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Cynthia Weston

Cynthia Weston

Associate Dean for Clinical and Outreach Affairs, Assistant Professor

College of Nursing
1359 TAMU
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, TX   77807-1359

Phone: 979-436-0178
Fax: 979-436-0098

Education and Training

Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2014

Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 2001

Master of Science in Nursing, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1995

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1989

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

  • Texas Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse, Advance Practice Registered Nurse (RN, APRN: Family Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • American Heart Association: Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Research Interests

Health promotion/disease prevention/wellness

Cancer prevention and screenings

Improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations

Increasing access to healthcare

Innovative pedagogy in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) curriculum

Interprofessional education and practice

Cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery/congenital heart disease

Select Publications

  • Dormire, S., Gary, J., Weston, C. & Holland, B. (April 24, 2019). Message heard: Insights for doctoral program design from community partners. Sage Open Nursing.

  • Weston, C., Akinolatan, M., Lichorad, A., McClelland, D., Helduser, J., Ojinnaka, C., Holland, B. and Bolin, J. (2018). The impact of interprofessional education on family nurse practitioners’and family medicine residents’ knowledge and confidence in screening for breast and cervical cancer. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(9), 511-518. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000072

  • Akinolatan, M., Bolin, J., & Weston, C. (2018). Individual and county-level predictors of cervical cancer screening: A multi-level analysis. Public Health, 160, 116-124. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.03.026

  • Weston, C., Page, R., Jones-Schubart, K. & Akinlotan, M. (2018). Improving cancer screening for underserved women through an FNP student-led clinic. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14(5), e101-e104.

  • Ojinnaka CO, McClellan DA, Weston C., Pekarek K, Helduser JW, Bolin JN. (2017). Determinants of HPV vaccine awareness among females: opportunities for interventions. Preventive Medicine Reports. 

  • Weston, C., Husain, S.A.,Curzon, C.L., Neish, S., Kennedy, G.T. Bonagurio, K. & Gosselin, K. (2016). Improving outcomes for infants with single ventricle physiology through standardized feeding during the interstage. Nursing Research and Practice, 2016 Article ID 9505629, 7 pages.

  • Weston, C. & Weston, J. (2015). Applying the Beers and STOPP criteria to care of the critically ill older adult. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 38(3), 231-236.

  • Weston, C. & Bennett, C. (2009). Improving cardiac outcomes and patient satisfaction: NP practice in a community hospital, Advance for Nurse Practitioners, 17(5), 31-34.

  • Weston, C., Joseph, K., Jesurum, J., & Houston, S. (1995). A comparison of thermoresuscitation methods in the postoperative cardiovascular surgery patient, American Journal of Critical Care, 4(3), 256.


  • ELAN Fellowship 2019-2020; Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Board of Directors: Texas Nurse Practitioners Association, 2016-2020
  • TNP Nominating Committee, Co-chair 2018, Chair, 2017
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi lota Chapter, Vice-President, 2016-2018
  • DAISY Faculty Award Nominee, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Nurse of the Year Finalist, West Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Good Samaritan Foundation Outstanding Nurses, Bronze Award, 2010
  • Nurse of the Year, Texas Nurses Association District 22, 1998
  • Betty Baker Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Nursing, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1996
Last edited by: krhoades 08/19/2019

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