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Patrick Sherlock, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC

Director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program; Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

Patrick J. Sherlock is the director for the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program. He is a doctoral prepared acute care nurse practitioner trained in internal medicine and critical care. He holds licensure in Texas and Pennsylvania. He is currently a provider with Mansfield Medical Associates serving the Mansfield-Arlington-Grand Prairie, Texas population located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. He has privileges at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center where he focuses most of his practice.

Dr. Sherlock’s doctoral studies focused on design, implementation, and evaluation of a nurse practitioner led transitional care program to fundamentally reduce 30-day readmission; improve patient satisfaction scores; and, generate revenue for private practice. He has recently published part of his data.

Prior to joining DeSales University he served as an assistant professor for the University of Texas at Arlington AGACNP program. He will share his time between his current Texas practice and academic responsibilities at DeSales University. His academic responsibilities include Foundations for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I, II & III. His interests include cost containment strategies for healthcare; improving quality care while maintaining cost; and, bridging the gap of advanced nursing practice theory into clinical practice.

Dr. Sherlock is an expert panelist chair for the ANCC board certification and year-round preceptor for AGACNP students. He is a member of the AANP, TNP & NTNP and was inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing & Golden Key Honor Society.

Dr. Sherlock’s residence is Mansfield, Texas where he lives with his wife, Katherine and two children, Alexander and Emmerson. His personal interests are traveling, cruising, baking and playing golf.