Latarsha S Cheatham, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
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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