Sheila E. Leander
PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Accelerated BSN Program and Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Program Liaison
Saint Louis University
School of Nursing
office: (314) 977-8984
fax: (314) 977-8819
Teaching: Undergraduate community/public health nursing in both traditional and accelerated programs and interprofessional education at undergraduate and pre-licensure levels.
Research: Interests include public health nursing practice, innovative teaching methods for students learning community health nursing, living kidney donation and interprofessional education. Dr. Leander secured funding from the American Nephrology Nurses' Association and Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Iota Chapter for her dissertation research titled "Experiences of Black American Living Kidney Donors". Dr. Leander collaborates with the Living Kidney Donor Research Group at Washington University and the Transplant Research Group at Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research.
Professional and Scholarly Activities: Recipient of American Legion Eight and Forty Nursing Scholarship, University of Missouri Fund the Drive for Nurses Scholarship, Dissertation Grant, ANNA, Research Grant STT, Alpha Iota Chapter. Board member and president of Delta Lambda Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau. Board member Explore Transplant Health Protection and Education Services. Advisory Board member of St. Louis County Medical Reserve Corps. 20 year Board member Missouri Family Health Council. Active membership in Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, American Nephrology Nurses' Association, and Sigma Theta Tau, International.
Practice: Dr. Leander was engaged in practice and management for 23 years before entering nursing education. Practice areas include community based maternal and child health, home health care, quality management, nursing management, health care administration, and state health department consultation.
BSN, University of Missouri, Columbia
MSN, Saint Louis University
PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia