Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Sharon White-Lewis, MSN, RN

University of Missouri-Kansas City
PhD Student

Sharon White-Lewis MSN, RN Ms. White-Lewis is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Webster University and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She is conducting funded research on equine-assisted therapy for arthritic adults and older adults. Ms. White-Lewis has presented locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including leadership, laparoscopic surgery, robotics, simulation, innovative educational techniques, and equine-assisted therapy. She developed a ground-breaking surgical procedure: Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy and taught this procedure to physicians and nurses from 14 countries and throughout the United States. Ms. White-Lewis was given the Rising Star of Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau International for her Systematic Review on Equine Therapy Intervention studies. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Midwest Nursing Research Society.