Sandy N. Cayo

Sandy Cayo, DNP, FNP-BC, PhD is a board certified family nurse practitioner with over 15 years of healthcare experience and expertise. Dr. Cayo specializes in the areas of clinical, academic, and executive leadership. As a practicing clinician, she cares for patients across the care continuum from pediatric to geriatric patients. Her specialties include oncology, pediatrics, obstetrics, primary care, and urgent care. She has owned and operated her own telemedicine practice and enjoys providing holistic modalities of care and wellness for her patients.

As a nursing professor, Dr. Cayo has taught bachelors, masters, and doctoral level courses. She specializes in curricular/course design, National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) advising, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) coaching and advising, and student centered innovation in the classroom. While a Vice President of Clinical Performance, Dr. Cayo demonstrated her leadership, project management, quality improvement, and advocacy abilities. She has managed research programs in the areas of infection control education, chronic disease management, and social determinants of health including consumer health coverage and health disparities research. Her independent research focuses on the impact of psychosocial factors like discrimination and stress and its impact on chronic disease in African American patients.

Dr. Cayo has successfully managed a patient safety organization and coordinated statewide education and planning for continuing education for nurses, physicians, pharmacists, public health professionals, and health care administrators. She has led statewide efforts related to nursing workforce and wellbeing.

Currently, Dr. Cayo is an active healthcare consultant and Principal Consultant of Cayo Health Consulting. Dr. Cayo says being a wife and mother of four is one of her proudest accomplishments. She currently lives in central New Jersey.


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