Cindy L. Costanzo, MS, PhD

Cindy L. Costanzo, MS, PhD

Cindy L. Costanzo, MS, PhD

Associate Professor
Senior Associate Dean, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate School
Program Director, Healthcare Management and Public Health
Graduate School

Expertise/Specializations

  • Leadership, administration.

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice Clinical Systems Administration

Biography

Cindy Costanzo PhD, RN, CNL is a Senior Associate Dean within the Graduate School at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to her role as Senior Associate Dean, she holds a position as Department Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies overseeing 7 Master’s programs, and is lead for the DNP Clinical Systems Administration track within the College of Nursing. She has been at Creighton University since 2005 in an academic role but has held numerous education and administrative roles within acute care health systems. In her tenure at Creighton University she has served as past Interim Dean, Senior Associate Dean and Program Chair for the Master of Science in Nursing for the College of Nursing. Creighton University health sciences program has a Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research and she works closely with this team in an administrative council role. She has a strong research interest in shared decision-making, working with vulnerable populations for healthy lifestyle change and interprofessional leadership.  

 

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • , 4th edition, Elsevier
  • , 9(2), 1-8
  • , 36(1), 36-44
  • , 49, Article 17, 1-2
  • , Volume 2015, Article ID 869468, 1-7
  • , 24(1), 27-35
  • , 39 (1), 51-57
  • , 12 (6), 98-101
  • , 34(2), 1-14
  • , in press

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Shared decision-making, working with vulnerable populations for healthy lifestyle change and interprofessional leadership.  

Grant Funding Received

  • Health Futures Foundations Faculty Development Grant Behavioral Counseling Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Sedentary African American and Hispanic AmericanWomen. Costanzo, C. (PI). Funded $19,970.00
  • Development of Emotional Intelligence as a Measure of Nursing Leadership Growth. Dean SON HFF Fund. CU Oertwich, A. (PI); Lazure, L. (CoI); Costanzo, C. (CoI); Selde, S. (CoI). Requested funding 5,000.