Dr. Sharon A. Nazarchuk
Dr. Sharon Nazarchuk, Professor
College of Health Sciences
"My educational philosophy is based on principles that emphasize the search for meaning, freedom of choice, personal responsibility, self-awareness and compassion directed toward self and others. I believe that education is a process that prepares each individual to deal with life and to search for meaning. Education is a continuous, life long process of evolution aimed at the development of intellectual, aesthetic, and professional interests that advance the learner toward personal and professional goals. Quality teaching is accomplished through a dialogue with the learner whereby “teacher” and “learner” pose questions to each other and explore choices in action.
- Ph.D.; Sociology, State University of New York - 2001
- MA; Sociology, State University of New York - 2000
- MHA; Health Administration, Wilkes University - 1997
- BA; Sociology, Wilkes University - 1994
- Diploma in Professional Nursing, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing - 1972
Supervisor or Chair for Doctoral degree: n/a
The Cost and Care of Elderly in Long-Term Facilities in the United States.
- Legg, T. J. & Nazarchuk, S. (2012). Nursing home profit status, FTE activity staff compliment and citation scope/severity at F-248 in United States nursing homes. American Journal of Recreation Therapy. Submitted.
- Legg, T. J. & Nazarchuk, S. (2012). Professional association membership: Does it impact the likelihood of deficiency citations at F-248 in skilled nursing facilities in the United States. American Journal of Recreation Therapy. Submitted.
- Legg, T. J., Nazarchuk, S. A. (2012). Turning a blind eye to the rules that we establish: When surveyor's fail to cite facilities that fail to employ a qualified activity director in skilled nursing facilities in the United States. Provider, SUBMITTED.
- Legg, T. J., Nazarchuk, S. A. (2012). Professional characteristics of deficiency citations at F-248 in skilled nursing facilities in the United States. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, SUBMITTED.
- Adelman, D. S., Gunderson, B. J. & Legg, T. J. (2011). Tabletop drills: What are they? Activity Directors Quarterly for Alzheimer's & Other Dementias, 12(4), 29-36.
- Legg, T. J., Adelman, D. A., &Nazarchuk, S. A. (2011). Decrease survey deficiencies: An educational intervention. Long Term Living, 60(2), 45-47.
- Legg, T. J., Adelman, D. A., & Nazarchuk, S. A. (2011). Avoiding a disaster: Working with cognitively impaired residents during a disaster: The role of the recreation professional in the skilled nursing facility. Activity Directors Quarterly for Alzheimer's & Other Dementias.
- Legg, T. J., Nazarchuk, S. A., & Adelman, D. A. (2010). The Recreation therapist versus the certified activity director: Which professional receives fewer deficiencies in long term care facilities? American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 9(1), 9-14.
- Nazarchuk, S. A. & Legg, T. J. (2010). Protecting administrators from the layer in between: Should administrators be subject to legal action and licensure discipline for deficiencies for wrongful decisions made by “layer in between” management? Long Term Living, 59(8),43-46.
- Legg, T. J., & Nazarchuk, S. A. (2008). The layer in between. Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Management, Online full-text.
- Adelman, D. S. & Legg, T. J. (2008). Chapter 16: Bioterrorism: The use of biologicals. In D. S. Adelman & T. J. Legg, Disaster nursing: A handbook for practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
- Nazarchuk, S. A. & Legg, T. J. (2008). Chapter 7: Cultural considerations in a disaster. In D. S. Adelman & T. J. Legg, Disaster nursing: A handbook for practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
- Domicile as a Source for Healthy Aging Sharon Nazarchuk, PhD, MA, MHA, RN Healthy Aging from a Legal Perspective Brenda Colbert, Esq – Elder Law
TEACHING INTERESTS / AREAS OF EXPERTISE
My teaching interests include Sociological Theory, Cultural Anthropology, Aging and the Life Cycle, Health and Aging, Deviant Behavior, Ethics in Health Care, Quantitative Research, Management and Organizational Behavior, Capstone in Clinical Research Administration, Epidemiology, and Topics in Health Care Policy.
• Alpha Kappa Delta-International Sociology Honor Society
• American Sociological Association
• American Association of University Professors
• American College of Healthcare Executives
• Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Sheriffs Association
• General Federation of Professional Woman’s Club
• Association for Practitioners in Infection Control
- American Cancer Society, Volunteer
- Alzheimer’s Association, Volunteer
- College Misericordia, Student Mentor
- American Heart Association, First Aid instructor
- American Heart Association, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor
- St. Anthony’s Shelter, Health Care Volunteer
- United Way of Lackawanna County