Sheryl Sonken-Hodges, BSN, RN, NCSN, will be Featured in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

(PR NewsChannel) / March 9, 2017 / Aurora, Colorado 

The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Sheryl Sonken-Hodges, BSN, RN, NCSN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Sheryl  is a Registered Nurse with 15 years of experience as a public school nurse. Public School nurses are recognized as Public Health nurses and acknowledged as health care providers who partner with local physicians, nurse practitioners parents and school staff in supporting healthy learners. She utilizes the nursing process to determine individual student needs, as well as needs of her school and community population.  During her school nurse career, she has been a large district’s Child Find and pre-school nurse, taught CPR/First aid to the teachers and staff of 26 preschools, along with medication delegation training. She set up the first free-standing preschools in that district.

Sheryl’s career in nursing began in 1983 when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She was commissioned into the U.S.  Navy as an Ensign in the Nurse Corps later that year, remaining on active duty until receiving an honorable discharge in 1987.  Following were hospital RN positions in ICU, CCU, where she earned  Critical Care Certification twice. Later she worked in CCU, Labor and Delivery and Post-Partum care in Corpus Christi Texas. Currently she is a Nationally Certified School Nurse, serving as the only medical professional in a large and underserved Middle School in Aurora, CO.

To keep up to date with the latest advances in nursing, Sheryl maintains a professional membership with the National Association of School Nurses and the Colorado Association of School Nurses. She attributes her passion to her father, Dr. Selvin Sonken, who was a Public Health Service Dentist and served as the assistant to the Director of the Dental branch for National Medicare and  Medicaid in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s. He served as the dentist for the Navajo tribe in Arizona. Great  mentors Marianne Peoples and Margaret McKercher helped her develop her love of the School Nurse profession. Sherry’s passion is teaching adolescent girls positive self image and self advocacy with evidence based practice. When she is not working, Sheryl enjoys feminism, political activism, working out, and various other activities. She plans to take a 3 week immersion Spanish Language Learner trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica this summer.

Learn more about Sheryl Sonkens-Hodges here: and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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SOURCE:  International Association of HealthCare Professionals

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