Cheryl A. Maes received her BSN in 1992 and MSN in 1999 at the UNLV.
Maes’ clinical expertise includes medical surgical nursing, public health nursing, and primary care in family medicine. Since 2000, she has held a national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She maintains a clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a private family medicine physician office in Henderson. Maes’ Master’s thesis focused on Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Perceived Risk of HIV/AIDS, and At-Risk Behaviors among Older Adults. Her thesis was published in the November 2003 Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She continues to focus her research on sexuality among older adults and recently investigated Nurse Practitioners Sexual History Taking Practices with Adults 50 and Older which was published in the March 2011 Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Other research interests include the effects of stress on overall health and health promotion/disease prevention. She is a current part-time PhD in nursing student at the University of Arizona College of Nursing.
In addition to her teaching role, Maes serves as a member of the STTI Zeta Kappa Chapter, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and National League of Nursing. She was inducted into the Empire Who’s Who Empowering Executives and Professionals Inc. 2004-2005 Registry.