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1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL • VIEW LOCATIONS
(217) 258-2525
The Effingham Walk-In Clinic is open from 10am to 8pm Monday-Friday.

 

Cynthia Rivas, DNP, RN, LCCE, RN-BC, CENP

Director of Women & Children's Center

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Summary

  • Director of the Women & Children’s Center since 2016
  • Provide direction to the obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics departments to ensure our patients receive the best care

Education

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX, 2017
  • Master's of Science in Nursing, Education Specialization, 2010, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, 2004, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Certifications

  • Certified in Executive Nursing Practice, 2018
  • Nursing Professional Development Certification, 2015
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, 2008

Professional Involvement

  • Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders, 2017
  • American Nurses Association - Illinois, 2017
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2015
  • American Nurses Association, 2014
  • Association of Nursing Professional Development, 2013
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, 2011
  • Lamaze International, 2008
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, & Neonatal Nursing, 2003

Research & Publications

  • Sigma Theta Tau International - 26th International Nursing Research Congress
  • “Walk This Way: Graduating Associate Degree Nurses Utilizing an Innovative Academic/Practice Partnership for a High School Dual Enrollment Program.” Poster session, July 23-27, 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Doctors Hospital at Renaissance 7th Annual Medical Education Conference
  • “Nursing Ethics and Jurisprudence.” Podium session, September 19, 2015, South Padre Island, TX.
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice Symposium
  • “Implementation of Nitrous Oxide for Labor, Birth, and the Immediate Postpartum Period.” Podium session, August 7, 2017, Lubbock, TX
  • Lake Land College Nursing Alumni Conference – The Future of Nursing is Now: Updates on the Nursing Profession
  • “The Future of Nursing Report Updates.” Podium session, September 29, 2017, Mattoon, IL.
  • Guangzhou Nursing Association Academic Annual Conference & International Nursing Management Summit Forum
  • “Skin to Skin Contact During Cesarean Birth.” Podium session, December 6, 2017, Guangzhou, China
  • International Senior Nursing Leadership Forum
  • “Nitrous Oxide for Pain Management During Labor, Birth & the Immediate Postpartum Period.”
  • Podium session, December 8, 2017, Dalian, China
  • China-U.S. Nursing Magnet® Recognition Leadership Summit
  • “Implementing Nitrous Oxide for Pain Management – An Empirical Outcomes Measure.”
  • Podium session, December 10, 2017, Jinan, China
  • Illinois Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Section Conference
  • “Implementing Nitrous Oxide for Labor & Birth Pain Management: This is No Laughing Matter!” Poster session, April 19-20, 2018, Oak Brook, IL
  • Annual Convention of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • “Breathe In, Breathe Out: Implementing Nitrous Oxide for Labor & Birth Pain Management.” Poster session, June 23-27, 2018, Tampa, FL

Service

  • Lakeview College of Nursing: Curriculum Committee Advisory Panel, 2018
  • Board of Directors, Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, 2017
  • Leadership Development Team, Sarah Bush Lincoln: member, 2017 – 2018
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives: Awards Review Taskforce member, 2016
  • Texas Team: Co-lead, South Region, 2015 - 2016
  • Holy Family Services Birth Center: At-large board member, 2014 – 2015; Treasurer, 2015 – 2016
  • Association of Nursing Professional Development: Recognition Committee member, 2013 – 2015; committee co-chair, 2015 – 2016; committee chair, 2016
  • Professional Development Committee: Department representative, 2011 – 2015
  • AmeriCorps Member: Registered Nurse at Holy Family Services Birth Center, 2010 - 2011
  • Staff Nurse Professional Practice Council: Unit representative, 2005 - 2006
  • Committee on the Status of Women: Student representative, 2003 - 2004
  • Guatemala Health Initiative: Co-organizer, 2002

Personal Note

  • I began my nursing career in labor and delivery and although my career has taken me in various directions, I remain committed to positively influencing healthcare for women and their families.

Contact Information

Sarah Bush Lincoln
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938
crivas@sblhs.org