Cheryl A. Riley, DNP, RN, NNP-BC
Clinical Professor and DNP-NNP Specialty Track Coordinator
DNP Creighton University, Nebraska
MSN Baylor University, Texas
BSN Baylor University, Texas
Office: 333 North Washington Avenue, Ste. 301.32, Dallas, Texas 75246
Cheryl Riley has been a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner for 10 years and involved in the care of neonates since 1995. She is the Coordinator of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program at Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing. She received both her BSN and MSN from Baylor University and her DNP at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Her interests include the late preterm infant and delayed umbilical cord clamping. Dr. Riley has presented locally, nationally and internationally in Vietnam and in India.
Chapter 5 Normal Term Newborn Cheryl Riley, Becky Spencer, Lynn Prater, Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care 5e, Author: Carol Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, NNP, FAAN, Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
Hennigan, K., Riley, C. (2015). Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome - A case review. Neonatal Network. Accepted for publication on 7/7/2015.
Riley, C. (2015). Building nurse capacity related to neonatal resuscitation training in Hyderabad, India using the Knowledge to Action Framework Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. Accepted for publication on 7/8/2015.
Riley, C. Rubarth, L. (2015). Supporting families of children with disabilities. JOGNN. Accepted/in press.
Spies, L., Garner, S., Prater, L., (2015) Building global nurse capacity through relationships, education, and collaboration. Nurse Education Today. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.01.014
Riley, C. (2013). Effects of Delayed Cord Clamping. NANN Central. Spring issue.
Riley, C., Boozer, K., King, T. (2011). Antental Corticosteroids at the Beginning of the 21st Century. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 56(6): 591-597.
Riley, C., Pilcher, J. (2013). Volume- Guaranteed Ventilation. Neonatal Network. 22(2): 17:22.
University Research Grant
4/17/2013: PI - Implementation and Evaluation of Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping, Hyderabad, India. $7,500.
5/2014: Co-PI- Focus Groups for Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping in Hyderabad, India. $5,000.
6/01/2015: Co-PI- The International DNP Capstone: A Feasibility Study, $4,815.
5/2010: March of Dimes- Nursing Grand Rounds, The Premature Infant: Nursing Assessment and Management Regional Meeting- Trinity Mother Frances, Tyler, Texas.
10/2010: Panel Discussion: The Essence of Nursing: Guarding Human Dignity in the NICU, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
11/2013: Building Nursing Capacity Across Borders, 42nd Biennial Convention Sigma Theta Tau International Indianapolis, Session Presentation
7/2015: Prater, L., Faucher, M., Riley, C., Sigma Theta Tau International's 26th International Nursing Research Congress. Promoting Delayed Cord Clamping to Address Iron Deficiency in Newborns; A Participatory Action Framework for Global Collaboration Oral Presentation. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
7/2012: "Implementation and Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Protocol in the Care of Late Preterm Infants", Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice, San Antonio, Texas.
11/2015: Osteen, K., Devitt, B., Mullenbruck, J., Riley, C., Otto, L. (2015) Sigma Theta Tau International's 43rd Biennial Conference., Poster Presentation, The Development of a formal Mentoring Model and Program in a Faith-Based School of Nursing, November 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada.
8/2010: Nam Dinh University SON Faculty Development, Vietnam, Neonatal Resuscitation
8/2010: Chuong My Hospital, Vietnam, RN Continuing Education-Cardiac Monitoring
1/2013: Bangalore Baptist College of Nursing, Overview of Evidence Based Practice, EBP teaching and learning strategies, Development of problem based learning module, Translating Evidence into Practice/Change Theory, Bangalore, India.
1/2013: N.I.C.E. Foundation, Infant and Children's Hospital, Staff Development: Thermoregulation, Late Preterm Infant, Sepsis, Newborn Transition Care, Hyderabad, India.
1/2014: N.I.C.E. Foundation 4th International Conference Co-Chair, International Presentations: DCC Workshop, Infection Control in the NICU, Neurodevelopmental Care, Ethical Consideration in the NICU, A Panel Discussion.
9/2014: NANN National Conference: Facilitator of SIG- NNP Faculty Breakfast, Phoenix, Arizona.
10/2014: Advanced Practice Panel Discussions, Waco, Texas
11/2014: N.I.C.E. Foundations: Infant and Children's Hospital, Rural area outside Hyderabad: Helping Babies Breathe; NICE Hospital: Helping Babies Breathe, Neurodevelopmental Care of the Preterm Infant.
11/2014: Conducted 3 focus groups on Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping (both in the rural area and NICE Hospital).
Presentations at Professional Meetings
10/2010: Panel Discussion: The Essence of Nursing: Guarding Human Dignity in the NICU, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
9/2011: NANN National Conference: Evidence based practice: Defining the Problem and Implementing at Literature Search on the Web, Orlando, Florida
9/2011: NANN National Conference: Facilitator of SIG- NNP Faculty Breakfast, Orlando, Florida
10/2012: NANN National Conference: Facilitator of SIG- NNP Faculty Breakfast, Las Vegas, Nevada.
10/2013: NANN National Conference: Facilitator of SIG- NNP Faculty Breakfast, Palm Springs, California.
11/2013: Building Nursing Capacity Across Borders, 42nd Biennial Convention Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, Indiana
9/2014: NANN National Conference: Facilitator of SIG- NNP Faculty Breakfast, Phoenix, Arizona
1/2014: NICE Foundation 4th International Conference Co-Chair, DCC Workshop, Infection Control in the NICU, Neurodevelopmental Care, Ethical Considerations in the NICU, a panel discussion
Honors and Awards
1994: Baylor University Magna Cum Laude
2012: DNP Excellence Award
2014: D Magazine Nursing Excellent Award
2017: Academy of Neonatal Nursing, Excellence in Neonatal Nursing Practice Award
(To watch ANN's tribute video to Dr. Cheryl Riley, click here)
Professional and Community Activities
2000-2013: NANN Research Committee
2000-current: NANN NNP Faculty SIG Facilitator
1994-current: Sigma Theta Tau
Member - Hope Fellowship Church
Teach Vacation Bible School
Baylor University School of Nursing Committees
Graduate Studies, Member
Graduate Studies, Member; Faculty Affairs, Chair Elect; Committee on Committee, Vice-Chair
Graduate Studies, Member; Faculty Affairs, Chair; Committee on Committee-Member; LHSON Strategic Plan; Clinical Faculty Track for Non-Tenured Faculty; Technology
Graduate Studies- Member; Committee on Committee- Chair; Faculty Chair Elect; Educational Technology Committee-member; Missions Committee, member; Clinical Track Search Committee-member; Faculty Mentoring Task Force-member
Major Teaching Areas
Neonatal Discipline Specific Courses
Healthcare Systems and Policy