Sharon Aronovitch, PhD, RN, CWOCN

Sharon AronovitchEmail: saronovich@excelsior.edu

Dr. Aronovitch is Lead Faculty Program Director in the graduate nursing program and oversees the nursing informatics specialization track. She received her PhD in nursing from Adelphi University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the career mobility of Enterostomal Therapy Nurses, now known as Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses (WOCN). She received her Master of Science from Russell Sage College as a clinical nurse specialist, medical-surgical nursing focusing on geriatric care. Dr. Aronovitch has practiced as a WOC nurse for 38 years and is board certified. She holds clinical positions at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and Capital Regional Medical Center. Dr. Aronovitch maintains a private practice providing consultation as an expert witness to attorneys throughout the United States in both private and federal practices. This includes detailed review of all components of a malpractice case, oral and written reports to attorneys, medical-legal depositions, and courtroom testimony related to pressure ulcers, surgical cases, and long term care issues.

Dr. Aronovitch has been the primary researcher in projects related to wound, ostomy and continence (focus areas include intraoperative pressure ulcers, ostomy quality of life, and urinary incontinence). Her work as a researcher and expert in wound and pressure ulcer management is recognized on a national and international level. Dr. Aronovitch completed the earliest studies in causation of pressure ulcers in the operating room. Studies recently completed by Dr. Aronovitch include “An Exploration of Associate Degree Nursing Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs Related to Urinary Incontinence”, and “Quality of Life for Patients with Ostomies Living in the Big Bend”.

Dr. Aronovitch has over 30 publications in professional nursing journals related to wound, ostomy, and continence nursing. These journals include the Journal of WOCN, Ostomy/Wound Management, Nursing Economics, Caregivers News & Report, Outpatient Surgery, Journal of Urological Nursing, Decubitis, Dermatology Nursing, and Nursing. Dr. Aronovitch has authored chapters in the nursing textbooks of Medical-Surgical Nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives, WOC Nursing Secrets, Delmar’s Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills, McGraw Hill Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, and Nursing Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life-Span. She is on the editorial board of Ostomy & Wound Management  and is a frequent reviewer for the journals Ostomy & Wound Management, Journal of WOCN, and Advances in Wound Care.

Research Interests: wound, ostomy & continence care, legal & ethical issues