Faculty and Staff

Sharon J Puchalski

Professor • School of Nursing

Sharon Puchalski is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and licensed by the state of New Jersey.
Completing her DNP degree at WPU in 2013, Sharon started working as an assistant professor in the Nursing Department in 2014 and was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2020. Prior to WPU, Sharon worked as an adjunct professor at County College of Morris and was a tenured professor at Bergen Community College.
Sharon has twenty-nine years of nursing experience has been working in a private OB-GYN practice as a WHNP for 23 years.

Professional Interests

Sharon's scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management and overall comprehensive healthcare for women across the lifespan. 
She is also interested in pedagogy, teaching and learning strategies, and nursing practice.

Other Interests

Sharon enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys working out (running, swimming, biking, and taking fitness classes at the YMCA) and helping people whenever she can.


DNP , William Paterson University Wayne, NJ


Primary Care, Women's Health

Notable Courses Taught

Cultural Foundations in Nursing NUR 3250
Nursing Practice NUR 3300
Health Concepts Seminar NUR 3310
Pharmacology NUR 3320/3321
Advanced Nursing Practice I and II NUR 6111/6121
APN Practicum NUR 7011
DNP Practicum I /II NUR 8350/NUR8351
DNP Practicum III/IV NUR 8360/NUR 8361
DNP Diad I NUR 8301
DNP Diad II NUR 8311

By appointment