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.
National certification for executives in nursing practice sponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
MBTI Certification is sponsored by the Consulting Psychologist Press, inclusive of training and consultation - based on Jung's theory of Psychologica Types..
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.