Sherif is a 3rd year PhD candidate at Ross & Carol Nese College of Nursing. As a registered nurse and experienced mental health professional with twelve years of full-time work for the largest psychiatric hospital in Nigeria, Mr. Sherif completed his Master of Professional Studies degree in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State in 2019. He was also opportune to represent Public Service International (PSI), as part of the People’s Health Movement team that served as young “Global Health Watchers” of the 142nd session of the World Health Organization {WHO} Executive Board meeting in Geneva, in January 2018, which enabled him to gain deep insight into the dynamics of global health politics and policy formulation.

Sherif’s planned dissertation study aims to enhance our understanding of how Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) describe their experiences transitioning to work with older adults in the U.S. Sherif’s excellent record in the scholarship of research includes 2 international, 4 national, and 2 regional peer-reviewed presentations. He recently co-authored a manuscript on IENs with scholars from across the U.S and submitted it to a peer-reviewed journal. As well, he was competitively selected from national pools of applicants for generous scholarships to attend National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) at the Fall 2021 conference in Chicago and 16th Annual Academic & Health Policy conference on Correctional Health Spring 2023 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a member of 2 National Institute of Health/National Institute on Aging funded research study teams with Dr. Susan Loeb as a Principal Investigator.

Sherif’s impressive array of leadership and service impacts span the Ross & Carol Nese College of Nursing, the Penn State University on the whole, as well as the surrounding central Pennsylvania community.

Authored by Sherif Olanrewaju, M.P.S., BNSc

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Celebrating Nurses Week: Retaining and Valuing Our Nurses

Nurses play a vital role in the health care system, providing essential person-centered care and support to patients. During Nurses Week, members of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) and academic nurse leaders highlight the importance of retaining and valuing nurses, the impact of nurse turnover on patient care and health care costs, creating a positive work environment, and the need to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing.