Dennis Sherrod EdD, RN

Professor and Forsyth Medical Center Endowed Chair of Recruitment & Retention


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Department: Nursing
Office Location: Room 232 FL Atkins
Phone: 336-750-2575
Fax: 336-750-2599
Email:  sherrodd@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Dr. Dennis Sherrod serves as the inaugural Forsyth Medical Center Endowed Chair of Recruitment & Retention and Professor in the Division of Nursing. His Endowed Chair position was established to research recruitment and retention issues relating to students, nursing faculty, staff nurses, and nurse managers and is the first of its kind in the nation. Dr. Sherrod joined Winston-Salem State University in 2001 and during his time here he has served as the Director of Graduate Programs, where he provided oversight for the Advanced Nurse Educator and Family Nurse Practitioner graduate programs and as the Advanced Nurse Educator coordinator. In each of his roles, a primary focus has been classroom and clinical teaching.

Currently Dr. Sherrod teaches theory, research, informatics, and scholarly projects in the Division of Nursing. In the past he has also taught education theory, curriculum and instruction, and education practicum and residency courses in the Advanced Nurse Educator curriculum. He provides guest lectures related to nursing and health law in the Department of Healthcare Management and has taught health systems courses in the Department of Physical Therapy. In 2013, Dr. Sherrod was selected to receive the UNC Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Sherrod has more than thirty years of nursing and nurse educator experience and over a decade of recruitment and retention expertise. Prior to joining Winston-Salem State University, he served as Associate Director of the North Carolina Center for Nursing where he directed the North Carolina Institute for Nursing Excellence, the North Carolina Recruitment and Retention Grant Program and the statewide "Nursing: The Power to Make a Difference" campaign designed to encourage youth and minorities to consider nursing and health careers.

On the national level, Dr. Sherrod has served as President of the Center for American Nurses where he directed development of resources, strategies, and tools to help nurses manage evolving workforce issues and succeed in their careers. In 2003 Dr. Sherrod was selected as one of twenty nurses in the nation as a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow and he served as President of the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Alumni Association. On the state level, Dennis served as a President of the North Carolina Nurses Association and on numerous statewide nursing practice, education, and policy committees.

In 2003, he coauthored his first book titled Surviving the Shortage: Creative Recruitment and Retention Strategies and in 2005 he coauthored a second book titled A Practical Guide to Recruitment and Retention which in 2007 was updated for therapy managers and titled The Essential Guide to Recruitment and Retention: Skills for Therapy Managers. He has authored numerous journal articles related to nursing education and nurse recruitment and retention and serves on the editorial advisory board of the Nursing Management journal.

Dr. Sherrod speaks, writes, and teaches nationally and internationally and brings a common sense approach to nursing education as well as nurse recruitment and retention issues.


Educational Background

  • EdD Higher Education Administration, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • MSN Nursing Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • BS in Nursing, Barton College, Wilson, NC

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • Interdisciplinary education and collaboration
  • Nursing and clinical education
  • Nursing workforce development
  • Nurse recruitment and retention
  • Healthcare policy development

  • Selected Publications:

    Books

    Cohen, S. & Sherrod, D. (2007). Recruitment and Retention for Therapists. Opus Communications: Marblehead, Massachusetts.

    Cohen, S. & Sherrod, D. (2005). A Practical Guide to Recruitment and Retention. Opus Communications: Marblehead, Massachusetts.

    Cohen, S. & Sherrod, D. (2003). Surviving the Shortage: Creative Strategies for Recruitment and Retention. Opus Communications: Marblehead, Massachusetts.

    Book Chapters

    Mason, D., Leavitt, J. & Chaffee, M. (2011). Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care (6th ed). Chapter 62: Sherrod, D., Harris, W., & Harper-Harrison, A. Workplace Advocacy. Elsevier Saunders: St. Louis, Missouri. The publication received two American Journal of Nursing “Book of the Year” Awards for 2011 and was recognized in the Community-Public Health category and the History-Public Policy category.

    Cleary, B. & Rice, R. (Editors) (2005) Nursing Workforce Development: Strategic State Initiatives. Chapter 8: Sherrod, D., Bevill, J., & Mitchell, B. Other Innovative Strategies for Nursing Workforce Development. Springer Publishing Company: New York.

    Refereed Journals

    Moussa, M., Sherrod, & Choi, J. (2013). An E-Health Intervention for Increasing Diabetes Knowledge in African Americans International Journal of Nursing Practice. 19(Suppl. 3), 36-43.

    Sherrod, D., Collins-McNeil, J. & Sharpe, D. (2013). Practical Tips for Nurse-Physician Collaboration. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership, 44(8), 45-50.

    Sherrod, D. & Holland, C. (2013). Forecast: 100% Chance of Talent. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership, 44(5), 47-50.

    Sherrod, B. & Sherrod, D. (April, 2013). Is Online Education Right for You? Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. 43(5), 41-45.

    Moussa, M., Sherrod, D., & Choi, J. (2012). Health Literacy of Diabetic African Americans. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Practice. 5(1), 739-756.

    Jacobson, S. & Sherrod, D. (July, 2012). Transformational Mentorship Models for Nurse Educators. Nursing Science Quarterly. 25(3), 279-284.

    Sherrod, D., Hull, K., & Goolsby, P. (December, 2011). Extend Your Career Shelf Life. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. 42(12), 49-51.

    Roberts, D., Moussa, M., & Sherrod, D. (September, 2011). Foster cultural responsiveness on your unit. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership, 42(9), 52-54.

    Conrad, S. & Sherrod, D. (February, 2011). Nurse Managers as Knowledge Workers. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership, 42(2), pp. 47-48.

    DeCelle, J. & Sherrod, D. (2011). A Call to Address Learner Diversity in Health Professions Education. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Practice. 4(1), pp. 574-584.

    Sherrod, D., McKesson, T., & Mumford, M. (June, 2010). Prepare Yourself for Data-Driven Decision Making. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. 41(5), pp. 51-54.

    Sherrod, D. & Harper-Harrison, A. (February, 2010). Get Equipped to Navigate the Waters of Healthcare Change. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. 41(2), pp. 51-53.

    Lawrence, W. & Sherrod, D. (January, 2010). From Wall Street to Main Street … to your hospital: Influences of the Economy on Staffing in Your Work Setting. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. 41(1), pp. 31-34.

    Tuttle, A., Sherrod, D. & Canzona, C. (Spring, 2009). Mastery Methods: A Teaching and Learning Approach for Improving Diversity in the Health Professions. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Practice. 2(2), pp. 47-61.

    Lawrence, W. & Sherrod, D. (May, 2009). Are You Successfully Balancing Your Work and Home Life? Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. pp. 51-52

    Sherrod, D., Sherrod, B. & Sherrod, T. (March, 2009). Expand Your Communication Style. Men in Nursing Journal. pp. 18-21.

    Sherrod, D., Roberts, D. & Little, B. (December, 2008). Where Have The New Grads Gone? Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. 39 (12), pp. 8-12.

    Sherrod, D. (December, 2007). Outcome measurements and healthier workplaces. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. pp. 34-37.

    Ingram, R., Holland, C. & Sherrod, D. (June, 2007) Get staff fired up! Men in Nursing. 2(3) pp. 35-40.

    Sherrod, D. (October, 2006). Strategies for retaining older nurses. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. pp. 12-14.

    Holland, C., Sherrod, D., & Praytor, T. (June, 2006). Take the fast track to nursing. Men in Nursing. pp. 28-32.

    Sherrod, B., Sherrod, D., & Rasch, R. (February, 2006). More Men in Nursing. Men in Nursing. pp.34-39.

    Sherrod, D. (February, 2006). Succession planning. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. pp. 64.

    Sherrod, B., Sherrod, D. & Rasch, R. (October, 2005). Men at work. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. pp. 46-51.

    Sherrod, D. (September, 2005). The professional portfolio: A snapshot of your career. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. pp. 74-75.

    Bethune, G., Sherrod, D., & Youngblood, L. (April, 2005). 101 Tips to retain a happy, healthy staff. Nursing Management: The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. pp. 25-30.

    Brady, M. S. & Sherrod, D. R. (2003). Retaining men in nursing programs designed for women. Journal of Nursing Education. 42(4), 1-4.

    Loquist, R. S. & Sherrod, D. R. (2001). Creative Recruitment and Retention Strategies Flourish in the Carolinas: Collaboration is the Key. Nurse Recruitment & Retention Strategies 2001. COR Health LLC: Santa Barbara, CA.

    Sherrod, D. R. (1997). Advising nursing students in a declining job market. Journal of Nursing Education, 36(7), 344-46.

    Sherrod, D. R. And Taylor, R. G. (1992-93) Flow of Doctoral Students through Four University Programs.  National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, 9(2).


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