Dr. Birmingham proudly joined the Campbell University for the inaugural class of the School of Nursing BSN program. She is a leader and scholar with over thirty years of contribution to patient care, nursing and academia. She has served in roles including staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse manager, director, chief nursing officer, adjunct faculty and consultant in large academic medical centers. Sharon’s primary clinical and leadership expertise have been in maternal child health in both acute and ambulatory settings with an emphasis on access to and care for underserved women and their families.
Sharon’s leadership expertise centers on engaging nurses and healthcare professionals to collectively transform the delivery of health care to people and their families. She has served on the Steering Committee for Magnet Designation in two academic medical centers. At Campbell University Dr. Birmingham teaches courses related to leadership and research at the School of Nursing and in the new Doctorate of Health Sciences (DHSc) program.
Sharon obtained her BSN and Master’s Degree from The University of Iowa and Doctoral degree from the Yale University School of Nursing. Her master’s and doctoral study focused on children’s health and large data set health sciences research. Dr. Birmingham conducted her doctoral dissertation on “The Effect of Nurse Staffing on Clinical, Organizational and Financial Outcomes.” This research won the Yale School of Nursing Dissertation Prize. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and The International Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.
Sharon lives on the coast in Beaufort, NC with her husband Andy and golden retriever, Maile. They own two local businesses dedicated to American made furniture and home furnishings, Beaufort Furniture & Home. They welcome visitors!