Dr. Sharon Chappy, dean of Concordia University Wisconsin's School of Nursing, has co-authored a textbook that compares the experiences of nursing academic leaders among public, private and for-profit institutions.
“Academic Leadership in Nursing, Effective Strategies for Aspiring Faculty and Leaders,” was published in collaboration with fellow nursing deans Leslie Neal-Boylan and Sharron Guillett. This textbook delivers a first-hand perspective on what it takes to be nursing academic leaders or faculty members across three different academic settings – public, private and for-profit – and provides an in-depth understanding of the key differences among them, according to Chappy.
The 292-page book describes the specifics and nuances of requisite faculty leadership skills, offering concrete tips for successful academic leadership and informed decision making. It includes author commentary on lessons learned, and is written in a style for faculty at all levels of experience. The textbook is designed for instructors looking to expand leadership skills within their teaching roles, as well as those seeking administrative positions.
Dean of the school since August 1, 2014, Chappy specializes in perioperative nursing and has been an academic educator since 1992. She leads all Concordia academic programs within nursing, including undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, and has been instrumental in forming mutually beneficial partnerships, including a recent one with Sheboygan’s Fresh Meals on Wheels.
Chappy was also among four Concordia University Wisconsin nursing faculty members who traveled to Africa last fall to teach Tanzanian nursing educators, with a main goal of drastically changing the health care delivery system in that country.
This textbook delivers a first-hand perspective on what it takes to be a faculty member and nurse academic administrator across three different academic settings - public, private, and for-profit - and provides an in-depth understanding of the key differences among them.
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