Sharon Christman

Sharon Christman, Ph.D., RN, FAHA

Professor of Nursing


Dr. Sharon Christman serves as Professor Nursing. She previously worked as a medical-surgical nurse for more than 20 years at health systems in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2010, she has been working with the Passion Center for Children in Zomba, Malawi, to provide education and training to local villagers who want to provide physical and spiritual education and care to others in their communities. She is also the Director of Parish Nursing in Cedarville, Ohio, under the auspices of Grace Baptist Church and the Cedarcliff Ministerial Association.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • Adult Nursing Practitioner, The Ohio State University
  • M.S., The Ohio State University
  • B.S.N., Cedarville University

Scholarly Works

  • Intervention to Slow Progression of Peripheral Arterial Disease (Sharon K. Christman) Faculty Dissertations (2003)
  • Understanding Spiritual Care: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness (Sharon K. Christman and Julia R Mueller) Journal of Christian Nursing (2017)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (Sharon K. Christman) Nursing Faculty Publications (2007)
  • Using a Christian Philosophy to Incorporate Spiritual Assessment in Practice and Research (Sharon K. Christman and Elizabeth A. Delaney) 2016 Caring for the Human Spirit Conference (2016)
  • Faith, Hope, Love Model of Spiritual Care (Sharon K. Christman) Podium presentation offered to Registered Nurses, Hospice of Dayton (2015)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Spending time with my kids and husband
  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Enjoying warm, sunny weather during the summer

Why I'm at Cedarville: The Lord called me here to train nurses how to use nursing as a ministry for Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God. I love Cedarville University, and there is no other place I would rather work.

Expert Topics:

  • Spiritual care
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease 
  • Ethics, research, and scholarship