Sharon Lock PhD, APRN, FNAP, FAANP
Professor, Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice, Director of Wilmore Faculty Practice

Dr. Sharon Lock is the Director of the College of Nursing's Phyllis D. Corbitt Community Health Center in Wilmore, Ky. She received BSN and MSN degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of South Carolina. She also received a post-master's certificate as a primary care nurse practitioner from the University of Virginia. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Before coming to UK in 1997, Dr. Lock taught maternity nursing at East Carolina University and the University of Virginia. Dr. Lock served as the coordinator of the primary care nurse practitioner track for more than 15 years. In 2010 she received the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the College of Nursing. Dr. Lock's research interests include teen pregnancy prevention and sexual risk reduction among adolescents. She has received NIH funding to study communication between sexual partners. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Adolescent Health and the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. She served as secretary of the Southern Nursing Research Society from 2000 to 2002. In 2006, as a member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, she served on the National Panel for Nurse Practitioner Practice Doctorate Competencies. Dr. Lock is a member of the advisory board for the Kentucky Area Health Education Centers. She consulted with the University of Kentucky’s Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute to develop a women’s health interactive module for health care professionals, which is now offered nationally through the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN web site.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 257-2366

Fax: (859) 323-1357




Post-Masters Certificate, University of Virginia, 1996
PhD, University of South Carolina, 1990
MSN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
BSN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975


Teen pregnancy prevention; sexual risk reduction among adolescents


Dr. Sharon Lock's CV


Aleshire, M. E. Lock, S. E. Jensen, L. A. College sorority members’ knowledge and behaviors regarding HPV and cervical cancer. (2013), Nursing Clinics of North America 48 (2),

Lock, S. E. Contraception and abortion Maternity and women's health care. (2012), Mosby (10),

Moore, K. M. Lock, S. E. Genitourinary/gynecological problems Advanced practice nursing for adults in acute care. (2012), F. A. Davis (1),

Lock, S. E. Evidence-based practice Community and public health nursing. (2008), Mosby (6),

Boyd, S. Sanders, C. Kleinert, H. L. Huff, M. B. Lock, S. E. Johnson, S. Clevenger, K. Clark, T. Bush, N. VanDyke, E. Virtual patient training to improve reproductive healthcare for women with intellectual disabilities. (2008), Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 53 (5), 453-460.


Howard, P. B., Williams, T., Lock, S. E., Tharp-Barrie, K. 2014, January. Transforming Practice through an Academic Partnership. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Naples, FL .

Lock, S. E., Lennie, T. A. 2014, April. The Dual Perspectives of Research and Practice Scholarship . Student Scholarship Showcase, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY .

Pohl, J., Lock, S. E. 2013, April. DNP Town Hall: DNP Curriculum Tem. 39th Annual Meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Pittsburgh, PA .

Lock, S. E., Howard, P. B. 2010, April. Practice doctorate capstone projects 2005-2009: One program's experience. 36 Annual Meeting National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, DC .

Lock, S. E. 2006, April. Admitting success. 32nd Annual Meeting , National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Orlando, FL .