Cynthia Rinehart, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, CNE

Title of Presentation

Lessons Learned: A Review of the NP's H & P in Diagnosing Neurology Disorders

Dr. Rinehart attended Prince Georges Community College in Maryland to earn her ADN in 1987 and attended University of Maryland to earn her BSN in 1993 followed by her MSN-NP (Adult) degree in 1996. She earned a Post-Master’s Certificate FNP from Emory University in 2008 and her DNP in Advanced Practice Leadership from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2016. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Georgia Nurses Association, and the United Advance Practices Registered Nurses (UAPRN) of Georgia. Dr. Rinehart’s nursing career spans over 30 years and includes med-surg, surgical intensive care, emergency room, flight nursing, and leadership. Her nurse practitioner experience includes adult health, family practice, neurology, and community health.

She continues to work per diem at a Federally Healthcare Qualified Clinic (FHQC) providing healthcare for pediatric to geriatric patients. She transitioned to academia at Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2013, first serving in the BSN program at the Atlanta Campus. During her campus tenure, she had positions as Faculty, Assistant Dean for the Center of Academic Success, and Associate Dean of Student Learning, which included oversight of the Simulation Center. In 2017, Dr. Rinehart accepted a Visiting Professor position for Chamberlain’s Online MSN-NP Program in addition to her campus position.

In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant Dean of Faculty, MSN-NP Tracks, where she is currently employed fulltime. Dr. Rinehart’s past speaking engagements include topics on neurology, such as Migraines and Dementia, for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, guest speaking at the UAPRN of GA meetings, and for Chamberlain Atlanta Campus and online MSN-NP program events. She has been a poster presenter on Medication Adherence at the UAPRN of GA Annual Conference. Her nursing leadership experience includes past terms as President and Secretary for the UAPRN of GA, Atlanta Chapter, Secretary for the UAPRN of GA at the State level, Nominations Committee Chairperson for UAPRN of GA State and Atlanta Chapter Elections, and she served on the Conference Planning Committee for the UAPRN of GA. Dr. Rinehart earned the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence in 2013.


  • Ph.D., Accounting & Finance, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • M.S.F., Finance, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2006
  • M.B.A., Taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1983