Sheryl Sommer PhD, RN, CNE
VIce President, Chief Nursing Officer
With an in-depth nursing education expertise and overall strategic acumen, Sheryl K. Sommer, PhD, RN, CNE, is the ideal leader for ATI Nursing’s consulting organization. As vice president for faculty and institution services, she is responsible for the overall management of consultation activities as well as creating the strategy to address current needs in nursing education.
Dr. Sommer is a former administrator and instructor for some of the Midwest’s finest nursing schools. She was an associate professor and served as the former chair of the baccalaureate nursing program at Creighton University. Dr. Sommer was also associate dean for undergraduate nursing programs at Loyola University. While at Loyola, Dr. Sommer was honored as the outstanding nursing faculty member of the year and was actively involved in interprofessional education.
Dr. Sommer’s success and experience in both administration and the classroom have given her a sound understanding of the needs of nursing education institutions at all levels and an innate ability to help ATI Nursing clients strategize and put in place educational solutions that are best for them and their students. She has put her knowledge to good use for clients in areas such curriculum development, concept-based curriculums, active instructional strategies and more. Dr. Sommer has been instrumental in resource development for such ATI marquee products as Nurses Touch and Real Life Clinical Reasoning Scenarios.
Dr. Sommer is an active industry professional, serving on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Nursing Education as well as Teaching and Learning in Nursing. She served on the NCLEX Examination Item Development Panel for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and as a project participant for the Council of Independent Colleges Service Learning Project. Dr. Sommer holds membership in Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and the National League for Nursing.
Dr. Sommer earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and her master’s from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was awarded her PhD from Loyola University Chicago.
Dr. Sheryl Sommer’s CV