Daphne Sharpe

last updated 3/6/2018

Daphne Kaye Sharpe

Nurse Practitioner at Forsyth Medical Center

3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(336) 718-5000

General Information


Chairperson - WSSU NAA


Bachelor of Science - Nursing , 

Master of Science degrees - Nursing , Duke University

nursing degreeWSSU Foundation

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Dr. Sharpe, second from right, with her students at a conference.
Dr. Sharpe, second from right, with her students at a conference. Daphne K. Sharpe '95, initially entered Winston-Salem State University in 1983 as a freshman from Tarboro, NC. Since the age of eleven she had dreamed of becoming a Registered Nurse. At the age of 17 she was determined to get a nursing degree from the best nursing program in the state, WSSU. But after completing two years at WSSU, she left, moved away and started a family. But the urge to finish what she had started at WSSU still burned. So, in 1990 she moved back and made an attempt to return to her alma mater. However, at that time a flexible schedule was not available. "There were no night classes and I needed to work," Sharpe recalled. Then, as she recounted the story, someone told her about a program at Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC), where she could get some of the courses she needed at night while she figured out her next move. "Next thing I knew I was graduating with an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) from FTCC in 1993." That same year she began work as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Forsyth Medical Center. But Sharpe was determined to finish her dream. She returned to WSSU and graduated Cum Laude in May 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). In 2003 she entered Duke University and graduated in September 2005 with two Master of Science degrees in Nursing (MSN); a MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner; and, a MSN in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership. She began instructing students in WSSU's Division of Nursing in 2008. She completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in 2010 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She did all that while a single parent. "It was my family and dear friends that helped me accomplish my dreams through the years-some of those were friends I met at WSSU." Looking back, Sharpe said it was her experience as a traditional and non-traditional student that helped prepare her for all the journeys she has faced since.

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Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Community Advisory Board ...

Daphne Sharpe, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, WSSU

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Committees - WSSUNAA

Daphne Sharpe - Chairperson

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