Sharon Chappy, PhD, RN, CNOR, is the Graduate Program Director and Assistant Dean in the College of Nursing at UW Oshkosh. In addition to teaching at UW Oshkosh, she has over 30 years experience as an operating room nurse, working the last 12 years at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Chappy is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Wisconsin Nurses Association, and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the AORN Journal. She has received numerous awards for her work at UW Oshkosh, including the Wisconsin Idea Fellow, Penson Award for Teaching, and the EAA and C.R. Meyer Endowed Professorship. She was named a "Terrific Teacher" by WFRV-TV in 2009.