Sheryl Stansifer - Faculty & Adjuncts

Sheryl Stansifer, DNP, APRN-CNP

Sheryl Stansifer, DNP, APRN-CNP
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Chapman Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
918-631-3125 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 219


MSN – West Texas A&M University DNP – Graceland University BSN – Texas Tech University


After serving as Director, School of Nursing from November 2017 until December 2019, Dr. Stansifer has returned to the Family Nurse Practitione (FNP) program full-time. She has served as the FNP Program Director since 2015. Dr. Stansifer has over 20 years of experience as family nurse practitioner in Rural Health, Cardiology, Neurology, Telemedicine, Acute Care, Long Term Acute Care, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Dr. Stansifer is also a peer site reviewer for Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Prior to joining The University of Tulsa, Dr. Stansifer practiced at Hillcrest Medical Center with the hospitalist group and continues to maintain a clinical faculty practice at Jack C. Montgomery VA and Veterans Evaluation Services.

Research Interests

Improving care access for under served populations in Oklahoma.

Teaching Interests

Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum and clinical practice with an emphasis on under served populations.

Courses Taught

  • Scholarship Practicum
  • Diagnosis Management II: Common Health Conditions in Primary Care
  • DNP Project Proposal
  • Foundations for Practice
  • Diagnosis and Management I: Introduction To Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • DNP Project Design
  • Project Completion
  • FNP Competency Lab
  • FNP Practice Summation
  • Population Focus Family NP II: Pediatrics
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • APRN Practicum II
  • Biostatistics
  • Advanced Assessment
  • Healthcare Informatics

Professional Affiliations

  • ANA
  • AONP
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Nurses Association
  • Oklahoma Nurse Practitioner Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau Iota Mu Chapter

Awards & Honors

  • Chapman Professorship
  • Higdon Award