Sheryl Cosme is the Senior Operations Manager for the Accreditation at the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the Practice Transition Accreditation Program and Nursing Skills Competency Program. She also serves as clinical faculty at Georgetown University in their undergraduate nursing program. Her previous roles include clinical educator at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where she was the coordinator of a nursing residency program for eight years. As a clinical nurse she worked at St. Francis Hospital in Connecticut in the operating room and at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC on the surgical specialty unit.
Sheryl is involved in setting national accreditation standards for nurse residency and nurse practitioner fellowships. She has presented at several national conferences on the need to have residency and fellowships for nurses entering or transitioning within practice settings. Sheryl is also very interested in the knowledge, skill, and attitude acquisition of undergraduate nursing students related to evidence based practice. Currently she is investigating measures of undergraduate nursing students’ knowledge and confidence related to evidence based practice.
Sheryl is a member of the American Nurses Association, Association of Nursing Professional Development and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Sheryl is currently working on earning her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. She earned her Master’s in Nursing Education at the University of Hartford and Bachelors in Nursing for the University of New Hampshire. She is board certified in Nursing Professional Development.
Sheryl is an avid exercise enthusiast and loves Barre3 and running. She also enjoys participating in health mission trips to communities in Kingston, Jamaica.