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FAU Nursing Advisory Board Welcomes Cheryl Wild-Norvell

April 28, 2022

Cheryl Wild-Norvell

Cheryl Wild-Norvell, Chief Nursing Officer of HCA Florida Palms West Hospital, has joined Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s Advisory Board. “Cheryl brings to the advisory board a wealth of knowledge and more than 30 years of experience as a health care leader,” said Safiya George, Ph.D., dean, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. “We welcome her contributions and expertise to support our nursing students as they prepare for careers in healthcare facilities in the state and across the country.”

Cheryl Wild is a hands-on, Certified Nursing Executive (CENP), with over 20 years of nursing leadership experience. She describes herself as being a fiercely loyal nurse advocate and a champion for quality patient care. Cheryl started her nursing career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), where she “fell in love” with patient care. She believes this beginning helps keep her “grounded” in purpose and mission. Cheryl has held various roles in clinical care during her career: med surg, open heart ICU as well as clinical trials to name a few. As a nurse manager, she has led teams in clinical research, oncology, cardiology, critical care, cardiac cath labs and case management.

Cheryl has several research publications. She also authored a book on congenital heart defects in children. Cheryl most recently served as the CNO of Broward Health North and Broward Health Coral Springs and was previously with Good Samaritan Medical Center as CNO. She also served two years as the Tenet Palm Beach Group CNO, overseeing quality and service for the five Palm Beach Tenet hospital facilities. Prior to that, Wild-Norvell was Delray Medical Center’s assistant chief nursing officer and director of nursing.

“I am honored to be invited to participate in the progressive and important work done at FAU’s Nursing Advisory Board,” said Wild-Norvell. “Through connection with the local community, education of our teams and the empowerment of prospective nurse leaders, we can continue to shape the future of caregiving. I am committed to partnering with FAU in its mission to guide and lead our next generation of nurses into mission-driven service.”

Cheryl earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Trenton State College in NJ and a Masters of Nursing (MSN) in Health Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, a voting member of the Nurse Advisory Board at FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, and she also holds an Adjunct Professor distinction at FAU’s College of Nursing. Currently, Cheryl is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Drexel University.

Formed in 2012, the advisory board supports the College by leading advocacy and fundraising efforts. This past year, the board expanded its fundraising efforts for the College’s White Coat Ceremony so each student could receive a white coat scholarship and provide additional support to nursing students.