Sharon Gavin Fought, RN, Ph.D.

Director; Associate Professor ; Graduate Faculty
Fought, Sharon Gavin

Contact information

Dept: Nursing
Room: CP 318
Phone: 253-692-5647


  • Ph.D., Higher Education, The University of Texas, 1983.


Sharon Gavin Fought's clinical experience and expertise is in emergency and critical care, and she has held positions as a clinical nurse specialist, head nurse and staff nurse in critical care and trauma facilities in medical centers in Washington, D.C., Texas, Washington state and abroad.

Dr. Fought's education includes a B.S.N. from the University of Maryland and WRAIN program, a M.S.N. from the University of Texas System School of Nursing and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas. She has held faculty positions, teaching undergraduate and graduate students in critical care settings as well as RN-BSN students. Her faculty experience includes teaching bioethics for all majors and offering interactive distance learning courses. She has collaborated to develop critical care graduate courses and programs, revise RN-BSN curricula and initiate new degree programs. Offering CE regionally and nationally, she was a member of the team that developed and implemented the Trauma Nursing Core Course.

Dr. Fought's scholarship interests include: transport of unstable patients within facilities, decision making, sleep rituals and therapies, and higher education and nursing education topics.

Research Interest Areas:

Decision making
Emergency care, critical care
Physiologically unstable patient populations
Sleep - assessing and interventions to promote
Educational approaches, methods
Transport of patients/clients


Descriptive surveys: comparative and correlational
Qualitative approaches
Case study