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.
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
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Moussa, M., Sherrod, D. & 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.
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.
Sherrod, D., Hull, K., & Goolsby, P.
Roberts, D., Moussa, M., & Sherrod, D.
Conrad, S. & Sherrod, D.
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.
Sherrod, D. & Harper-Harrison, A.
Lawrence, W. & Sherrod, D.
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.
Sherrod, D., Sherrod, B. & Sherrod, T.
Sherrod, D., Roberts, D. & Little, B.
Ingram, R., Holland, C. & Sherrod, D.
Holland, C., Sherrod, D., & Praytor, T.
Sherrod, B., Sherrod, D., & Rasch, R.
Sherrod, B., Sherrod, D. & Rasch, R.
Bethune, G., Sherrod, D., & Youngblood, L.
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.
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