Cheryl Frutchey, PhD, MSN, RN

Clinical Associate Professor

Cheryl Frutchey received her Doctor of Philosophy degree and her Master’s of Science from Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing. She has 16 years of experience as a nursing educator and has been a faculty member at Kramer for the last 12 years and is chair of the testing committee. As a clinical associate professor, she teaches graduate students about research, statistics, instructional design, technology use, testing, and exam items development and analysis. She is passionate about faculty development and provides faculty development programs on test and exam items development and exam analysis.


  • 2013: Ph.D. in Nursing – Oklahoma City University
  • 2009: MSN Education Track – Oklahoma City University
  • 2003: BSN – Clarkson College – Omaha, Nebraska

Teaching Interest

  • Research
  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Technology and Online Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Nursing Education

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Evaluating effectiveness of exam questions
  • Pet therapy
  • Critical thinking and the NCLEX
  • Maternal-child health

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • 2022: Nominated for CETL Fulltime Faculty of the Year Award
  • Client Ambassador for ExamSoft
  • Textbook reviewer for F.A. Davis
  • Recipient of the 2017 “Distinguished Achievement in the Innovation of Teaching and Learning Award” by OCU’s CETL

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