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. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Aministration from Texas Christain University and her MSN and BSN from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Plonien is also a Column Editor for the Executive Leadership Column in the AORN Journal. In service to the profession of nursing, she is the President of the North Central Organization of Nurse Executives, on the Board for Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, the Board for the DFW Great 100 Nurses, and the Advisory Committee on Education for the Texas Board of Nursing. She also works within her community as a member 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. Recent publications include topics on budget management, cost control, administratiive protocol, the use of Six Sigma for revenue retrieval, case management, communication, continuous quality improvement. and medical tourism.
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.
Quality Boot Camp is a collaborative effort between Southwestern Medical University and UTA involving the development and presentation of an intensive program in Quality Processes as well as an extension of the program involving completed projects with submissions to an International Quailty Conference. Student participants will include Medical Students at Southwestern University, UTA Engineering Students and DNP students from the College of Nursing. My role is development and implementation of the program as well as sponsorship of PI Projects initiated by teams of Medical Students, Engineering Students and DNP students.
Developed and taught Certification Course for Advanced Financial Management and Quality Improvement comprised of three individual courses:
1. Basics of Financial Management
2. Continuous Quality Improvement and Evidenced Based Practice
3. Communication and Reporting
The Certification is Part 3 of 3 of a larger Specialization Course in Leadership and Management, sponsored by UTA with Academic Partners, taught on-line and marketed to China.
Student: Ingrid Kindepan RN, MSN, CCRN
Student - Michael Watson APRN, FNP-BC. Published March of 2015 JAANP.
2014 - Expanded role of the Academic Director in support of Associate Dean fulfilling interim duties of the Dean. Managed petitions, grievances, admissions.
2013 - Expanded role of the Director in support of Associate Dean fulfilling interim duties of the Dean - managing petitions, grievances, admissions