Sharon (Sherry) L. Sims


I grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas and moved to Colorado after nursing school. I earned my BS at Metropolitan State College, and my MS/PNP at the University of Colorado. I earned my PhD in nursing from the University of Utah, and began my teaching career there. 

I retired from the IU School of Nursing in 2013, and hold an appointment there as a Professor Emerita.  I also retired from the Navy, etc etc .  In my free time, I am a writer, singer, and photographer. 

Professional Experience

  • 2009-Present Northpoint Pediatrics
  • 2009 Howe Community High School Clinic, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2006-2007 Kingsway Community Clinic, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1995-2005 Shalom Wellness Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1990-1992 Methodist Hospital Teen-Tot Program, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1985-1990 University of Utah Student Health Services, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1981-1992 Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
  • 1979-1980 School Health Corporation, Adams County School, District 14, Commerce City, CO
  • 1977-1979 Gary L. Niemann, MD, PC, Denver, CO
  • 1972-1976 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
  • 1971-1972 Children’s Hospital, Staff Nurse, Denver, CO

Board Certification

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner #012445-06 / American Nurse’s Credentialing Center

Professional Memberships

  • Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Fellow, Academy of Nurse Educators


  • BSN, 1974, Metropolitan State College
  • MSN, 1977, University of Colorado
  • PhD, 1986,  University of Utah