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Cindy Walters

Cynthia Walters, DNP, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Nursing

Fisher Hall 550K
Phone: 412.396.1513


DNP, Nursing, Duquesne University, 2012
MSN, Nursing, Duquesne University, 2004
BSN, Nursing, Duquesne University, 2003

Dr. Cynthia Walters joined Duquesne University School of Nursing as a part-time clinical instructor in 2004 and became a full time faculty member in 2008. Dr. Walters earned her Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Duquesne University.

Dr. Walters has a diverse nursing background that includes Forensic Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Occupational Health, and Holistic Nursing. Dr. Walters is the RN-BSN Track Coordinator. She is board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse. through the American Holistic Nursing Association and integrates holistic health care modalities and cultural applications into the undergraduate curriculum.

Her current scholarship focuses on holistic nursing, community health and wellness. One of her recent projects is the development of safe sleep interventions for caregivers of infants in multiple housing projects located in the Pittsburgh area. She formed a partnership with the Allegheny County Housing Authority and Sudden Infant Death Services of PA to help educate individuals and communities about SIDS. She has developed an interactive, on-line SIDS training module for nursing students and has promoted SIDS awareness to students. She presented her work at the Cribs for Kids Second National Conference and along with a colleague, she won the Duquesne University Creative Teaching award for implementing SIDS into a web-based teaching module, "The Virtual Clinic".

Dr. Walters is a member of the American Holistic Nursing Association, International Association of Forensic Nurses, the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, the Duquesne School of Nursing Alumni Association.


Research Interests

  • Nursing Education
  • Community Wellness and Safety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Homelessness
  • Incarceration
  • Community Health Disparities

Community Impact Award:  American Cancer Society 2007