Cheryl Cullen

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
B.S. Healthcare Management

Dr. Cheryl Cullen is senior contributing faculty at Walden University College of Healthcare Management where she facilitates health care leadership, ethics, economics, finance, and human resources management. Dr. Cullen serves as dissertation chair in the PhD and DHA programs. Dr. Cullen has 40+ years’ experience in progressive nursing leadership roles in nursing operations, director of nursing education, nurse manager labor and delivery, CCU, and cardiac Cath lab. For six years Dr. Cullen worked in the Bundled Payment Care Improvement (BPCI) space with acute and post-acute providers to ensure a safe patient transition to home. Readmission reduction, reduced length of stay in skilled rehabilitation facilities and aging in place improves the quality of health for our senior population and ultimately reduces health care spend. Dr. Cullen has authored several learning modules on subjects such as health care reimbursement, ethics, and population health.

Courses Taught

HLTH 4105 - Finance and Economics

HLTH 4120 - Managing the Healthcare Workforce

HLTH 2115 - Aging Across the Lifespan

HLTH 4000 - Intro to Healthcare Management

DDHA 9100 - DHA Research

HLTH 9001 - Dissertation

PUBH 9000 - Public Health Dissertation

PUBH 9001 - Dissertation

HLTH 3100 - Ethics and Legal Issues in Healthcare


BSN, Seton Hall University

MPA, Seton Hall University

DHA, University of Phoenix

Awards / Honors

Citizen of the Year for Volunteer Svcs Boonton, , 2014

Saint Clare's HS Advancing and Leading the Profession, , 2010

Girl Scouts Volunteer of Excellence, , 2014

Nomination: Nurse Manager of the Year Award Saint, , 2007

Team Award Advancing and Leading the Profession, , 2012

Team Award: Cerner Clinicals EMR Implement, , 2007