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Dr. David Sharp

Professor of Nursing
CAV 103
LC Box 556
Pineville, LA 71359
(318) 487-7489

David Sharp started his nursing career in Scotland.  He studied at Aberdeen University, the University of Edinburgh, Foresterhill College, Jordanhill College of Further Education and the Robert Gordon University.  He has a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education, Master of Science Degree in Social Anthropology and a PhD in Nursing.

Dr. David Sharp commenced his nursing career in 1978 and moved into the field of nursing education in 1988.  He has worked primarily as a psychiatric nurse specializing in forensic psychiatric nursing and care of the elderly.  Currently he teaches Mental Health, Nursing Research, Therapeutic Communication and NCLEX preparation.

He has published journal articles and book chapters, and regularly presents at national and international conferences.  He has recently worked with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association on teaching strategies related to nursing competencies in seclusion and restraint.  His hobbies include skiing, hiking, climbing, playing chess and acting.

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