Faculty Bio

Cheryl Thompson, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC


Associate Professor of Nursing

Clinical Director of Nurse Managed Centers
Coordinator, NUR 400 Community Health Nursing


Education

  • BSN, Bloomsburg State College (1981)
  • MSN, Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales (1989)
  • DNP, Case Western Reserve University (2007)

Credentials

  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Public/Community Health Nursing

Courses

  • Nursing Concepts and Practice: Community Health Nursing
  • Health Promotion and Clinical Prevention for Individuals and Populations (MS in Nursing)

Research Interests

  • Student learning outcomes related to development of cultural competence
  • Nurse managed center patient outcomes

Honors

  • York County Community Foundation Embracing Aging Grant for "Upright and Steady," an interdisciplinary collaborative to provide an evidence based fall prevention program in nurse manged centers
  • Finalist for Central Penn Parent Magazine HealthCare Heroes Award, 2013.
  • WellSpan Collaborative Partnership Grant, for nurse managed center sustainability and research to document patient outcomes.
  • York County Community Foundation Grant, for implementation of diabetes support group in nurse managed centers.
  • Award for Innovations in Professional Nursing Education, 2009, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, for York College of Pennsylvania nurse managed centers.

Recent Publications

  • Meeting baccalaureate public/community health nursing education competencies in nurse-managed wellness centers. Journal of Profession Nursing, 2013.
  • Promoting health in low income communities: The Asthma Safe Kids Program delivered by an academic nurse managed center. Journal of Allergy and Asthma Educators, 2012.
  • Using the Omaha System as a framework to demonstrate the value of nurse managed wellness center services for vulnerable populations. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 2012.
  • Teaching critical thinking to nurses in a Ugandan hospital. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 2010.
  • Poverty and spiritual life: Impact on health and nursing care in Uganda. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 2007.

Recent Presentations

  • No passport required: Study abroad in the local community (poster presentation). Association of Community Health Nurse Educators/American Public Health Nursing Association Joint Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2014.
  • Best of both worlds: Nurse managed wellness centers provide meaningful community health clinical with service that improves outcomes for vulnerable patients. Poster presented at Association of Community Health Nurse Educators/American Public Health Nursing Association Joint Meeting, Raleigh, NC, 2013.
  • Using the Omaha System to measure outcomes of wellness services in nurse managed wellness centers. The Power of Nursing: Using EBP and Research to Keep Patients Safe Annual Conference, York, PA, 2013.
  • Collaborative partnerships to enhance sustainability of nurse managed wellness centers. National Nursing Centers Consortium Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
  • Pediatric neurosurgery in Uganda: Could it be more complicated? Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute Eighteenth Annual Neuroscience Conference, Hershey, PA 2011.

Experience

  • Clinical practice as Clinical Nurse Specialist providing care to individuals and leveraging population level care for economically disadvantaged York city residents since 2002.
  • Facilitated and conducted nursing study abroad trips to Guatemala and Uganda 2008-2011.
  • Nursing clinical practice in acute care, home care, hospice, and nursing administration prior to entering academia.