Cynthia V. Purcell


Associate Professor

Office: Nursing Building #129
Phone: (210) 832-2113

  • DNP - 2014 University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSN - 1992 UT Houston Health Science Center
  • BSN - Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Advanced Practice RN (Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist) for 29 years (APRN licensed retired in 2022)
  • Began teaching in 2005 at UT Health School of Nursing in San Antonio (2005 - 2012)
  • Came to the University of the Incarnate Word in 2012
    • Teach undergraduate nursing, primarily medical-surgical nursing and pharmacology. Clinical instructor for medical-surgical nursing since 2005.
  • Medical Surgical Nursing 
  • Med-Surg Clinical
  • Pharmacology 
  • Ethics
  • Foundations
  • Health Assessment
  • Innovation in Clinical Education
  • Practice Partnerships with Nursing Units
  • Classroom Innovation
  • Association of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)
  • Sigma (formerly Sigma Theta Tau)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • 2014: Outstanding Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Sponsored 2014 DNP Intensive Conference
  • 2013: Faculty Research Grant, The Use of SoftChalk to Enhance Academic Advising in the IFM School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of the Incarnate Word
  • 2012: Watson Doctoral Student Award, International Association for Human Caring
  • 2012: Clinical Doctoral Scholarship, Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
  • 2007: Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, School of Nursing
  • 1996: ONS/Zeneca/Komen Foundation National Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Education, ONS/Zeneca/Komen Foundation
  • Purcell, C.V. (2018). Introduction of the Purcell clinical reasoning tool in a medical-surgical clinical setting. Journal of Nursing Education (57), 4:25-255.
  • "Causes and Risk Factors for 30-day Readmission of Liver Transplant Recipients." 2018 Annual Symposium of the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS), Chicago, IL. Podium Presentation.
  • Impact of the "Pain Matters" Documentary on BSN Nursing Student Attitudes Regarding the Chronic Pain Experience: An Educational Case Study. AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 2017, Atlanta, Ga.
  • RN license - Texas
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)