Cheryl Armistead

Faculty Lecturer

Room 412, Wilson Hall
cheryl.armistead [at]

Cheryl Armistead has been a faculty lecturer at the Ingram School of Nursing since August, 2003. A graduate of University of Ottawa, Cheryl translated her professional expertise and outlier lens into the evolution of the community nursing curriculum.  A primary care focus became socio-ecological approaches to health and nursing practice. With a vision for campus-community partnerships, Cheryl initiated, led and nurtured development of a rich community organization network that provides novel community-engaged learning opportunities for Ingram students. Collective outcomes include inspired and award-winning community capacity-building projects. A recent highlight was receiving and sharing national recognition via the 2013 Ted Freedman Innovation in Education Award – Best Emerging Practice. Cheryl contributes to political action and advocacy at the national level to advance community health nursing and health in Canada. After serving 8 years on the Board of Directors of the Community Health Nurses of Canada, Cheryl was recently elected to the Board of the Canadian Public Health Association.

BScN, MScN (Primary Health Care) (University of Ottawa)

Areas of Interest

  • Global sustainable development
  • Women’s health
  • Mental health
  • Influencing healthy public policy as a mechanism for equity and community wellbeing
  • Campus-community partnership

For a glimpse at what inspires and motivates her, read Cheryl Armistead's story on The Luminary Project.

To view Cheryl Armistead's publications, visit the Ingram School of Nursing's Research/Publications page.