Cynthia M. Shepherd, MSN, FNP-C

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Professional Highlights

  • Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Parkview Physicians Group, Mind-Body Medicine, since January 7, 2018.
  • Registered Nurse, Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana, from September 2015 to October 2017.
  • Nurse Apprentice and Registered Nurse, Saint Joe Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • September 2015-July 2016; October 2017–January 2018 -Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Charge Nurse, Staff Nurse, and Educator for the emergency department.
  • February 11, 2013 – September 2015-ED
  • Charge nurse, Triage nurse, Staff nurse
  • October 2012 – February 11, 2013- Nurse Apprentice
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Visiting Nurse and Hospice,Fort Wayne, Indiana fromJuly 2011 to October 2012.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community, Fort Wayne, Indiana from October 2008 to July 2011
  • Patient Care Technician, Coronary and Medical Intensive Care (CICU), Parkview HospitalFort Wayne, Indiana from December 2001 to March 2003
  • Educator (Cardiac Cath Lab)


About Cynthia M. Shepherd

Cynthia has worked in health care for a total of 12 years. She has worked as a certified nursing assistant, a bedside nurse, and now as a nurse practitioner. Cynthia has worked in a variety of settings during her career in the medical field. She has worked in the coronary intensive care unit and hospice as a nursing assistant.

During her time as a registered nurse while studying for her master’s degree, Cynthia worked in the emergency department, cardiac catheterization lab, intensive care unit, medical surgical unit, and as a house supervisor. Cynthia also has experience writing hospital policies and procedures and developing education. Currently, Cynthia is working as a family practice nurse practitioner under a collaborative agreement with a psychiatrist.

Cynthia completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Saint Francis in Indiana. Cynthia graduated Sigma Theta Tau due to achieving academic honors. She also worked as a graduate assistant during some of her time at the university. Cynthia is an active volunteer at Rescue Ministries which consists of a homeless shelter and a rehabilitation program for men and women. Inside the women’s division of Rescue Ministries, Charis House, there is a health clinic and Cynthia sat on the advisory committee of the health clinic for a term of two years. Cynthia is also a leader of a small ministry at her church on Thursday nights.


Honors and Community Outreach

  • Dean’s list academic honors
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau
  • Volunteer at the Rescue Mission
  • Member of the Charis House Advisory Committee that oversees the health clinic within the Charis House, women’s division of the Rescue Mission.


License and Certifications

  • Registered Nurse
  • Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • APN Prescriptive Authority
  • CSR Prescriptive Authority
  • DEA



University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808

  • Master of Science in Nursing major
  • Graduate assistantship program 2013-2014
  • Graduated May 2017
  • Nursing Major-Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Graduated December 2012

Ivy Tech Community College, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

  • Undergraduate prerequisite educationbeginning 2008
  • Transferred to University of Saint Francis in 2012