Cynthia Ann Leaver, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Dr. Leaver received her BSN at Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles; MSN, FNP at the University of San Diego; and PhD at The Catholic University of America. She is a post-doctoral Bravewell Collaborative Integrative Medicine Fellow at National Institute of Health, in the division of Intramural Research at National Institute of Nursing Research and Department of Nursing, Clinical Research Center.
Dr. Leaver has 25 years of clinical nursing background in post-surgical care, neurologic intensive care, ambulatory care, post anesthetic care, occupational health, school health, well women and well baby care. She has worked in academia as an adjunct Faculty member at The Catholic University of America and Marymount University, Arlington VA. Dr. Leaver worked as a research assistant at The Catholic University of America and is a certified in web-based education, Indiana University. Dr. Leaver‘s dissertation described the subjective well-being of the parochial elementary school child. The Finish Well-being Model was implemented to describe and correlate the four factors of well-being: health, social relationship, environment and school as a means for self-fulfillment.
Dr. Leaver will focus her work as a Bravewell Collaborative, National Institute of Nursing Research, and Clinical Center (BNC) Post Doctoral Fellow, on integrative care and the promotion of health and well-being in adolescent females. She is a member of the National League of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.