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Sheryl A. Scott

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Associate Professor of Nursing



  • Education

    Doctor of Nursing Practice, Case Western Reserve University
    Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
    Certificate in Ergonomics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Marian College


    Certified Nurse Educator (October 2014)


    As a nurse, I have worked in hospital and clinic settings. For 11 years of my nursing career, I worked as an occupational health nurse, providing care and promoting health and safety to employees in different work environments. I also received a certificate in ergonomics, which further helped my work in injury prevention in the workplace. No matter where I worked though, my love of teaching was always strong, both one on one with patients, as well as in larger groups and classroom settings. After completion of my MSN in 2005, I changed career paths and stepped into the role of staff education with a focus on patient safety in an acute care hospital. In September of 2009, I received a divine call to join Wisconsin Lutheran College as the second member of the faculty for the new nursing program. In July of 2015, I took over as Chair of the School of Nursing. 

    I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach at Wisconsin Lutheran College, to watch students grow in knowledge and skills and develop into professional nurses in a Christian academic environment. I have a passion for learning and I try to instill that in the students. My goal is to help students understand that the vocation of professional nursing centers on providing holistic care to patients. 

    My husband, Todd, and I live in Slinger and have three children. We are members at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford. In my spare time, I enjoy genealogy, piano, antiques, scrapbooking, and yard work.


    • Nutrition
    • Introduction to Professional Nursing
    • Gerontological Health
    • Evidence-based Practice
    • Leadership
    • Community Health     

    Research Interests

    • Health literacy
    • Patient safety
    • Quality improvement
    • Nursing education

    Scholarly Works

    Select Publications

    Scott, S. (2016). Health literacy education in baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37, 153-158.


    • Member of National Gerontological Nurses Association
    • Participant of LEAD, 2016 (National League for Nursing Leadership Development Program)
    • Faculty Learning About Geriatrics (FLAG) Fellow 2010-2011
    • Podium and poster presenter at multiple conferences
    • Volunteer for Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School annual auction
    • Soloist and pianist in church congregation