Rachel Parrill

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Rachel Parrill, Ph.D., RN, PHNA-BC

Coordinator of the Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) focus area, Associate Professor of Nursing


Rachel Parrill serves as Associate Professor of Nursing and has been at Cedarville University since 2005.

Before coming to Cedarville University, Dr. Parrill worked in the field of public health nursing in a variety of settings, including a school-based clinic and a local health department. Within the School of Nursing, Dr. Parrill enjoys introducing both undergraduate and graduate nursing students to the specialty of public health nursing. Currently, Dr. Parrill serves as the coordinator for the Global Public Health Nursing area of focus of the M.S.N. program.

Education and Credentials

Ph.D., Walden University, Health Services, 2011

M.S., Wright State University, Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist track, 2006

B.S.N., Cedarville University, 1997

Advanced Public Health Nursing PHNA-BC valid from April 25, 2013 to April 24, 2018

Scholarly Works

  • The Meaning of Transformational Development for Members of an African American Urban Neighborhood
  • How Do Women Living At or Below Federal Poverty Guidelines Rate Their Health Promotion Self-efficacy?
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »



  • Reading
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Gardening


  • Faith-based strategies for community change
  • Community partnerships to improve health
  • Health disparities