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Sharron L. Docherty
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Sharron L. Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Director for the PhD in Nursing Program

  • Brief Bio

    Sharron Docherty, Associate Professor, joined the faculty of the Duke University School of Nursing in 2002. She has practiced as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and served as the director of the pediatric acute/chronic care nurse practitioner specialties from 2002-2010. She received her BScN from the University of Windsor, her MScN from the University of Western Ontario, and earned her PhD in Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1999.

    Dr. Docherty is the Co-Director of the ADAPT Center for Excellence in Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science and a Senior Scientist in the Oncology Nursing Center of Excellence at the Duke Cancer Institute. At UNC-CH, she is adjunct faculty in School of Nursing and mentor faculty for the Center for Developmental Science. Dr. Docherty is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is also a member of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners), Society for Research in Child Development, Southern Nursing Research Society, and Sigma Theta Tau.

    Academic Program Affiliations

    PhD in Nursing Program
    Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
    Master of Science in Nursing Program


    PhDUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Nursing
    MScNUniversity of Western Ontario
    BScNUniversity of Windsor

    Professional Certifications

    PNP-ACPediatric Nurse Practitioner: Acute Care
    PNP-PCPediatric Nurse Practitioner: Primary Care
    PALSPediatric Advanced Life Support
    BLSBasic Life Support

    Research Interests