Cheryl Hines

Clinical Assistant Professor


  • EdD, Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators, The University of Alabama, 2015
  • MSN, Nurse Anesthesia, State University of New York, 1984
  • BSN, Nursing, Jacksonville State University, 1980


Dr. Hines received her B.S.N. from Jacksonville State University in 1980. She earned a M.S.N. in Anesthesia from the State University of New York at Buffalo while serving in the United States Army and in 2015 she completed her EdD from the University of Alabama. Dr. Hines began working at the University of Alabama as a part-time pharmacology instructor in 2014, and transitioned to full time faculty in 2018. She is a member of the Alabama State Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Dr. Hines’s research interests include educational strategies to support teaching and learning related to pharmacology and the care of the complex client.

Areas of Interest

  • Nursing Education & Professional Development
  • Clinical Practice

Scholarly Highlights

  • I have recently developed an interest in herbal medications. I have published on herbals for the treatment of fever and am working with two other faculty on a project exploring herbal medications for the treatment of obesity.
  • I am participating in a research project exploring the feasibility of a walking meditation project on student mental health and sleep quality.
  • Currently working with a graduate student to publish work done with anti-hypertensive medication education to improve patient outcomes in a gastroenterology clinic.
  • I have completed a case study style manuscript and presentation on Down Syndrome in the perioperative setting. Providing patient care information through all phases of the surgical experience.