Cynthia V. Purcell


Assistant Professor

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

  • Educational Degrees

    • DNP - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
    • MSN - University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 
    • BSN - Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, Texas
  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    Classroom and clinical teaching since 2005.

  • Courses Taught

    • 2018 -  Present: Pharmacology and Safe Medication Administration
    • 2018 - Present: Aging, Chronicity and Care Coordination
    • 2018 - Present: Community/Primary Care Based Clinical
    • 2012 - 2013: Nursing Foundations/Skills
    • 2010 - 2013: Nursing Ethics
    • 2005 - 2018: Adult Medical Surgical Nursing and Clinical
  • Research Interests

    • Innovation in the classroom, use of technology
    • Innovation clinical education in undergraduate nursing
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening methodology
  • Professional Memberships

    • National League for Nursing (NLN)
    • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
    • Oncology Nursing Society
    • Sigma Theta Tau (Sigma)
  • Awards and Accomplishments

    • 2014: Outstanding Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Sponsored 2014 DNP Intensive Conference
    • 2013: Faculty Research Grant ($500): 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
  • Intellectual Contributions (Publications)

    • 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.
  • Certifications

    • Registered Nurse (RN), Texas
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (CNS), Texas
    • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
    • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®)