Alumni: B.S. in Nursing, M.S. in Nursing Education
Cynthia Arcieri has earn her associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Rivier University. While pursuing her education, she has worked at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua for more than 20 years. Rising to leadership at the hospital, currently she serves as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Executive Nurse.
She has taken her career in many directions, including principal roles in healthcare, educating nurses, and providing clinical care as a nurse practitioner to oncology patients. “The programs at Rivier have prepared me well to practice in all these areas and truly tap into all the aspects of nursing that I am so passionate about,” Arcieri says.
Certified in Oncology Nursing and Hospice and Palliative Care, she is a national trainer of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Course, as well as a member of the local and national ONS. In addition, she provides clinical care as a nurse practitioner in the St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Center and participates in the University’s Alumni Mentoring Program advising Rivier nursing students.
Arcieri was honored with the 2016 Outstanding Nurse and Healthcare Leader Award by the Alumni Association. “I was so honored and humbled to receive an alumni achievement award,” says Arcieri. “A lot of the reason why I have been successful in my nursing career is my educational experiences and having a supportive group of nurse mentors. Many of my Rivier nursing classmates are transforming care at the bedside on a daily basis. This passion from my colleagues really sparks me to keep challenging not only myself but my profession.”