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Cheryl McGinnis

Academic Coordinator
Cheryl McGinnis

College of Nursing

Degree ProgramDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Dr. Cheryl McGinnis graduated with her DNP from the University of Florida in 2010. Dr. McGinnis is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, board certified through ANCC. She has over 40 years of nursing experience. Dr. McGinnis has a master of science in nursing(MSN)from the University of Florida and a master of arts in social and behavioral sciences (MA) from the University of South Florida. She has 18 years of experience in transplant medicine, specifically both pediatric and adult liver transplantation. Dr. McGinnis is a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator(CCTC). Professional experience includes nursing administration and project management, teaching at the graduate and doctoral level, working as a clinical nurse specialist and a nurse practitioner. Dr. McGinnis has published in the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, AJN, Nursing Management and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. She has presented at the local and national level in her area of expertise, liver transplantation. Dr. McGinnis started with Walden University in 2012 as a contributing faculty member in the MSN program and became the Academic Program Coordinator for the DNP program in 2015.

Courses Taught

NURS 8700 - DNP Project Mentoring

NURS 8701 - DNP Project Mentoring


DNP, University of Florida - Gainesvill, FL United States

MSN, University of Florida - Gainesville, FL United States

MA, University of South Florida - Tampa, FL United States

BSN, University of Florida - Gainesvill, FL United States


Hays, S. M., McGinnis, C. W. (2018). Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

McGinnis, C. W., Hays, S. (2018). Adults with Liver Failure in the Intensive Care Unit: A Transplant Primer for Nurses Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

McGinnis, C. W. (2009). Chapter 19

McGinnis, C. W. (2005). Chapter 18

McGinnis, C. W. (2001). Chapter 18

McGinnis, C. W. (1996). Chapter 16

McGinnis, C. W. (1994). Creation of a Roux-en-Y Jejunostomy Protocol American Journal of Nursing

McGinnis, C. W. (1994). Shift Report: An Innovative Approach Nursing Management

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