Sharon Kay Nighorn, American nurse educator, psychologist. Certified clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health; certified substance abuse counselor. Member American Nurses Association, Illinois Nurses Association, National Nurses Society on Addiction.
Nighorn, Sharon Kay was born on March 21, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Richard Louis and Catherine Nighorn.
Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, Harper College, 1975. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Northern Illinois University, 1977. Master of Science, University Illinois Medical Center, 1980.
Psy.D., Chicago School Professional Psychology, 1995.
Staff nurse, N.W. Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1975-1977;
staff nurse, Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Chicago, 1977-1980;
supervising nurse, Barclay Hospital, Chicago
staff nurse, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
assistant head nurse, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1980-1985;
clinical manager, Weiss Hospital Lifeline Program, Chicago, 1985-1986;
instructor, practitioner, teacher, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's, Chicago, 1986-1996;
psychotherapist, group and independent practice, Evanston, since 1987;
psychology intern, Forest Hospital, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1992-1996. President of the board directors Illinois Peer Assistance Network for Nurses Foundation.
Member American Nurses Association, Illinois Nurses Association, National Nurses Society on Addiction.