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Dr. Sharon White

Assistant Professor

Office: Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education & College of Health 303

School of Nursing


Dr. Sharon Jackson White is a registered nurse, a certified family nurse practitioner, and a nurse scientist. She has experience in the medical/surgical, hemodialysis, long-term care, primary care, and palliative care arenas. Her clinical work expands from direct patient care to administrative capacities. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine as well as peer reviewer for several nursing and medical scholarly journals. Furthermore, she has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally as related to her palliative care research. Dr. Sharon Jackson White's research interests are palliative care, end-of-life, and quality of life.


Ph D, Nursing, Georgia State University, 2020

MSN, Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, Emory University, 2002

BSN, Nursing, Troy University, 1993

Awards and Honors

Doctoral Nursing Student Research Award, Georgia State Univeristy, Honor, 2016

Doctoral Nursing Student Leadership Award, Georgia State University, Honor, 2018

Montague Boyd Excellence in Publishing, Piedmont Healthcare, Award, 2015

Induction, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor, 1992

Intellectual Contributions

Sharon Jackson White, Palliative Care Referral Behavior Among Nurse Practitioners in Hospital Medicine, Scholar Works – December 16 2020

Sharon Jackson White, Ptlene Minick,  The Perceptions of Non-Palliative Care Hospitalist Physicians Referring Patients to a Hospital Palliative Care Program , Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing – February 2016

Rebecca McKee-Waddle, Sharon Jackson White, Susan E. Shapiro, Melida Hall, Felesha Thomas, Daniel D. Barbir, John Hanfelt, Blood Glucose Levels of Patients With Diabetes in the Immediate Post-Acute Hemodialysis Period: An Exploratory Study, Nephrology Nursing Journal – September 2014

Seyed Razavi, Mary Still, Sharon Jackson White, Timothy G. Buchman, Michael J. Connor, Comparison of circuit patency and exchange rates between 2 different continuous renal replacement therapy machines, Journal of Critical Care – April 2014

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Sharon Jackson White, Evidence Based Practice Research Grant, American Nephrology Nurses Association, Other, 5000, Funded –  March 1 2011 to August 1 2011


Sharon Jackson White, "Overview of Dissertation Study from Statistical Perspective", Statistical Consulting Trial Class, Georgia State University –  March 2 2018

Sharon Jackson White, "The Perceptions of Non-Palliative Care Hospital Physicians Referring Patients to a Hospital Palliative Care Program, Palliative Care 2016 International Conference, Conference Series, LLC –  September 30 2016

Sharon Jackson White, "The Perceptions of Non-Palliative Care Hospital Physicians Referring Patients to a Hospital Palliative Care Program", MBAA International Conference, MBAA –  March 26 2015

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

Department, School of Nursing Faculty Development Committee, Committee Member –  August 2019 to Present

Department, School of Nursing Graduate Faculty Committee, Committee Member –  August 2019 to Present

University, CSU IRB, Committee Member –  August 2022 to Present

University, Faculty Senate, Committee Member –  August 1 2021 to Present

Service to the Profession

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal, American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, International, September 2018

Board of Directors of a Company, Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc., National, March 2019

Board of Directors of a Company, McIntosh Trail Community Service Board, State, September 2015

Committee Member, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, National, August 2015

Member, AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) Network for Research, National, April 2015

Member, Institutional Review Board ---- Piedmont Healthcare, June 2015

Member, International Academy of Nursing Editors, International, February 2018

Member, Southern Nursing Research Society, International, August 2014

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, International, April 2018

Reviewer, Journal Article, Nursing Research, International, July 2018

Member, Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group, National, June 2015

Service to the Community

Other, Midwest Food Bank January 2018 to Present

Other, Promise Place January 2018 to Present

Other, The Bloom Closet January 2018 to Present