Cheryl Crotser PhD, RN, NE-BC
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Nursing & Director of the Graduate Program
location: 111A - Smith Science Center
phone: (585) 594-6668
fax: (585) 594-6593

Courses Taught

Traditional Program

  • Application of Nursing Research 
  • Nursing Management and Leadership for Wholeness

Modular RN to BS Program

  • Module 3:  Research, Statistical Methods and Nursing Application 

Graduate Program 

  • MNA 640 - Strategic Leadership in Nursing 
  • NSG 520 - Research Methods 
  • MNE 515 - Education Theory and Scholarship of Teaching 
  • MNA 650 - Graduate Project


  • PhD in Nursing - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • MS in Nursing Administration - St. John Fisher College
  • BS in Nursing - Alfred University


Areas of Specialty

  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Staff Development
  • Maternal and Women’s Health

Areas of Interest

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
  • Nursing and Spiritual Care

Professional Involvement

  • Member of:
    • Finger Lakes Research Alliance
    • American Organization of Nurse Executives
    • Oncology Nurses Society
    • Sigma Theta Tau International, Tau Xi Chapter
  • Volunteer, American Cancer Society

Favorite Activities

  • Scrap booking 
  • Quilting
  • Jogging

Favorite Bible Verse

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk in the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.  Isaiah 43:2-3  

Thoughts About Roberts

I first learned of Roberts Wesleyan College as the Staff Development Director of an area community hospital when the hospital was asked to provide a clinical experience for a Roberts Wesleyan College nursing student. I was impressed by the holistic approach and critical thinking displayed by the student. I was pleased when she chose to work at our hospital when she completed her nursing degree. I then had the privilege of collaborating with members of the Roberts Wesleyan Nursing Faculty as they embarked on the Modular RN to BS program in our community. As I watched nurses who pursued their BS from Roberts, I noticed a transformation take place in their approach to caring for patients. Improvements in nursing care were made through their student projects.

My dream was to eventually teach nursing in a small, private college.  God provided this opportunity for me at Roberts and I am pleased to be serving in this capacity.