Cheryl McGinnis

Academic Coordinator
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Cheryl W. McGinnis received her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Florida in May 2010. She serves as Academic Program Coordinator for the DNP program in the College of Nursing at Walden University. She has served in this role since July 2015. Dr. McGinnis began as a part-time faculty member at Walden in the MSN, NP program in the School of Nursing April 2012, teaching advanced pharmacology, pathophysiology and practicum courses. Currently she serves in DNP committee roles including chair, member and URR. Professionally, Dr. McGinnis has 17 years of experience as a nurse practitioner/transplant coordinator in adult and pediatric liver transplantation. Dr. McGinnis has worked in a variety of nursing positions during her nursing career, including Administrator of Patient Care, Project Manager, legal consultant, clinical specialist and educator. Dr. McGinnis is published in the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, American Journal of Nursing, Nursing Management, Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America and the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. She is board certified as an adult nurse practitioner(ARNP-BC), a certified clinical transplant coordinator(CCTC), and a distinguished Practitioner Fellow in the National Academies of Practice(FNAP).

Courses Taught

NURS 8700 - DNP Project Mentoring

NURS 8701 - DNP Project Mentoring


DNP, University of Florida

MSN, University of Florida

MA, University of South Florida

BSN, University of Florida


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