Kristy Cheshire, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

Kristy Cheshire, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Maternal Child Nursing


  • DNP, University of South Alabama, 2014
  • MSN, University of South Alabama (Neonatal), 2013
  • BSN, University of South Alabama, 2009
  • BA, University of Miami (Criminology), 2007

Research Interests

  • Thermoregulation in Neonates
  • Importance of Mock Codes on Nursing Confidence and Neonatal Outcomes
  • Using Technology for Oxygen Control through Respiratory Devices in the NICU

Ongoing Research Support

  • NICU Oxygen Control Study, University of Missouri, NIH Grant, Study at Studer Family Children’s Hospital (begins 2021)


Selected Publications

  • Felton, A., & Cheshire, K. (2018). Simulation-based training and debriefing, utilizing emergency scenarios involving mock codes, to improve neonatal resuscitation clinical competency, retention of skills, confidence, and comfort level of NICU caregivers. Neonatal Network, 37(6), e16-e17.


Masters Courses

  • MCN 571 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Neonatal and Pediatric Acute Care NP
  • MSN Neonatal Clinical Courses

Doctoral Courses

  • NU 674 Project Planning and Development
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency Courses

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Practice Award, University of South Alabama, 2013
  • Spirit of Nursing Award, University of South Alabama, 2009
  • Dean’s Honors List, 2009, 2003-2004
  • President’s List, University of South Alabama, 2008
  • Provost's Honor Roll, University of Miami, 2004
  • Henry King Stanford Academic Scholarship, University of Miami, 2004-2007
  • 100% Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, 2004-2007