Sherry S. Webb, DNSc, RN, CNL, NEA-BC

Sherry Webb

Assistant Professor
BSN/MSN Department
920 Madison, #1011
Memphis, TN 38163

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Sherry Webb joined the UTHSC College of Nursing in December 2005. She is the program coordinator for the Dedicated Education Units (DEUs). She teaches leadership and complex healthcare systems in the graduate program. Her scholarship is in the areas of quality, safety, and teaching-learning models.

Sherry has been a nurse for 42 years and has experience in acute care and home health with extensive practice in management and education. She has been a nursing educator for eighteen years, serving on the faculty at Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, TN, University of Memphis College of Nursing, Memphis, TN, and Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, TN.

A native of Memphis, TN, Sherry received her diploma in nursing from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, TN, and Bachelors degree in Nursing from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN and her Master of Science degree in Nursing with a concentrated area of study in Nursing Administration from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She obtained a DNSc in nursing administration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in December, 2006.

Achievements/ Honors:

  • Nominated for the nineteenth annual SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Awards (spring 2011)
  • Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Nursing Star, 2004
  • Faculty of the Year Award, Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, 2004


  • CNL, 2007-present
  • NEA-BC 2006–present

Professional Organizations:

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Nurses Association

Recent Presentations:

McKeon, L. Webb, S, Pavlic, D., & Elliot, M. Developing Professional Entry Faculty to Teach Model C Clinical Nurse Leader Students. Presentation at the AACN Clinical Nurse Leader. New Orleans, LA. January 17-19, 2013

Webb, S., McKeon, L. & Gill, M. Preparing clinical nurse leader students to manage their complex practice. Presentation at the AACN Master’s Education Conference, San Antonio, TX. March 1-3, 2012.

Cardell, B., McKeon, L., & Webb, S. Improving spirometry performance among children with sickle cell disease in a pediatric in-patient setting. Presentation at the AACN Clinical Nurse Leader Summit, Tampa, FL. January 20, 2012.

McKeon, L., Webb, S., Strange-McClora, S., Elliott-Vizcarrondo, M., Pavlic, D., & Gill, M. Facilitating model C CNL students transition to practice through a better understanding of the CNL role. Presentation at the AACN Clinical Nurse Leader Summit, Tampa, FL. January 20, 2012.

McKeon, L. & Webb, S. Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse Leader Student Microsystem Quality Improvement Projects 2011.Poster presentation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Alumni Day, Memphis, TN, May 20, 2011.

Reed, A., Cronin, S., Ashburn, K., & Webb, S. The brains of a DEU: Recruitment and retention of graduates to pediatric neuroscience nursing. Poster presentation at the 43 Annual Educational Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March 19-20, 2011.

Webb, S., & Engle, V. The Dedicated Education Unit: An academic-practice partnership for clinical nurse leader education. Presented at the Excellence in Education: Meeting the Challenges Nursing Institute of the Mid-South Conference, Memphis, TN, March 4, 2011.

Engle, V., Webb, S., Gill, M., & McKeon, L. Dedicated Education Units patient outcomes and experiences. Poster presentation at the 2011 AACN CNL Summit, Miami, FL, January 20-22, 2011.


McKeon, L., Norris, T., Webb, S., Hix C., Ramsey, G., & Jacob, S. (2009). Teaching Clinical Nurse Leaders how to diagnose the microsystem. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25(6), 373-378.


Norris, T., McKeon, L., Webb, S., Jacob, S. (In Review). Portfolios: An effective marketing strategy to introduce the clinical nurse leader (CNL) to the job market. Journal of Nursing Education.


McKown, T., McKeon, L., & Webb, S. (In Review) Using QSEN to guide clinical teaching on a new DEU. Journal of Nursing Education.


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Memphis, Tennessee 38163
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