About The Author
When Cheryl was twelve years old, she knew she wanted to become a nurse. A compassionate heart mixed with purpose validated Cheryl’s ambition to fulfill her professional dreams. Balancing a full-time job with nursing school taught her the value of hard work, simple living, and perseverance. Within a year of college graduation, Cheryl became an RN, moved from Indiana to southwest Louisiana, married her high school sweetheart, and gave birth to a son.
The number one lesson Cheryl learned: take care of yourself first so you can be of loving service to others. This wellness theme of practicing what you preach became a way of life for this young wife, mother, nurse, sister, and friend.
After six years of medical nursing, Cheryl began working in the mental health field. Her gift of laughter was encouraged and appreciated by administration, coworkers, and patients. She earned her psychiatric/mental health certification in 1995.
In 1998 Cheryl created her signature character, Nurse FUNshine, to help promote joy and healing through laughter. Nurse FUNshine strives to be a positive role model for nurses and is a sought-after professional speaker. For the past thirteen years, Cheryl has been entertaining and educating people from all walks of life about the importance of genuine health and happiness. Nurse FUNshine’s no-nonsense approach to wellness is delightfully documented in her book, Sunny Side Up.
May Cheryl’s book inspire you and teach you how to live a full life on the sunny side of the street!