Sharon O'Neill


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Sharon O'Neill


Clinical Associate Professor

1 212 998 5319

NEW YORK, NY 10010
United States

Sharon O'Neill's additional information

Prof. O'Neill's clinical work includes developing an adolescent transition clinic for patients with sickle cell anemia from pediatrics to adult hematology at the Johns Hopkins hospital, overseeing the mergers of medical and mental health services at University Health Services at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She plays an active role with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty on the annual conference planning committee and two special interest groups exploring health policy and social determinants of health. As a member of the Health Policy and Practice Committee of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, she played an active role in the passage of the full practice nurse practitioner legislation signed into law in October 2020. 

Before joining the faculty at NYU, O’Neill was a clinical associate professor, director of the MSN-FNP program, and vice-chair of the Department of Nursing at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She also served as program coordinator of the FNP program at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing for seven years.

DNP, Catholic University of America
JD, University of Baltimore
MSN, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Diploma in Nursing, Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing

Health Policy
Primary care
Nursing education
Chronic disease
Mental health

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Bar Association & Health Law Section
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
National Organization of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
California Association of Nurse Practitioners
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
The Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State

Faculty Honors Awards

Excellence in Leadership and Creativity Award, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2017)
Health Information and Technology Scholar, Health Services and Research Services (HRSA) Funded Program in Joint Collaboration between the University of Kansas, University of Denver, and Johns Hopkins University in partnership with the National League of N (2011)
Simulation Education Leader (SELs), Maryland Faculty Academy for Simulation Teaching in Nursing (M-FAST), Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (2010)
Turner Service Award, Establishing and Directing the Law School Mentoring Program, University of Baltimore (1995)
Community Member at Large, Sigma Theta Tau, PI Chapter, University of Maryland School of Nursing (1989)


Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection

Zappas, M. P., O’Neill, S. P., & Rotz, C. (2023). Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 19(4). 10.1016/j.nurpra.2023.104563
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common intrauterine infection and is the leading nongenetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss and neurodevelopmental delays in the pediatric population. Despite its high prevalence and significant sequelae, congenital CMV in the pregnant woman and neonate often goes undiagnosed. We present the case of a 23-month-old child presenting with developmental delays and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss as a result of CMV and describe with this case report the clinical features, diagnosis, testing, management, and prognosis of congenital CMV.

Exploring APN students' perceptions, self-confidence, and satisfaction with clinical simulation

Woodruff, K., O’Neill, S. P., & Walton-Moss, B. J. (2017). Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(6), 347-349. 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000176
The purpose of this study was to explore advanced practice students' perceptions, self-confidence, and satisfaction with clinical simulation as a learning tool. The simulation was part of a health assessment course with 69 students, 25 of whom had no RN experience. On average, students were undecided but trended toward agreement that each key simulation feature was present in the simulation. Students without experience were significantly less likely to feel supported during the simulation and to endorse the appropriateness of the selected problem for the simulation. Upon multiple regression analysis, only fidelity was significantly associated with self-confidence (p = .003).

Advanced practice nursing students: Pilot test of a simulation scenario

Walton-Moss, B., O’Neill, S., Holland, W., Hull, R., & Marineau, L. (2012). Collegian, 19(3), 171-176. 10.1016/j.colegn.2012.06.002
In the current educational environment, increasing numbers of advanced practice nursing (APN) students compete for decreasing numbers of clinical sites where patient safety is paramount. Clinical simulations with high-fidelity human patient simulators provide APN students opportunities to demonstrate clinical skills and judgment in a safe supportive environment. Development, implementation, and preliminary evaluation of a scenario for APN students are discussed. Faculty and student evaluations are reviewed as well as recommendations for future simulations.