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
Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
APN Prescriptive Authority
CSR Prescriptive Authority
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