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Sheryl Cornelius , EdD, MSN, RN, CNE

  • Assistant Professor , Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • Presbyterian School of Nursing and Blair College of Health
  • Blair College of Health

Dr. Sheryl Cornelius teaches courses primarily in the MSN tracks of the Presbyterian School of Nursing. She teaches several CORE courses and CNL and CNE specific courses such as Health Policy, Professionalism  & Ethics, Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education, Theoretical Foundations and Nursing Capstone.

Dr. Cornelius is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, an NLN member and past Ambassador, a past president for NC-OADN, past parliamentarian for NC-ADN, and past NLNAC/ACEN evaluator.

Dr. Cornelius's research interests have included predictive admission criteria for nursing students, connecting the classroom to the clinical setting, mentoring faculty, and the concept based curriculum. She is currently researching effective distance based modalities for her online graduate level courses.

Dr. Cornelius has published chapters for textbooks for Pearson, co-authored an online curriculum for nursing faculty with Northwest AHEC called the Nurse Educator Institute, several online teaching modules for NC-NET and has presented at local, state, and national conferences. She has written, produced, and acted in several mini films for nursing education topics for the North Carolina Learning Object Repository. She is a reviewer for the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning journal and has several active manuscripts out for publishing.

Dr. Cornelius personally enjoys hiking, flower gardening, reading, and trips to the beach.


  • EdD  - Teacher Leadership; Walden University
  • MSN  - Nursing Education; Duke University
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