About Cynthia M. Shepherd
Cynthia has worked in health care for a total of 12 years. She has worked as a certified nursing assistant, a bedside nurse, and now as a nurse practitioner. Cynthia has worked in a variety of settings during her career in the medical field. She has worked in the coronary intensive care unit and hospice as a nursing assistant.
During her time as a registered nurse while studying for her master’s degree, Cynthia worked in the emergency department, cardiac catheterization lab, intensive care unit, medical surgical unit, and as a house supervisor. Cynthia also has experience writing hospital policies and procedures and developing education. Currently, Cynthia is working as a family practice nurse practitioner under a collaborative agreement with a psychiatrist.
Cynthia completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Saint Francis in Indiana. Cynthia graduated Sigma Theta Tau due to achieving academic honors. She also worked as a graduate assistant during some of her time at the university. Cynthia is an active volunteer at Rescue Ministries which consists of a homeless shelter and a rehabilitation program for men and women. Inside the women’s division of Rescue Ministries, Charis House, there is a health clinic and Cynthia sat on the advisory committee of the health clinic for a term of two years. Cynthia is also a leader of a small ministry at her church on Thursday nights.
Honors and Community Outreach
License and Certifications
University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
Ivy Tech Community College, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805