Lorie Sigmon: DNP, RN, FNP, Assistant Professor

Lorie SigmonDr. Lorie Sigmon began her nursing career in a diploma program, and then had the opportunity to return for her BSN at West Virginia University, where she was employed. She completed her education as a family nurse practitioner at the University of Tampa. Sigmon worked as an FNP in a rural health clinic. She completed her DNP at Waynesburg University in 2010 and is currently enrolled in the DNP to PhD program at ECU. Sigmon’s clinical experiences have all been based in critical care. She began in the SICU, CTICU and PACU and worked over the years as a home health nurse.

Sigmon began her nursing education career as an adjunct clinical instructor while attending graduate school in Florida. Later, she moved to Nash Community College, starting as an adjunct clinical instructor, progressing to full-time faculty and eventually becoming the director of the ADN and PNE programs. She has taught leadership, clinical in the adult acute care settings and capstone at ECU. Sigmon is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and currently serves on the board of the North Carolina League for Nursing, North Carolina Center for Nursing Leadership, and on the school board of her son’s school.


  • In Progress, PhD, Nursing , East Carolina University
  • 2010, DNP, Leadership Nursing Practice, Waynesburg University
  • 1997, MSN/FNP, University of Tampa
  • 1990, BSN, Nursing, West Virginia University
  • 1986, Nursing Diploma, Washington Hospital

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Interprofessional education and collaborative practice
  • Student leadership attributes