Sharon Aronovitch, PhD.

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Faculty Program Director, Nursing

Dr. Sharon Aronovitch is a lead faculty program director for the graduate nursing program at Excelsior Sharon_AronovitchCollege. Her clinical background includes medical-surgical, wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) care and gerontology nursing. Dr. Aronovitch has practiced as a clinical nurse specialist, clinical manager and director for the Enterostomal Therapy Nursing Education Program at Albany Medical Center, which was the first distance education program for WOC nursing. In her free time, she maintains a small practice as an expert witness for malpractice cases and works a flex position as a WOC nurse in a Level 2 Trauma Center and as the ostomy nurse for a small community hospital. Dr. Aronovitch serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals related to WOC nursing and is a contributing editor for the journal “Ostomy/Wound Management.” Over the years, she has used her clinical practice to complete many research studies.


  • Medical-surgical Nursing
  • Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) Care
  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, Adelphi University, 1994
  • Master of Science, Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical-Surgical Nursing, focus in Gerontology), Russell Sage College, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of the State of New York, 1984
  • Associate of Applied Science, Nursing, Middlesex County College, 1975

Awards and Recognitions

  • Faculty Member of the Year, Excelsior College School of Nursing, 2010
  • First Place Poster Prize, Southeast Region, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society for Quality of Life for Patients with Ostomies Living in the Big Bend, 2009

Selected Publications

  • “Are You Sure You Want to Be Only a Wound Care Nurse?” guest editor, OWM, 2015
  • “Quality of Life for Patients Living with Ostomies: Influence of Contact with an Ostomy Nurse,” author, Journal WOCN, 2010