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Cynthia Hornberger

Professor, Nursing/Special Assistant to the President, President's Office
President's Office
School of Nursing
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Ctr
Alumni Suites
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
The University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts
Washburn University, Bach of Science in Nursing
The University of Kansas, Master of Science in Nursing
The University of Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

PhD, MBA, MSN, BA, Healthcare Outcomes Mgmt. certification
University of Kansasundefined

BSN  Washburn Universityundefined

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)undefined

Licensure-Adv. Practice Registered Nurseundefined

Academic career began at Washburn University in 1989 after working 10 years in the Emergency Department of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.   As faculty, taught medical-surgical nursing, health assessment and leadership the past years.  undefined

Dean of Washburn University School of Nursing 2000-2009undefined

Special Assistant to the President; Professor, School of Nursing
January, 2010-presentundefined

  • NU 609 GA, Admin. Leadership for the CNL
  • NU 671 GB, Clinical Nurse Leader Project
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Current do-director of grant, The Transatlantic Dual Degree Program (TADD).   Funded by the Foundation for Innovation in Post-secondary Education (FIPSE) to develop a dual undergraduate nursing degree program between Washburn University and European university partners.undefined

Recent presentations and publications on topics of complexity science, leadership and international nursing educationundefined

Service Interests/Activities

Serve on boards, including:undefined

Community Resource Council,  2010 to presentundefined

Shawnee County Intergovernmental Cooperation Council, 2010 to presentundefined

St. Francis Health Center Board of Directors,  2009-presentundefined

Capital Area Chapter, American Red Cross,  2007 to presentundefined

Brewster Place   2007 to presentundefined

Career Accomplishments

Received tenure in 1995 with promotion to rank of professor in 2005undefined

Past President of the Kansas State Nurses Association, District 17undefined

Past President twice of the Kansas Association of Colleges of Nursingundefined

Treasurer- Kansas St. Nurses Associationundefined

Dean, Washburn University School of Nursing   2000-09undefined

Engaged in international nursing through involvement with Sigma Theta Tau and US Department of Education grantsundefined

Recipient of PhD Award from the KU Nurses Alumni Associationundefined

Recipient of 5 teaching awards, 2 research awards and one mentorship awardundefined

Member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Delta Honor Societiesundefined

Recipient of Paul Harris Fellow awardundefined

Member of Washburn Family for more than 35 years!!undefined