Sharon McFadden Bradley, DNP, RN, CNL, CNE

Bradley, Sharon_2013Clinical Assistant Professor and
Director of Student Success 

University of Florida
P.O. Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187
HPNP 3235

Telephone: (352) 273-6423
Fax: (352) 294-8086


Dr. Bradley has been with the CON since 2000 and has taught a variety of clinical and didactic courses in the College.  Her areas of experience include adult health nursing, education, leadership, and outcomes management.  Dr. Bradley oversees the assessment examinations for all baccalaureate students.  She is the CON liaison to the Interdisciplinary Family Health (IFH) project and the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Patient Safety. She teaches in the graduate nursing education certificate program and holds national certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).


Dr. Bradley is interested in evidence-based research on tests and measures in nursing education.  She is also interested in clinical research in the area of patient safety and quality of care. Dr. Bradley is the PI and Faculty Advisor for the Jonas Center Nurse Leaders Scholar Program.


Dr. Bradley serves on a number of College and Health Science Center committees and in her role as Associate Dean.  She holds membership in the Florida Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.  She is currently the Vice President for the Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.  Dr. Bradley is a member of the SREB Council on Collegiate Education in Nursing and serves on the Research Committee and the Workforce Diversity Committee.

Area of expertise

Dr. Bradley has expertise in the practice areas of medical surgical nursing and critical care nursing.  She worked previously as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in cardiovascular nursing and has held certification in critical care. Dr. Bradley holds national certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).


Dr. Bradley received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University.  She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in Adult Health from the Medical College of Georgia.  She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2010 at the University of South Florida.