Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, DNP, RN

Dean, College of Nursing


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-xxxx
Email: name@unmc.edu



  • Year, BSN, University of Arkansas
  • Year, MSN, University of Oklahoma
  • Year, DNP, Union University


Dr. Lepaine Sharp-McHenry came to UNMC College of Nursing as the dean in 2023. She previously served as the Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences at Simmons University, the Dean of the College of Nursing at Oklahoma Baptist University, and the Assistant Director of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas. Prior to her academic leadership roles, she was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas. She completed her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at the University of Arkansas; a Master's of Science with a Major in Nursing with a specialty as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Oklahoma; and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a specialty in Executive Leadership at Union University.