Virginia “Ginger” Sherrick, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, CHSE

Virginia "Ginger" Sherrick

Lecturer in Nursing and Simulation Director

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20406

phone: 203-737-4974


Ginger Sherrick teaches in the GEPN and FNP programs. She brings over 20 years of nursing experience to her role as a Simulation Director from a myriad of practice settings across the care continuum. In her role as the Director of the Simulation Lab, Ms. Sherrick works collaboratively with the school of nursing faculty, outside practice partners, and the community, to develop and provide an active learning environment for students via simulation-based learning curriculum.

Ms. Sherrick earned her AS from Salve Regina University, her BSN from Central Connecticut State University, her MSN from the University of Hartford, and her post-Master’s certificate from Southern Connecticut State University. She holds certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, and in Professional Development Nursing. Ms. Sherrick is a member of the Outreach Committee for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and Sigma Theta Tau International. Locally, she is a member of the Connecticut Nurse’s Association and is co-vice president of the Healthcare Simulation Network of Connecticut. She is also the past president of the Educational Consortium of CT. 

Research Interests

Ms. Sherrick’s major research interest is simulation-based learning modalities and their effectiveness in graduate nursing programs. She is also interested in the use of simulation in decreasing the education to practice gap and the use of simulation in primary care settings to improve patient outcomes.

Selected Publications/Presentations

Marshall, A., Sherrick, V., & Fahs, D. (2016, October 28). Computer based simulation for advanced health assessment: What works well, lessons learned.  2016 Yale Tech Summit. Yale University. New Haven, CT

Byrd, L., Sherrick, V., Davis, P., Roberto, A., Stamps, V., Miller, C. (2016, July 13). Pre-briefing in simulation: What to consider. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Fellowship. Webinar

Stewart, K., Sykes, C., Miller, D., Sherrick, V., Dawson, T., & Roberto, A. (2016, April, 15). Faculty development in debriefing. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Fellowship. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Sherrick, V. (2014, November 30). Medication administration for group day care centers and child day care centers. Orange, CT