DNP, RN, GCNS-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Professor Sheets has taught in the undergraduate program since 2004. She has clinical experience in geriatrics, long-term care, hospice and home care/community health. Dr. Sheets manages the care of geriatric residents in a privately owned home through Moses Caregivers. She also serves on the Ethics Committee at IU Health La Porte Hospital.
Professor Sheets is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, National Gerontological Nursing Association, and is an Honors Member of the Nightingale Society. She holds a certificate from Purdue North Central in Supervision/Leadership, and has completed coursework in Foundations in Holistic Nursing, sponsored by the American Holistic Nurses Association. She has also completed training through the GNEC to incorporate geriatric nursing into baccalaureate nursing education.
Professor Sheets has co-authored articles published in Nursing Education Perspectives and Rehabilitation Nursing. She was a co-presenter at the seventh National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories. She has also presented her DNP EBP project, “The Care Transitions Intervention and its Effect on 60-Day Readmission Rates” at NWINRC, the National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Convention, and the Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association Biennial meeting. Professor Sheets has written a book chapter that has been accepted by the National Gerontological Nursing Association Review of Gerontological Nursing. She was a content reviewer for numerous chapters in Gerontological Nursing (3rd edition), and for the Geriatric Nursing Knowledge Assessment Project.
Professor Sheets has worked with Dr. Carole Pepa on student research projects in health literacy presented at Valpo’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research events, STTI conferences, and IU Health research conferences.
- BSN – Valparaiso University 2001
- MSN – Valparaiso University 2004
- DNP – Valparaiso University 2013
- Certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology