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Dr. Cheryl B. Crotser, PhD, R.N., NE-BC

Dean and Graduate Program Director, Charles S. Gallaher Chair


Areas of Specialty

  • Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
  • Women’s Health
  • leadership
  • Education

Recent Scholarship / Research Interest

I have the privilege of working with honors students, faculty and professional colleagues over the past several years.

  • McNeill, R. & Crotser, C. (2018). Cross-cultural patient education: A qualitative study of health professional's experiences. Poster Presentation at Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, June 2018, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.
  • Cluck, A., Culhane, S. & Crotser, C. (2017). Transitions in Care of the Older Adult: Using standardized patients to develop knowledge, skill, and values in senior baccalaureate nursing students. Poster Presentation at the St. Anselm’s Nurse Educator Conference - June 2017, North Falmouth, MA
  • Mohnkern, S & Crotser, C (2017). Piety, virtue, industry, and economy: The habits of BT Roberts and Christian nursing education. In Koehl, A & Basinger D. (Eds.). Earnest: Interdisciplinary work inspired by the life and teachings of B.T. Roberts (208-225). Eugene Oregon: Pickwick Publications.
  • Dimitroff, L., Crotser, C., Tydings, D., Santelli, J., Ernest, L., & Nichols, L. (2016). Partners in academia and practice: Expediting and transforming scholarly nursing projects. Journal of Professional Nursing.
  • Myers, P. & Crotser, C. (2015). Cultural Sensitivity and Humility: Perspectives of Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Poster presentation at St. Anselm’s Nurse Educator’s Conference, St. Anselm College, May 2015
  • Crotser, C. & Mohnkern, S. (2014). Preparation to Provide Spiritual Care: A Qualitative Study of Recent Baccalaureate Graduate. Podium presentation at Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, Marion Indiana, June 20, 2014.
  • Crotser, C. & Mohnkern, S. (2014). Preparation to Provide Spiritual Care: A Qualitative Study. Podium presentation at the NLN STTI Education Research Conference, April 5, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Underhill, M. & Crotser, C. (2014). Seeking balance: Decision support needs of women without cancer and a deleterious BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Journal of Genetic Counseling 23(3), 350-362.
  • Crotser, C. & Dickerson, S. (2010). Women receiving news of a family BRCA mutation: Messages of fear and empowerment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42(4), 367-378.
  • Crotser, C. & Dickerson, S. (2010). Learning about a twist in the road: Perspectives of relatives learning of their potential risk for cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(6), 723-733.
  • Crotser, C. & Boehmke, M. (2009). Survivorship Considerations in Adults with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 3, 21-42.

Professional Activity

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Tau Xi Chapter
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders
  • Finger Lakes Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders
  • American Nurses Association


As nurses, the work we do is so important whether we are caring for the healthy or the most critically ill, in the classroom, as a leader, or at the bedside. We don't always realize the difference that our care makes. I am reminded of a quote from Mother Teresa, "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." It is a blessing to be in a profession charged with excellence in health care and making a difference in the lives of those we serve.