng a Fndtn for Nrsng Practc
NURS 401: Rctn for Bldng Fndtn Nur Prctc
NURS 402: Fndmntls of Nursing Practice
NURS 403: Pathophysiology/Pharm I
NURS 404: Cmmnctn for Prfssnl Nrsng
NURS 406: Clncl Mgt Psychtrc Mntl Hlth
NURS 409: Cncpts of Evdnc Bsd Prctc
NURS 412: Clncl Mgt in Adlt Mdcl-Srgcl
NURS 414: Clncl Mgt in Mtrnl-Nwbrn Nrsng
NURS 416: Clncl Mgt in Chld Hlth Nrsng
NURS 424: Clncl Mngmnt of Popltin Hlth
NURS 426: Orgnztnl & Systm Ldrshp in Nur
NURS 428: Evolution of Prfssnl Nrsng
NURS 432: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 2
NURS 434: Gerontological Nursing
NURS 436: Gerontological Nursing
NURS 448: Ethcs & Excllnc in Prfsnl Nrsn
NURS 476: Community & Env Hlth Nursing
NURS 482: Evidence Based Practice
NURS 484: Improving the Hlth of a Pop
NURS 498: Spirit of Inquiry: Nrsng Rsrch
NURS 754: Tchng & Lrnng Acdmc Sttngs
NURS 755: Crrclm Thry, Dsgn, & Evaltn
NURS 804: Scholarly Inquiry for Advanced
NURS 912: Quantitative Research Methods
NURS 922: Quantitative Rsrch Methds II
NURS 924: lntrprofessnl Apprchs to Rsrch
NURS 925: Research Practicum
NURS 928: Dissertation Development I
NURS 932: Quantitative Reaserch Mthds 3
NURS 938: Dissertation Development II
NURS 948: Dissertation Seminar Contin.
NURS 950: Independent Study

Publications and Presentations


How Virtual Avatars Provide Psychosocial Support and Improve Chronic Disease and Dementia Self-management
Coppola, J., Drury, L., Wexler, S. & Wang, V. (2015). Aging in America Conference . American Society on Aging,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • National Gerontological Nurses Association [Director at Large]
  • ANA NY
  • American Society for Aging [member]
  • Eastern Nurses Research Society [member]
  • National Gerontological Nurses Association [member]
  • American Geriatrics Society [member]
  • Gerontological Society of America [member]
  • National Gerontological Nurses Association [Chairperson of Research Committee]
  • New York State Nurses Association [member]