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Latarsha S Cheatham

Latarsha S Cheatham, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Co-Director (Interim), DNP Program
Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies
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I have been practicing as a nurse for 22 years, and I am an ANCC board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Gerontological Nurse.  As a nurse practitioner, I have worked in various settings including, family practice, inpatient, long-term acute care, and retail.  I have expertise in quality improvement and have spearheaded innovative processes to improve outcomes and decrease mortality in hospitalized patients.

I received a BSN from Dillard University in 1998.  In 2005, I earned my MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Prairie View A & M School of Nursing.  In 2017, I was awarded a Doctor of Nursing Practice from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  I received the JoAnn V. Hickey DNP Scholars Award for my Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project, which focused on reducing falls and fall-related injuries in hospitalized elderly.  Furthermore, I completed the post-graduate program in nursing education from Cizik School of Nursing in 2020.  In my spare time, I enjoy singing and spending time with my family.

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