Sheryl Bennett, DNP, RN, NCSN

Assistant Professor
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Sheryl joined the academic team as faculty at the Orvis School of Nursing (OSN), University of Nevada, Reno in 2024. Before joining the faculty, she had been a part-time clinical instructor at OSN since 2021. Professor Bennett is passionate about enhancing health outcomes and achieving health equity through school nursing in Nevada and beyond. With over a decade of professional nursing experience in critical care, hospice, and school nursing, Sheryl is dedicated to supporting students in their journey towards nursing, a caring science, and fostering a resilient nursing workforce.

Research interests

  • Population Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Implementation Science
  • School Nursing
  • Cultural Congruent Nursing Care
  • Health Policy & Finance

Scholarly works

Courses taught

  • NURS 318 Nursing Care of the Individual 1: Practicum
  • NURS 465 Adult Health and Geriatric Medical Surgical: Practicum
  • NURS 475 Population Health Theory


  • Candidate for Doctor in Nursing Practice in Population Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2024
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education from Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Master’s Science of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader track from Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor’s in Nursing Science from Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Associate Degree in Nursing from Gateway Community College
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of Hawai’i Hilo, emphasis in Accounting & Economics