Rachel Parrill

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

Coordinator of M.S.N. Global Public Health 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 at the tract coordinator for the Global Health Ministries tract of the MSN program.

Education and Credentials

PhD, Walden University, Health Services, 2011

MS, Wright State University, Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist tract, 2006

BSN, Cedarville University, 1997

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



  • Reading
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Gardening


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