- DNP, Nursing Leadership, Chatham University. Project: Reducing Medication Errors by Increasing Knowledge and Confidence of Novice Nurses
- MS, Nursing Education, University of Utah
- BSN, Nursing, Weber State Universtiy
- ADN, Nursing, Utah Valley Community College
Since becoming a registered nurse in 1991, Cheryl has spent most of her career at the bedside in a variety of settings, including Labor and Delivery, NICU, ICU, and Telemetry. She always enjoyed working with student nurses and in 2010 went back to school to earn her Master's in Nursing Education from the University of Utah. In January 2016 she joined the faculty at the University of Utah College Of Nursing and is currently an instructor in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. In August 2017 she earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and plans to continue her career in academia. When she is not teaching she enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing games with her husband and three children.