College of Health Sciences
Cheryl Ann Thaxton, DNP, RN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN has enjoyed over 27 years of experience in nursing. She has provided several course lectures to ABSN and APRN students as well as medical students. She has co-authored several publications related to palliative care and the needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses. Dr. Thaxton’s overall interest in caring for patients with chronic pain and life-limiting illness is driven by her passion to serve patients/families across the lifespan. Her desire to promote the implementation of culturally sensitive initiatives has helped to develop strategic models of care through education and curriculum development.
In 2014, Dr. Thaxton received an award for being one of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. In 2019, she received the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award and she was also designated as a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing at the Annual Assembly meeting for AAHPM/HPNA in Orlando, Florida.