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Nurse Practitioner family practice and women's health.

Tucson, Arizona, United States
August 31, 2017

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Cheryl Whitney Ross, MSN,WHNP,FNP-C

Family Practice Nurse Practitioner/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

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Tucson, AZ. 85742



Ball State University, Muncie, IN, Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner program, 5-06.

Family Practice Internships: Southern Arizona VA hospital, Orange Grove Pediatrics and Marana Community Health Center.

University of Phoenix, Tucson, AZ. Master of Science in Nursing. 2001. Masters emphasis was in adolescent health education. Thesis Proposal: Will A Supportive Educational Telephone Intervention Decrease Anxiety in Teens Recommended for Colposcopy?

Harbor-UCLA Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Program, Torrance, CA. 1992.

Earned a Certificate as a Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner.

Women’s Healthcare Internships. GHMA Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, and Planned Parenthood, Tucson, AZ. 1992.

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. BA. 1990.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. AD Nursing, 1983.

Continuing Medical Education

Gapna National Conference Phoenix, 2016

Southern Arizona Annual Neurological Conference Tucson 2016

Pacific Northwest 38th Annual Conference on Advanced Practice in Primary & Acute Care, Seattle, WA 11-2015

Practicing Clinicians Exchange, Phoenix, AZ 6-2015

10th Annual Mayo Clinic Women's Health Update, Phoenix, AZ 6-2014

Women’s Health Update for Primary Care, Tucson AZ 5/2014

Primary Care update for Nurse Practitioners, Tucson, AZ 11/2013

Women’s Health Update for Primary Care, Tucson, AZ 5/2013

Primary Care Update for Nurse Practitioners, Tucson AZ 11/2012

Pharmacology Review for Advanced Practice Nurses, Tucson, AZ


Nexplanon Insertion training, Tucson AZ 10-2011

Contemporary Forums Healthcare for Women over 40, Las Vegas NV 5-2012

ASCCP advanced colposcopy, Tucson AZ 2011

Pharmacology Update in Primary Care, Fitzgerald Health, Maui, HA. 3/2010.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference,

Phoenix, AZ. 6/2010.

Primed Primary Care Update, Phoenix, AZ 9/2009.

Retail Clinician Annual Conference, Orlando, Fla. 7/2009

Society of Travel medicine Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. 3/2008.

Primed Primary Care West Conference, Anaheim, Ca. 5/2007.

American Association of Physician Assistants Primary Care Update

Phoenix, Arizona, November 2006.

Family Practice Update, University of San Diego, Fitzgerald health, April 2006.

Spanish for Healthcare Providers, University of Arizona, 2005.

Ambulatory OB/GYN, New Orleans, LA, October, 2003.

Nurse Practitioner’s in Women’s Health Annual Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona. October 2002.

12th Annual HPV & Cervical Cancer Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona. April 2002

Obstetrical Challenges of the 3rd Millennium, Scottsdale, Arizona. April 2002.

Basic Obstetrical Ultrasound Training, San Francisco, CA. 2000. and a 6 month ultrasound internship at Planned Parenthood of Tucson. 2001.

Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM. 2000

Advanced Colposcopy, San Francisco, Ca. 1999

9th Annual Arizona HPV & Cervical Cancer Conference. Scottsdale, AZ. 1999.

Advances in Healthcare for Women over 40, Washington, D.C. 1998.

Advanced Colposcopy, San Francisco, Ca. 1996.

Basic Colposcopy Course, Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, Ca. 1995.

Contraceptive Technology Update, San Francisco, Ca. 1994.

UCSF Women’s Health Update, San Francisco, CA. 1993

Colposcopy Preceptorship, 100 colposcopies under direct physician supervision. University of Arizona Student Health Center. 1995, 1996, & 1997.


RN license, Arizona, since 1986. # RN059578. First licensed state of Indiana 1983.

Advance Practice Nurse Certificate, Arizona, since 1992.

Prescriptive Authority, Arizona, since 1993.

DEA number since 2000.

Fingerprint clearance from the state of Arizona.


Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2006


Professional Organizations

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, since 2005.

NPWH (National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health) since 1993.

United States Public Health Service since 1983 (inactive status.)

Girl Scouts of America lifetime member and leader.

Nurse Practitioner Experience

Optum Complex Populations, Home assessments Nurse Practitioner 4-2015 until 6-2017

Site Supervisor Grand Canyon University Family Nurse Practitioner Program 9-2016 until present

Clinical Preceptor Grand Canyon University since 2011

Marana health Center Women’s Health Clinic, Nurse Practitioner, Marana AZ 6-2011 until 2-25-2015.

Take Care Health Services. Tucson, AZ. Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Coordinator. 2007 until present. El Rio Community Health Center, Tucson AZ. Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. 6-2006 until 2007.

Beal & Constantino, P.C., Tucson, AZ. Women’s health nurse practitioner,

9-2001 until 5/2004.

Planned Parenthood of Tucson, AZ. 1992 until 2003. Women’s health nurse practitioner.

University of Arizona Campus Health Center, Tucson, AZ. 3-1993 until 5-1997. Clinical Coordinator of Women’s Health 2 yrs. Assistant Coordinator 1 yr.

RN Positions

University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ. Pediatric RN, 10-90 to 12-91.

Tucson General Hospital Tucson, AZ. RN Maternal Child Health a 4/86 to 3/93.

U.S. Public Health Service/Indian Health Service, stationed at Ft. Defiance, AZ. Maternal child health RN. 7-85 to 4-86.

U.S. Public Health Service/Indian Health Service, stationed at Gallup, NM. Maternal child health RN. 9-84 to 7-85.

U.S.Public Health Service. Commisioned Officer RN Intern, Ft. Defiance, AZ. Maternal child health and pediatrics and community health internship. 5-84 to 8-85.

U.S. Public Health Service. Commissioned Officer RN Intern. Psychiatric ER National Institute of Mental Health psychiatric emergency room. Washington, D.C. 5-83 to 8-83.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

National Health Service Nurse Corp member and Loan Repayment recipient 2012-2014

Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, since 2002

Scholarship to Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner School, Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona, 1991, 1992.

Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Arizona, 1988-1990.

Outstanding College Students of America 1989, 1990.

U.S. Public Health Service Commission Corp internships, summers 1983 and 1984.

Recipient Purdue Alumni Scholarship, 1982, 1983.

Special Skills

Skilled in colposcopy, cryosurgery, endometrial biopsy, IUD placement, skin biopsy, Nexplanon and early obstetrical ultrasound.

Participated in many research studies in association with The University of Arizona.

Precepted and trained many Residents, Medical students, and Nurse Practitioner students in women’s health.

Fair Spanish speaker

Extensive Management Training and experience.

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