Sokonie Reed

Sokonie Reed

Assistant Professor in Residence

    Westlake Hall 015


D.N.P., Leadership from Bradley University
M.S.N., Administration from Bradley University
B.S.N. from Bradley University


Dr. Reed joined the Bradley University Department of Nursing faculty in August 2011. She is the first full-time faculty member in Bradley’s history to have earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree from the institution. Professional background includes over 15 years of clinical practice in various areas including adult medical-surgical, oncology/hematology, hospice, orthopedics, and long-term acute care. Dr. Reed has held nursing positions at numerous medical centers throughout the nation in her experience as a travel nurse. She also has experience in staff development as an Education Coordinator.


Dr. Reed serves the Department of Nursing by assuming classroom, practicum, and online teaching responsibilities. Over the years she has developed, supervised, facilitated, and evaluated learning experiences for students on the sophomore, junior, and senior level of the BSN nursing program. She has also instructed students online in the RN-MSN program, and mentored graduate students in the development and implementation of their doctoral projects in the DNP program.
Teaching philosophy: Those who do the work, do the learning. The role of an educator is not to merely teach, but to facilitate learning. The classroom should be a place where students actively participate rather than where they spectate.


Dr. Reed’s doctor of nursing practice scholarly project involved promoting PREP in primary care practice for the prevention of HIV transmissions. Her Master's research involved interviewing nurse managers to investigate their perceptions and experiences with human dignity.

Areas of interests include human experiences, community/public health (HIV prevention, Equity, Access to care/services, Food insecurity), and interprofessional collaboration.


Outside of the classroom, Dr. Reed has served Bradley University in various capacities. She has sat as a faculty member on the nursing department’s curriculum committee, served on multiple search committees, worked as faculty advisor for multiple student organizations, and has frequently answered the call to mentor and supervise students at different activities.

In the community, Dr. Reed is active in volunteering at church, local homeless shelters, and food pantries. In more formal roles, she serves as a board member for the Peoria City/County Health Department and the League of Women Voters of the Greater Peoria Area. She’s also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Black Nurses Association.

Search Committee, BU Student Affairs
Summer 2022

Search Committee, BU Department of Nursing
Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Faculty Advisor for Student organizations, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Global Medical Training, Nurses Christian Fellowship

Curriculum Committee, BU Department of Nursing
August 2020-Present

League of Women Voters Greater Peoria, Board Member
April 2022-Present

National Black Nurses Association

Peoria City/County Board of Health Member
August 2020- Present

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Peoria Alumnae Chapter) Member
December 2002 - Present

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Professional Nurse, (Illinois, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota)

BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR/AED), American Heart Association
ACLS Provider, American Heart Association
Seizure Recognition and First Aid, Epilepsy Foundation