Wayne State University

Cynthera McNeill, D.N.P., APRN, AGPCNP-C

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


  • cynthera.mcneill@wayne.edu
  • 313-577-0258
  • 313-577-4188 (Fax)

Office Address

 237 Cohn

Office Hours

By appointment 

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. Cynthera 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.


  • B.S. - Coppin State University
  • D.N.P. - 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. (2016). An evaluation of SIHLE: Increasing HIV knowledge among African-American adolescent females using an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice

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

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