Assistant Professor of Nursing Practice
Director of Nursing
Office: Tenzer Hall, Room 101
Cheryl Hinojosa joined the Defiance College faculty in August 2015. She has been in the field of nursing for 37 years. Her career has included hospital, medical office, home health, and hospice nursing care. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife, holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). While earning her Master’s degree, Hinojosa collected data for a research team at CWRU which explored the health consequences of care giving. As a nurse, her career has been centered on education and providing care for under-served populations in rural local communities. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with local agencies as well as coordinated a Rural Mobile Unit to aid rural immigrants. She has worked to provide prenatal education and care for monolingual women and their families. Hinojosa received recognition by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and was an affiliate staff member at Lima Memorial Hospital and Defiance Hospital. She has served as chairman of the Hispanic Latino Health Coalition and co-chairman of the Northwest Ohio American College of Nurse-Midwives Chapter. Additionally, she has served on speakers bureaus, gave a presentation on television of "Common Pregnancy Concerns," and published an individual midwife's birth log that highlighted benchmark collection data.
MSN, Case Western Reserve University, 1997
Community-based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, 1997
BSN, Bowling Green State University, 1993
RN, St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, 1978
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Member
- American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Member
- National League of Nursing (NLN), Member
- Hispanic Latino Health Coalition, Past Chairman
-Northwest Ohio ACNM Chapter, Past Co-chairman
Medical Reserve Corp
MCCR Spiritual Leadership Council, 2005-2009
Stewardship and Evangelization Committees
Affiliate Staff Lima Memorial Hospital (1999-2001)
Affiliate Staff Defiance Hospital (1988-1990)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Recent Publications, Presentations, and Creative Works
TV: Common Pregnancy Concerns.
Published: "Smile, it's your birthday" - a birth log incorporating the benchmarks of a safe birth.
"Holidays Mark Time of Reflection for Nurse-Midwife."
"Even in the Middle of a Midlife Crisis, the Waters can be Calm."
"A Spiritual Journey for a Nurse-Midwife."
"Midwife: Another Choice in Childbirth."
"Facts for Life."
"Promoting Health Lifestyles in the Perimenopausal Woman."
"Depression Across the Lifespan: Identification and Hope."
- Community Health Nursing