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Sharon Kopis, EdD, RN, FNP-C, CNE

Chair, DNP/APRN Programs | Professor


  • Doctor of Education, Argosy University-Sarasota, FL, 2007
  • Post MSN Certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner, Old Dominion University, 1997
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Liberty University, 1991


Dr. Kopis has taught in all nursing programs at Liberty University. She most recently is serving in the role of Chair, Doctoral Studies, Nursing. She holds an Ed.D. Educational Leadership/Curriculum and Instruction Design in Higher Education, MS Nursing Administration, Post Graduate Certificate-Family Nurse Practitioner and completed programs for Parish Nursing and Educator, Parish Nursing. Dr. Kopis has an extensive background in nursing administration, population health, and grant writing. Clinically, she has worked in critical care and as a family nurse practitioner primarily with underserved populations. She enjoys church activities, time with family and friends and dog training trials.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Association
  • Liberty University Honors Nursing Society
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
  • Virginia Nurses Association

Courses Taught

  • NURS 210 Pre-licensure Health Assessment
  • NURS 221 Fundamentals of Nursing
  • NURS 505 – Advanced Health/Physical Assessment
  • NURS 506 – Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • NURS 625 Nursing Admin. III Mgt. of Resources
  • NURS 735 Infants and Children’s Health
  • NURS 711 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • NURS 732 Interprofessional Collaboration & Outcomes Mgmt. for Quality
  • NURS 765 Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation for Nurse Educators
  • NURS 834 Health Care Operations and Financial Management
  • NURS 837 Grant Writing and Publication
  • NURS 947 Scholarly Project Planning
  • NURS 948 Scholarly Project I
  • NURS 949 Scholarly Project II
  • NURS 950 Scholarly Project Defense


  • Kopis, S.J (1991). Mrs. Grants Last Party. Nursing, Feb, 21(2), 144.
  • Sanders, L, Kopis, S., Moen, C., Probanz, A., Volk, F. (2016). Perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care in religious nurses. Journal of Christian Nursing 33(4), 214.

Research Interests

  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Patient-Nurse Practitioner Relationships/Compliance
  • Spirituality and Spiritual Care
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