RN Mobility Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Dr. Cheshire received her BSN from Auburn University in 1988 and her MSN from The University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1991 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a community health focus. She completed her doctoral degree, Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators, at the University of Alabama in 2013. Dr. Cheshire began her clinical career as a staff nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. She then transitioned to home health and worked in community health settings for many years. She joined the faculty of the Capstone College of Nursing in 1996 as a part-time clinical instructor and transitioned to a full time position in 2008. Her primary teaching assignments at UA have been in the area of Community Health for both traditional and RN Mobility students. She assumed the role of RN Mobility Coordinator in 2012. She is a champion for RN to BSN education and serves as the statewide Chair of the Advancing Education Taskforce for the Alabama Health Action Coalition. Dr. Cheshire is on the Board of Directors at the Good Samaritan Clinic in Tuscaloosa and also maintains a volunteer clinical practice at the clinic.