- University of Mississippi Medical Center, Masters of Science in Nursing
Cherryl Avent, FNP, received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
She says as a child she always wanted to be a nurse. As a high school senior, she helped care for her mother before her death, and that experience confirmed what she wanted to do.
Avent has been in health care for more than 48 years and says she is always “taking measures to improve my knowledge and education to improve patient care.” She chose North Mississippi Medical Clinics because the organization is connected to many other specialties and offers her the opportunity to provide care to her community.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and listening to Southern gospel music.
Favorite quote: Do unto others as you wish to have done to you.