College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Dr. Chinyere (CeCe) Iwuagwu has been in various healthcare settings for over 17 years mostly in government institutions/hospitals (county, state, federal), long term care and private magnet hospitals providing quality nursing care. She began her nursing career in 2004 by first completing a certified nursing assistant program and then proceeded to finish a licensed vocational nursing program before proceeding to complete a registered nursing program. Her nursing career path stemmed through a combination of practical, working experience and degree programs that helped develop a deeper understanding of the practice of nursing.
After obtaining a Master of Science degree in Nursing from California State University Dominquez Hills in 2009, she earned a doctorate in Public Health with emphasis in Health Advocacy and Leadership from Capella University in 2017. Dr. Iwuagwu’s nursing career spans several years in various settings including acute care, mental health, home health, long term care, infection control, public health, research, mentorship, education, quality management, leadership, and consultancy. She holds specialty certifications as a Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) and as a Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN).
She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Honor Society of Nursing. She currently serves as a Contributing Faculty member/Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Master of Science in nursing program at Walden University. Prior to joining Walden University in 2021, Dr. Iwuagwu has served as a mentor to several nurses and guided their career paths. She also precepted several graduate students in BSN, MSN and MPH programs in nursing leadership and public health. As a way of giving back to her alma mater, Dr. Iwuagwu voluntarily mentors Capella University graduate students enrolled in doctoral programs.
Dr. Iwuagwu's primary areas of research interest revolves around human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Professionally, Dr. Iwuagwu has assumed several roles within the field of nursing including clinical nurse, public health nurse, HIV/HBV/HCV coordinator, assistant nurse administrator, quality management consultant and nurse consultant.
She is a lifelong learner and strongly empowers others to succeed. Her favorite tagline is “perseverance conquers all” she believes that perseverance can only lead to success if you continuously get up and try again and never give up! After all, according to Eleanor Roosevelt, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams".
Dr. Chinyere (CeCe) Iwuagwu is a woman of eclectic range of interests; a multipotentialite you may call her and she is actively pursuing them all. Please feel free to reach out, feel free to connect, and feel free to call her "Dr. I" or "Dr. Iwuagwu".