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Cynthia Fletcher

Core Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Ph.D. Nursing

I have a PhD in Nursing from the University of Miami, a Post Doc with a focus on Chronic Illness and Quality of Life from Indiana University, and a National Institute of Nursing Research fellowship in Genetics. My clinical background is in critical care nursing. I have held many management and educational positions in medical centers in New Your City, Birmingham Alabama, and Florida. My academic experiences span over 20 years; it includes teaching in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs and serving as an Associate Dean.

Courses Taught

NURS 8700 - DNP Project Mentoring

NURS 8701 - DNP Project Completion

NURS 9000 - Dissertation


Post Doctoral: Quality of Life & Chronic Illness, Indiana University - Indianapolis, IN United States

Genetic Fellowship, National Institute of Nursing Research - Maryland, DC United States

Public Service

School Board of Broward County, Advisory Board Member:Early Childhood Education Task Force - Broward, FL United States

School Board of Broward County, Advisory Board Member: Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders - Broward, FL United States

Awards / Honors

McKnight Fellowship, University of Miami, 1993

Awarded the Broward County Nurse of the Year, 2008


Fletcher, C., Berger, C., Valenzuela, J., Tsikis, J. (2018). School Professionals' Knowledge and Beliefs about Youth with Chronic Illness. Journal of School Health.


Tsikis, J., Nicholl, N., Fletcher, C., Stone-Gale, V., Berger, C. (2015). Partnering with Schools to Improve Outcomes for Youth with Special Health Care Needs.