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Cindy Blanton, family nurse practitioner

"Working in developmental and behavioral pediatrics provides me with opportunity to care for children with special needs, which I enjoy."

Cindy Blanton, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

(757) 668-7473

College: Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Graduate school: Indiana State University


After earning her degree as a nurse practitioner, Blanton completed her degree as a doctor of nurse practice with Grand Canyon University.

She began her nursing career in the neonatal intensive care unit and pediatrics followed by pediatric neurology and primary care. 

After working primary care pediatrics for over 10 years, she transitioned into developmental and behavioral pediatrics where she applies both professional and personal experience.

Clinical Interests
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Autism
  • Pediatric anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Learning disabilities
Research Areas
  • Autism
  • Pediatric mental health
  • Pediatric obesity 
Honors & Awards
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Nu Upsilon Chapter
  • Worldwide Leaders of Healthcare (2019)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology – special interest group (co-founder)
  • Metrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

Blanton, C. (2019). Family-based intervention leads to healthier food choices and exercise for school-aged children. Sage Submissions. Preprint.

(757) 668-7473