Cynthia V. Purcell


Associate Professor

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

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Classroom and clinical teaching since 2005.

  • Adult Medical Surgical Nursing and Clinical
  • Aging, Chronicity and Care Coordination
  • Community/Primary Care Based Clinical
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Nursing Foundations/Skills
  • Pharmacology and Safe Medication Administration
  • Colorectal cancer screening methodology
  • Innovation clinical education in undergraduate nursing
  • Innovation in the classroom and use of technology
  • Association of Medical-Surgical Nurses
  • Sigma International (formerly Sigma Theta Tau)
  • National League for Nursing
  • 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)