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Dr. Sherry Lovan, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, BSN Prelicensure Coordinator
Office: Medical Center Health Science Complex
Dr. Sherry Lovan
Dr. Lovan is an associate professor in the School of Nursing. She earned Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing from WKU in the 80’s. In 2004, she graduated from WKU with a MSN in the Nurse Educator specialty concentration. In 2009, Dr. Lovan earned a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville.
Her teaching experience began at WKU in 2000 as a clinical instructor in the Associate of Science Nursing Program. In 2004, Dr. Lovan joined the BSN Program and taught in obstetrics, pediatrics, assessment, mental health, and community health nursing courses.
Prior to teaching, Dr. Lovan practiced as a registered nurse for several years. She has clinical experience in the areas of orthopedics, mental health, women’s health, nursery/NICU, emergency room, and served as staff development coordinator for a local hospital.
Dr. Lovan has served as the BSN Program Coordinator in the School of Nursing since Fall 2012. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Kentucky Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and the National League for Nursing. Her research interests include leadership, professionalism, mentoring, a positive work environment, and the recruitment and retention of nursing students and nurses.
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