Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Graduate Nursing
Advanced Role M.S.N. Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 715
Cheryl Portwood, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is Clinical Assistant Professor at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, PA. She teaches primarily online in the Master of Science in Nursing program and serves as Coordinator for the Nursing Leadership in Health Services Management track. Her particular area of interest is the use of influence as a means of achieving organizational goals.
Prior to joining the Drexel faculty, Professor Portwood served in nursing and hospital executive leadership positions in the Delaware Valley for 25 years as Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services. She is a Wharton-Johnson & Johnson Fellow in Management for Nurses and a past executive board member of the Southeastern PA Organization of Nurse Leaders. She is board certified in the nursing executive advanced role.
As part of her faculty role, Professor Portwood previously served as Coordinator of Quality for Distance Learning Programs in Nursing. She has extensive experience teaching in the virtual environment, mentoring faculty, and has presented on topics of online quality and secure testing both nationally and internationally. She was honored by Drexel University in 2008 as Online Teacher of the Year for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Professor Portwood is currently serving as an advisor to a project jointly funded by USAID and the Ukrainian Federation of America to develop a model for deployment of a hospital based electronic medical record system in Ukraine. She is also serving as project advisor for the Foundation for International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Institute which develops emerging leaders in healthcare in developing countries.