Molly Sperry, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CPN, IBCLC

Associate Professor


  • DNP, Educational Leadership, American Sentinel University
  • MSN, Emphasis in Nursing Education, Grand Canyon University
  • BSN, National University
  • ADN, National University

Courses Taught

  • NSG 1050-2 Caring Faithfully: An Introduction to Nursing
  • NSG 2050-1 Nursing of Individual: Adaptation of Adult 1

  • NSG 2051-1 Nursing of Individual: Clinical Practicum

  • NSG 2060-1 Nursing of Individuals: Adult Health II

  • NSG 2061-1 Nursing of Individuals: Clinical Practicum II

  • NSG 2070-1 Pharmacology in Nursing

  • NSG 3055-2 Mindful Self-Compassion

Experience in Field


  • Associate Professor:  Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, 2021-present 
    Subject specialties: Nursing Fundamentals, Adult Health
  • Instructor, University of Portland, Portland, OR, 2019-2021
    Level Coordinator for the Junior Level 2020-2021 
    Subject specialties: Nursing Fundamentals, Acute Illness Management Across the Lifespan, Nursing Care of the Family, Psychiatric Nursing, Gerontologic Nursing

  • Instructor, Sumner College, Portland, OR, 2016-2020
    Assistant Department Chair 2018-2019
    Subject specialties: Nursing Fundamentals, Pediatrics, Psychiatric Nursing, Legal and Ethical Issues

Clinical Teaching

  • Senior Capstone Supervision: Legacy Health, Portland, OR, 2019-2020
  • Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center: Avamere Rehabilitation of Beaverton, OR, 2091-2020
  • Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center: Marquis Piedmont, Portland, OR, 2019-2020
  • State Psychiatric Facility: Oregon State Hospital, Salem, OR, 2018-2020
  • Nursing Fundamentals, Pediatric, and Adult Acute Care: Clinical Skills Lab, Portland, OR, 2016-2020

Professional Clinic

  • Lactation Consultant: Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, 2022-Present
  • Registered Nurse: Adult Acute Care, Arbor Health Hospital, Critical Access, Morton, WA, 2020-2021
  • Registered Nurse: Pediatrics, Randall Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR, 2011-2019
  • Registered Nurse: PICU, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2011
  • Registered Nurse: PICU, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Tarzana, CA, 2008-2011
  • Registered Nurse: PICU, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, 2006-2008

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing Competency-Based Education Workgroup: West Region, 2022-Present
  • Deacon, Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, Pacific Beach, 2022-Present
  • Parent Volunteer, Silver Strand Elementary School, Coronado, CA, 2021-Present
  • Parent Volunteer, Dorothy Fox Elementary School, Camas, WA, 2017-2020
  • Member, National League for Nursing, 2019-Present
  • Nursery Volunteer, East Woods Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA, 2011-2018
  • Member, International Lactation Consultant Association, 2013-present

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Teaching ESL Nursing Students: The Impact on Educators’ Self-Efficacy after an Online Training Module (2017-2021). DNP Scholarly Project: American Sentinel University.