Keynote  Speaker

Dr. Cheyenne C Rincones, DNP, FNP-, RN 
Medical Director of Outpatient
Clinical Services at Texas
 Tech University Health Sciences Center - School of Medicine


        Cheyenne C Rincones, DNP, FNP-C, RN, is the Medical Director of Outpatient Clinical Services at Texas Tech Family Medicine Residency Program in El Paso, Texas. Cheyenne started her nursing career in 2004 when she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She practiced in a variety of settings, which included inpatient medical and surgical, inpatient child-adolescent psychiatry, forensic and adult psychiatry, telephone triage nursing in education as a clinical instructor, and in leadership prior to continuing her education as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2013, she completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. 

        Dr.  Rincones, DNP., joined the Texas Tech Family Medicine Residency Program in 2013 as a faculty associate nurse practitioner and the clinical director of the outpatient services. In 2015, she was selected for a year-long fellowship for faculty in clinical leadership roles that were leading institutional change which she completed in 2016 through the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. In January of 2017, she was nominated, by a fellow colleague, for the Texas Women Leaders leadership fellowship, which she completed in December of 2017. She serves on numerous clinical committees that focus on direct patient care, patient safety, and quality assurance for at her institution. She collaborates on medical student and resident education and curriculum development and training. 

        Over the past five years, she has presented her work on quality, HEDIS and chronic disease management in primary care at local, state and national conferences. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing studies with a focus on Executive Leadership in May 2019 from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. She has successfully led her department and been involved in institutional changes directly related to Quality Metrics and improved patient safety.  Dr. Rincones, DNP, research interests include preventive screenings in a primary care setting. She is one of the authors on a published article in the Journal of Epidemiology titled, Spatial Context as a Risk Factors for Low CRC Screening Uptake in a Latino Community on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Doctoral prepared nurses are prepared to lead and promote improved quality, safety and access to healthcare for people in the community and state.