Sharon Gates, EdD, RN, CNS

Sharon Gates, EdD, RN, CNS

Science of Nursing Care
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 812-856-6093
Nursing Annex 103 1125 E. Atwater Ave., Bloomington


EdD, Indiana University
MSN, Indiana University
BSN, Purdue University
ASN, Vincennes University


Dr. Gates is a full-time faculty member at Indiana University School of Nursing in Bloomington, Indiana, where she teaches mental health, fundamentals, and pathopharmacology to undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Gates serves as the clinical site coordinator for the School of Nursing, provides course coordination for the psychiatric mental health courses and serves as chair-elect of the Bylaws Committee. Her clinical expertise is in adult psychiatric nursing; she has practiced in both outpatient and inpatient mental health settings. Dr. Gates collaborated with the IU School of Social Work to develop two interprofessional simulations focusing on addictions and domestic abuse. Her dissertation was on faculty perceptions of efforts to promote diversity. Her areas of interest include diversity in nursing education, interprofessional education, and addictions.

Selected Publications

Gates, S., Brown, J., & Nelson, T. (2016). Creating an alcohol withdrawal simulation for nursing and social work students. Presented at the National League for Nursing 2016 Educational Summit, Beyond Boundaries. Orlando, FL.

Gates, S., Brown, J., & Nelson, T. (2016). Social work and nursing students collide: Results of collaborating in patient care podium presentation. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Conference: Advancing Collaborative Practice Through Social Work Education. Atlanta, GA.

Gates, S. (2015). Faculty perceptions of efforts to promote and maintain diversity in nursing programs (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington.

Gates, S. (2015). Bridges and barriers to men in the nursing profession poster presentation.  Presented at the Curriculum and Instruction Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington.