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Ph.D., Nursing, George Mason UniversityM.S.N., Ohio State UniversityB.S., Nursing, Marshall University
Jessica Halstead Sharp started her career as a Diploma nurse graduating from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Huntington, West Virginia. In addition to the degrees previously mentioned, she went on to obtain an FNP certificate from Marshall University and a CRNA certificate from Mountain State University. She was also inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Jessica came to Bluefield College in August 2014 as Dean of the nursing program with the purpose of continuing to guide the RN to BSN program and to establish a graduate nursing program. She has worked in higher education for more than 40 years, teaching associate, baccalaureate, and masters nursing courses. Although an educator, she believes in maintaining a clinical practice. Jessica worked as a clinical specialist in a cardiac practice while earning her MSN, and after receiving her FNP, continued her practice by working in a rural health clinic and in the hospital emergency room environment.
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