Cheryl Gale, MSN, CRNP
Cheryl Gale is a board certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She holds a baccalaureate degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and an MS degree from California State University, Long Beach. She completed a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program from the University of California, Irvine in 1981. Following graduation, Cheryl practiced in several NICU’s throughout the US where she has had numerous positions ranging from neonatal & transport nurse to program director. She has held professorships at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as the University of Pennsylvania where she was instrumental in formalizing the NNP clinical program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She has been at Abington since 2001 where she remains a strong advocate for education and research.
Cheryl has been the recipient of numerous awards including the SIG Excellence in Advanced Clinical Practice (1994) from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses; as well as the Nurse Excellence Award (2008) and the Advanced Practice Excellence Award (2012) both from Abington Memorial Hospital.
Cheryl is the recipient of an Innovators’ Circle Research Grant, and principal investigator for a study on “The Effects of Pacifier Activated Lullaby (PAL) on Improved Breastfeeding, Weight Gain and Length of Hospitalization in the Premature Infant”.