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Cheryl Hoying, '97 Alumni Spotlight

Cheryl Hoying graduated from the College of Nursing with her PhD in 1997. For more than a decade, she has served as senior vice president for patient services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she leads a team of health providers in a variety of disciplines, ranging from nursing, pharmacy and audiology to occupational and physical therapy. We recently caught up with Cheryl and asked her a few questions about her time at UC.

What are your favorite academic memories of the college?

Attending guest lectures from renowned nurse leaders who would come in and talk about their theory or book. It was enlightening to hear directly from these leaders. I felt privileged to get to tap into their minds. Another great memory is when I served as the interim dean of UC College of Nursing in 2011.

What are your favorite social memories?

There were seven women in my PhD cohort, and we got to know each other very well from spending a lot of time together studying.

Who at the college had the biggest impact on you?

Dr. Linda Workman, my advisor.

Did the college prepare you for your career?

Yes, I felt like my degree prepared me for my career. A PhD is important for research, as well as in my role as a healthcare administrator.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I'm an outdoors person; I like biking, gardening and horseback riding.

What advice do you have for current nursing students?

Take advantage of all of the opportunities you're given. They often lead to additional learning and opportunities.

This interview was conducted by a nursing student as part of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing's Alumni Discovery Project.

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Created with images by Hush Naidoo - "The doctors room …"Cheryl Hoying, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

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