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Cheryl Resha currently serves as a Professor at the Southern Connecticut State University. She drives systems level policy initiatives for the health of America’s youth by spearheading school nurse competency and legally sound school nurse practice. In addition to high-level nursing positions at Southern Connecticut State University and at the Connecticut State Department of Education, she serves on pivotal national committees and contributes to many publications and position papers. She earns national recognition as the editor of the only essential and comprehensive school health legal resource for school nurses, school administrators and school attorneys.

Dr. Resha’s preeminence as an expert in the laws that underpin quality school nursing practice resulted in leading the team for the 4th edition of the Scope and Standards of School Nursing Practice. This work guides school nurses to meet the demands of public health, population health, newer technologies, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Resha’s imprint on the school nursing is extraordinary and has had a significant and enduring impact. In recognition of her exemplary leadership and achievement, she was inducted as a fellow in the National Academy of School Nursing in 2012.

Dr. Resha holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) and MSN from the University of Hartford and her BSN from Salve Regina University.


Cheryl-Ann Resha



Southern Connecticut State University


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