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Dr. Cynthia Plonien DNP, RN, CENP is a professor at the University of Texas College of Nursing and Director of the Graduate Program in Nursing Administration supporting over 500 students enrolled in courses on-line as well as on-campus. Dr. Plonien is also a Column Editor for the Executive Leadership Column in the AORN Journal. From a community aspect, she is the President of the North Central Organization of Nurse Executives and is on the Board for Texas Organization of Nurse Executives. She also works within her community as Chair of the Parks Board for the City of Burleson, Texas. Prior to joining UTA, Dr. Plonien worked with various hospitals in organizations in the Tarrant and Johnson County area as Chief Nurse and VP of Clinical Practice. Her current professional projects include working with an international group to develop certificate courses in leadership and management for China, and working with the College of Architecture to develop joint electives in Health Care Facility Design for Graduate students in Architecturre and Nursing Administration.  

Texas Christan University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Nursing Administration
Masters in Nursing Education
Administration
Education
June 2013
Ongoing
Director, MSN Program for Nursing Administration
University of Texas Arlington
June 2013
Ongoing
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Texas Arlington
January 2011
January 2012
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Gordian Health Management Group
June 2004
December 2008
Chief Nursing Officer
Texas Health Harris Methodist Cleburne Hospital
August 2004
August 2004
BSN Clinical Instructor
University of Texas Arlington
January 2000
August 2004
Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer
HCA Medical Center of Arlington Hospital
August 2014
Ongoing
President
North Central Organization of Nurse Executives, NCONE/TONE
August 2014
Ongoing
Chair
City of Burleson, Texas - Parks Board
June 2013
Ongoing
Member of the Advisory Board
Hygei Tel
September 1984
Ongoing
Membership
Sigma Theta Tau
September 2013
Certified Exectuive in Nursing Practice

National certification for executives in nursing practice sponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

September 2013
Certification - Myers Briggs Type Indicator

MBTI Certification is sponsored by the Consulting Psychologist Press, inclusive of training and consultation - based on Jung's theory of Psychologica Types..

2014
Plonien, Cynthia and Williams, Marcie. Vendor Presence in the OR. AORN, July, 2014.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Plonien, Cynthia. Using Six Sigma for Revenue Retrieval. Nursing Economics, April, 2014.
Journal Article
Published
March 2013
ACO Case Management

Overview of concepts and approaches related to national best practices in patient care management employed by Accountable Care Organizations, inclusive of incorporation of Case Management.

Invited
Spring 2014
NURS 5339 - Roles and Functions of the Nurse Administrator
Examine the roles and funcitons of nurse administrators and executives in health care settings.
Last Updated on August 19, 2014, 12:06 am
August 2014
Ongoing
Board Member

City of Burleson, Parks Board - Chair

Elected
August 2014
Ongoing
North Central Organization of Nurse Executives

President

Elected
August 2014
Ongoing
Texas Organization of Nurse Executives

Board Member 

Elected