Cynthera McNeill DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-C

Cynthera McNeill DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-C

Assistant Professor (Clinical) and Specialty Coordinator for Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care

237 Cohn
313-577-4188 (fax)

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Cynthera McNeill DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-C

Bio Sketch

Cynthera McNeill, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-C is a Clinical Professor and director of the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at Wayne State University. Dr. McNeill holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Wayne State University and is nationally certified as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She is currently a healthcare provider at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Detroit, MI serving the uninsured/low-insured patient population. Her primary focus as a nurse practitioner has been in the field of primary care/chronic disease management for adults with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Her research interest includes the utilization of evidence-based, culturally sensitive interventions to decrease health disparities among at-risk populations.


  • BS - Coppin State University
  • DNP - Wayne State University
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education - Wayne State University 

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health Promotion 
  • Adult/Geriatric Health Promotion
  • Implementation of Evidence Based Practice
  • HIV Prevention
  • Adolescent Reproductive/Sexual Health

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • Adult-Geriatric Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine

Selected Publications

McNeill,C., George, N & Glover, R. (2017). An Evaluation of Sisters Informing Healing Living Empowering: Increasing HIV Knowledge Among African American Adolescent Females Using an Evidence-Based HIV Prevention Intervention. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 10: 1, DOI: 10.1891/2380-9418.10.1.4

Kulik, N.L., McNeill, C., Murphy, A.R & Iovan S. (2016) Sexual health knowledge, self-efficacy and behavioral intentions following a health fair for adolescents. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 33:3, 119-127

Honors and Awards

  • Featured in WSU video “Pivotal Moments: Our campaign for Wayne State University (,  November 2016
  • Letter of Recognition (Increasing Health Awareness): City of Detroit, Mayor's Office, April 2014-2016
  • Letter of Recognition(Increasing Health Awareness): Michigan Senate, April 2014-2016
  • Letter of Recognition (Increasing Health Awareness): United States Senate, April 2014-2016
  • Wayne State University, College of Nursing Research Day (Winning Poster), March 2013
  • Letter of Recognition (Increasing HIV Awareness): City of Detroit, Mayor's Office, February 2013
  • Letter of Recognition (Increasing HIV Awareness): United States Senate, February 2013
  • CBS/CW50 Black History Maker, February 2013
  • Dorothy Reilly Endowed Memorial Nursing Scholarship (Wayne State University, College of Nursing), September 2012
  • Paulette Hoyer Endowed Memorial Graduate Scholarship (Wayne State University, College of Nursing), September 2012
  • Patricia Bloom Riley Endowed Scholarship (Wayne State University, College of Nursing), September 2012


Current Research

Development and Evaluation of Barbie's to Birth Control (B2B) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program: New approach to sexual education/pregnancy prevention for adolescents

Courses Taught

•NUR 2010 – Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination (Lecture/Clinical)

•NUR 2050 – Supportive Measures for Basic Care Needs (Clinical)

•NUR 3020– Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness (Clinical)

•NUR 4040 – Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice

•NUR 7030 – Advanced Nursing Assessment (Clinical)

•NUR 7415 – Physical and Psychosocial Issues in Aging

•NUR 9500 – DNP Project Practicum I

Destination Statement

Co-Founder of S.A.V.E.T.H.E.M 501C3 Non-Profit ( which host an Annual Adolescent Health and Resource Fair.

Populations of interests

  • African Americans
  • Adolescent females
  • Adolescent/ Emerging Adults
  • Adult/Gerontology

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