Cindy West, DNP, APRN, CRNA | UTMB School of Nursing

Cindy West

DNP, APRN, CRNA

Assistant Professor

Cindy West, DNP, APRN, CRNA | UTMB School of Nursing

Cindy West

DNP, APRN, CRNA

Assistant Professor

Cindy West

DNP, APRN, CRNA


Overview

Education

  • University of Texas Health Science Center — Cizik School of Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice) 2019
  • Charity Hospital/Xavier University (Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesiology) 2002
  • Southern University A&M College (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) 1995

Areas of Research, Teaching, And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

  • Houston Baptist University-School of Nursing - Adjunct Nursing Professor
  • Staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Greater Houston Anesthesiology
  • DNP Mentor / CRNA Preceptor - MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
  • APRN Mentor for Professional Practice Program - Mentor
  • Detoxification Unit Registered Nurse - Charity Hospital
  • Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse - Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Workflow Process: Using Bispectral Index Monitoring for Pediatric Patients Requiring Anesthesia for Radiotherapy - Author

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Concepts of Pathophysiology
  • NP Diagnostic Reasoning and Procedures
  • DNP-Quality Improvement for Clinical Practice

Selected Accomplishments

  • Doctoral Fellowship - Quality Improvement Initiative for anesthesia related perioperative dental injuries, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2017 - Contributor
  • Doctoral Fellowship - Quality Improvement Initiative revision for pediatrics receiving oral contrast for outpatient procedures requiring anesthesia, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2018 - Contributor

Professional Memberships

  • Toastmaster's International Inc.
  • Honor Society
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated

Certifications

  • Certification of Nursing Education = University of Texas - Cizik Scool of Nursing - 2020
  • National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) - 2020 - present

Publications

  • Zavala, A., Delgado, K., Casarez, V., Alnatour, O., West, C., Williams, U., Owusu-Agyemang, P. (2018). Dental Injuries in the Perianesthetic Period: A Case Study. Poster session Presented at Anesthesia Symposium. Co-Author