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Sharon E. Hoffman

Sharon E. Hoffman, American nursing educator, college dean. Recipient Distinguished Service award American Lung Association Minnesota, 1983; grantee University Texas Health Science Center, 1983, 86, Bremmer Foundation, 1980-1981, National Institutes of Health, 1977, Northlands Regional Medical Programs, 1974; United States Public Health Service fellow, 1969-1972; recipient Leadership award Colonial Dames of America, 1963-1964.


  • Hoffman, Sharon E. was born on July 15, 1942 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of William Lawrence and Georgia (Brueske) Davidson.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Ancker Hospital School Nursing, St. Paul, 1963. Bachelor of Science, California State University.A., 1966. Master of Science, University Minnesota, 1972.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1981. Certified, Harvard University, 1981. Master of Business Administration, Duke University, 1989.


    • Staff/charge nurse Intensive Care Unit Orange County General Hospital, Annaheim, California. Staff/charge nurse neurosurgery University Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, 1963-1966. Instructor Rhode Island Hospital School Nursing, Providence, 1966-1968.

      Instructor, supervisor in-service education Fairview Hospital School Nursing, Minneapolis, 1968-1969. Research associate Minnesota Systems Research Inc., 1970-1971. Instructor School Nursing, University Minnesota, 1971-1972, project director, instructor Registered Nurse program, 1972-1976, assistant professor, 1974-1983, director continuing nursing education, 1976-1981, assistant dean outreach, assistant dean undergraduate studies, 1981-1983, associate professor, 1983.

      Associate dean, associate professor graduate nursing program University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1983-1986, dean., professor College Nursing, 1986-1994. Professor health services administration Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, 1988-1994. Dean School of Nursing, professor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, since 1994.

      Instructor independent hospital and health care administration program School Public Health, University Minnesota, 1971-1974. Thesis and project advisor to various graduate students University Minnesota, 1976, 77, 79, 81, 82-83, University Texas, 1984. Gubernatorial appointee policy council South Carolina Nurse Recruitment and Retention Center.

      Member state-wide master planning committee for nursing education. Consultant/presenter marketing, nursing, health care administration, curriculum and continuing education various professional and educational organizations, since 1974.


    • Author: Direct Patient Care - Nursing, 1971. Contributor chapter: Patient Education: Nursing n Partnership with Other Health Care Professionals, 1987, Marketing for Nurses, 1989. Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Fellow American Academy Nursing. Member American Nurses Association, American Association Colleges of Nursing (member nominations committee), National League Nursing (member finance committee), Society Research in Nursing Education, Southern Research Society in Nursing, Southern Council Collegiate Education of Nursing (member nomination s committee 1987-1988), South Carolina Women in Higher Educational Administration (board directors, chairperson awards committee), Deans and Directors South Carolina (president), Charleston Area Society Nurse Executives, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.


    • Married Robert Hoffman, August 29, 1964. Children: Todd, Eric.
    • father: William Lawrence Davidson
    • mother: Georgia (Brueske) Davidson
    • spouse: Robert Hoffman
    • children: Todd Hoffman
    • Eric Hoffman
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    Born July 15, 1942
    (age 75)