NSU assistant professor learns methods to care for Parkinson’s patients


Northwestern State University Assistant Professor of Nursing Sheri Wilson recently participated in the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

This 40-hour accredited “train the trainer” program is designed to improve nursing care in Parkinson’s disease by training nurse faculty leaders who in turn, prepare their students to fight the disease on the front lines. Wilson underwent the program at The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone, one of eight training locations offered this year.

Wilson was joined by fellow faculty from undergraduate nursing programs across the U.S. who were immersed in academic instruction, hands-on experience with people with Parkinson’s, and mentorship from nurse specialists at nationally recognized movement disorder centers.

By bringing this knowledge back to their students, she and her fellow Scholars will help the Parkinson’s disease Foundation prepare the next generation of nurses to care for the growing population of people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Wilson is in her third year as a member of the faculty on NSU’s Shreveport campus. She has been a registered nurse for 10 years at health care facilities in Shreveport/Bossier City. Wilson is a graduate of Wiley College, Grambling State University and the University of Phoenix. She is a doctoral program at Grambling.