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Cheryl Christ

Academic Coordinator

College of Nursing

Degree ProgramMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Cheryl Christ-Libertin, faculty at Walden University College of Nursing since 2017, serves as contributing faculty for NURS 6052 Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice and Coordinator for Continuing Nursing Education.

Dr. Christ-Libertin earned an undergraduate (BSN) and master’s degree (MS) from Ohio State University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Walsh University. Nursing practice experience includes specialization in pediatric nursing care as (a) a clinician in the acute care (hematology-oncology, neurosurgery case, management), primary care, and home palliative care settings; (b) a case manager, staff development specialist, research coordinator, and evidence-based practice mentor; and (3) an educator including undergraduate clinical instructor, Arts in Hospitals, and Interprofessional Collaboration.

Professional certifications include primary care pediatric nurse practitioner, staff development specialist, and nurse executive. Professional presentations and peer reviewed publications include evidence-based practice program development, the ANCC Magnet journey, and planned changes in practice based on evidence. Professional service includes membership on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, conference abstract review, grant review, and item writing. Professional organization involvement includes the American Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon and Phi Nu chapters.

On a personal note, Dr. Christ-Libertin enjoys book club discussions, butterfly gardening, yoga, hiking, bicycling, travel, and a Morkie puppy.

Courses Taught

NURS 6052 - Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice

Education

DNP, Walsh University - North Canton, OH United States

MS, Ohio State University - Columbus, OH United States

BSN, Ohio State University - Columbus, OH United States

Awards / Honors

Excellence in Nurse Mentoring, Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Omega Chapter , 2014

Excellence in Nurse Education, Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Omega Chapter , 2008

Mary Hannah Memorial Journalism Research Award (2), Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing , 2012

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Honorary Society, Ohio State University, 1985

Publications

Christ, C., Sharon, O., Theresa, L., Tina, B. (2015). Evidence-based prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections guidelines and burn-injured patients: A pilot study. Journal of Burn Care & Research

Christ, C., Christopher, J. (2014). Catheter Associated Urinary Track Infection (CAUTI)-A Never Event: Partnership for Evidence-Based Practice Change. Clinical Nurse Specialist

Thompson, E. M., Andrews, D. D., Christ, C. (2012). Efficacy and safety of procedural sedation and analgesia for burn wound care. Journal of Burn Care & Research

Eliades, A., Mesko, P. J., Christ, C., Shelestak, D. J. (2011). Use of picture communication aids to assess pain location in pediatric postoperative patients. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing

Presentations

Christ, C., Heyne, R., Krichbaum, H. (2015). Building an Evidence-Based Practice Learning Community American Nurses Association

Christ, C., Heyne, R. (2015). Evidence-Based Practice Learning Community Sigma Theta Tau International

Christ, C., Christopher, J. (2014). Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) - A Never Event: Partnership for Evidence-Based Practice Change National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Christ, C., Howell, K. (2013). Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection: Think Globally Act Locally. American Nurses Association

Christ, C. (2013). The Effect of an Evidence-based Protocol on Hospital Acquired Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections Akron Children's Hospital; Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Omega Chapter

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