Dr. Cynthia Jovanov, DNP, MBA, CNS, FNP/ACNP- BC, CCRN, RNFA

Dr. Jovanov is practicing APRN with a strong skill set in the family and acute care setting. Her career began at Riverside Community College as an ADN in 2001. She is a first-generation college graduate from parents that migrated from Serbia and Central America. She went on to obtain her Master's degree from UCLA in the Acute Care NP / CNS program and shortly after she obtained her FNP. She found that as an NP that business acumen was important and went back for her MBA with a focus in finance. She completed her DNP from Duke University in 2019 with a focus on health literacy. She has worked in various institution from small community settings to large academic institutions including UC San Francisco and Stanford Health. Her specialty is Cardiac Surgery and Critical Care. She is a pioneer in the Inland Empire, becoming one of the first and few NP First assist in the operating room from Cardiac Surgery to assisting in delivering babies by C- section while billing independently. She wrote protocols and guidelines for local hospitals regarding NP scope of practice. She mentors other NPs that are interested in her role. She teaches as an Adjunct Professor at California Baptist University. She advocates that APRNs are always aware of their contribution to the healthcare organization. She feels that every APRN should be in informed and engaged in their practice otherwise other people make decisions for you. Dr. Jovanov feels it is imperative that you know your brand because it is your business.