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Cindy Rieger, MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC

Cindy Rieger, APRN, PHCNS-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Oklahoma City: CNB 429

(405) 271-1491 ext. 49235

Ms. Rieger is a nationally board-certified Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist who has practiced in public health and community settings in Oklahoma most of her career. Ms. Rieger’s focus is on assuring undergraduate students encounter quality public/community health experiences. Her areas of expertise and interest include Community Assessment, Maternal/Child Wellness, Immunizations, Home Health, Case Management, School Nursing, Parish Nursing, Population Focused Care, and School Nursing.  She has served as community faculty in three BSN programs in Oklahoma and joined the OU College of Nursing faculty in 1993-1996 and again in 2008.


  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University, BSN.
  • OU College of Nursing, M. S.

Board Certification(s):

  • APRN PHCNS-BC, 1992 to Present;
  • School Nurse Certificate, Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2000-Present;
  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)—1990-2016

Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Public Health 
  • Population Focused Care 
  • Communicable Disease 
  • Poverty
  • Access to Health Care

Select Honors & Accomplishments:

  • Rieger, C., State Response Team, Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, Emergency Operations Center Deployment- Tornado/Flood response.
  • Rieger, C., Faculty and Course Coordinator-Clinical 3, Editor’s Choice, Best Colleges Review,     
  • College of Nursing Ranked No. 1 Online RN-BSN Program, Fall 2018-2019.
  • Rieger, C., Consultant, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Nursing Services/Faculty Practice, developed and produced "Public Health Nursing Leadership Training Day."
  • Rieger, C., ParentPRO Program, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Nursing Services/Faculty Practice; wrote  and edited health education curriculum for prenatal, postpartum, and infant populations.
  • Rieger, C., Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Leadership Award.