Cheryl K Aisporna

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Clinical Nursing Faculty
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 Phone: 623.935.8379
 Location: OCT 159
8:00 am-3:00 pm
9:00 am-3:00 am
11:00 am-5:00 pm
9:00 am-4:00 pm
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Grand Canyon University; Phoenix, Arizona

Cheryl’s background in nursing began in 2008. She graduated from the LPN program from the SouthWest Skill Center and in 2009 graduated with her ADN in Nursing Science from EMCC. She worked in local area hospitals in the following departments: Telemetry, Neuro, Psych and Emergency Medicine.

Cheryl received her Bachelor’s of Nursing Science from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Her Master's degree is in Nursing Leadership from Grand Canyon University as well. In recent years, Cheryl became certified with Teepa Snow’s organization; Positive Approach to Care. As a PAC Certified Independent Trainer, Cheryl provides education to long-term care communities and family members of persons living with Alzheimer's disease.

Cheryl considers her leadership style as transformational leadership; committed to the personal and professional growth of self and others with inspiration and motivation. She believes in creating a stimulating practice environment and challenges both herself and her students to seek continuous personal and professional growth. Cheryl believes that in order to inspire students, educators must exhibit vulnerability, communicate honestly and openly and express emotion. It is as important to pay attention to processes as well as outcomes and learning to find balance between the two.

Cheryl has a tremendous passion for her students and believes in the "no-fear learning"; a style of learning that unfortunately has been used in nursing academia in the past. 

Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

End-of-Life Travel

A Bucket List Desire for Patients With Life-Limiting Illnesses

Aisporna, Cheryl MSN, RN; Erickson-Hurt, Carma DNP, ACHPN

Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing: October 2019 - Volume 21 - Issue 5 - p 397–403

doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000542