Cindy Costanzo, MS, PhD
Cindy Costanzo, MS, PhD

Cindy Costanzo, MS, PhD

Associate Professor
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School
College of Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • Leadership, administration.

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Doctorate

Position

  • Associate Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Teaching Activity

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice Clinical Systems Adminstration

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

  • Costanzo, C., Doll, J. & Jensen, G. (2017). Shared Decision Making, Chapter 12.  Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions. 4th edition. Submitted. , 4th edition, Elsevier, 2017
  • Woods, S. & Costanzo, C. (2016). Community Lay Worker Guided Home-based Monitoring Program for Hypertension Control., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 9(2), 1-8, 2016
  • Petersen, E. & Costanzo, C. (2017). Assessment of Clinical Alarms Influencing Nurse's Perception of Alarm Fatigue.
    Dimensions of Critical Care. , Dimensions of Critical Care, 36(1), 36-44, 2016
  • Costanzo, C. (2016). Nursing Students Immersion has a Life-Altering Effect: Four Charisms Frame a Nursing Education., Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, 49, Article 17, 1-2, 2016
  • Palmer, J., Carrico, C. & Costanzo, C. (2015). Identifying and Overcoming Perceived Barriers of Providers Towards HPV Vaccination: A Literature Review., Journal of Vaccines, Volume 2015, Article ID 869468, 1-7, 2015
  • Kvamme, A. and Costanzo C. (2015). Preventing Progression of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome for Patients Post-Deep Vein Thrombosis., Medical Surgical Nursing, 24(1), 27-35, 2015
  • Meyers, M. and Costanzo C. (2015). Shared Governance in a Clinic System., Nursing Administration Quarterly, 39 (1), 51-57, 2015
  • Kempnich, J. and Costanzo C. (2014). World Café Leadership Development., Nurse Leader, 12 (6), 98-101, 2014
  • Tosone, N. and Costanzo, C. (2012). Development of a guideline for treatment of deep and superficial venous thrombosis in the emergency department., Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 34(2), 1-14, 2012
  • Johnson, P. & Costanzo, C. (2017). Predictive Staffing Simulation Model Methodology., Nursing Economics, in press

Presentations

  • Costanzo C. (2016).  Caring in a Complex World, Alumni Day, Creighton University                                                      College of Nursing. Facilitated Panel., 2016
  • Strategic Communication in Times of Change: Leadership Skills to Engage Diverse Teams, 2015
  • Costanzo, C.; Oertwich, A., Selde, S. (2015). An Evaluation of EQI in Undergraduate Nursing Student Leaders. Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 7-11, 2015., 2015
  • Caring in a Complex World. Alumni Day, Creighton University School of Nursing. Participant on panel, 2014
  • Oertwich, A., Selde, S., Costanzo, C. & Lazure, L. (2014). An Evaluation of Emotional Intelligence in Undergraduate Nursing Student Leaders Over 2 Years. Midwest Nursing Research Conference, March, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri., 2014
  • Costanzo, C., Tracy, M., Laughlin, A., & Bredenkamp, N. (2013). Update on CU CON 2013. Board of Trustees, President and President of Faculty Council, Creighton University. November 4, 2013., 2013
  • Schoening, A. & Costanzo, C. (2013). Discerning the Journey: Assessing Ignation Values, Creighton University Assessment Committee, Omaha, Nebraska. October 22, 2013., 2013
  • Caring in a Complex World: Leading Healthcare Technology. Facilitated panel. Alumni Day, Creighton University School of Nursing., 2013
  • Schmidt, A. & Costanzo, C. (2013). Preventing progression of post-thrombotic syndrome: Quality improvement evidence-based project for post-deep vein thrombosis patients. 2013 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, March 9, 2013, Chicago, Illinois., 2013
  • Lazure, L., Oertwich, A., Costanzo, C. & Selde, S. (2013). Development of Emotional Intelligence as a Measure of Nursing Leadership Growth. 2013 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, March 8, 2013, Chicago, Illinois., 2013
  • Woods, S. & Costanzo, C. (2013). Community Lay Worker Guided Home Blood Pressure Program for Adult Hypertension Control. 2013 Midwest Nursing Research Conference, March 8, 2013, Chicago, Illinois., 2013
  • Costanzo, C. (2013). Top 10 Strategies of Positive Deviance. Creighton University School of Medicine Leadership Development Program, Omaha, Nebraska. January 29, 2013, 2013
  • Galt, K., Costanzo, C., Abbott, A., Clark, B., Fuji, K., Kalkowski, M., Polich, A., Siracuse, M. (2013). Patient Safety: Leadership Development for College of Medicine., 2013
  • Costanzo, C. (2012). Redesigning Care Processes, Coordination, and Quality at the Microsystem Level, Alumni Day, Creighton University School of Nursing, 2012
  • Costanzo, C. (2012). Teaching Circle: What Factors Motivate Students to Learn. Facilitated group discussion., 2012
  • Schlup Woods, S. & Costanzo, C. (2012). Community Lay Worker Guided Home Blood Pressure Program for Adult Hypertension Control. DNP Practice Conference, 5th Annual in St. Louis, Missouri., 2012
  • Costanzo, C. (2011). Influence of Sigma Theta Tau on Evidence Based Practice. Keynote Address, Sigma Theta Tau Iota Tau Induction of New Members, September 23, 2011., 2011
  • Galt K. A., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Huggett, K., Hansen, T., & Hercinger, M. (2011). Interprofessional Patient Safety Day for Health Professions Students” at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Research Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011. Chairperson and coordinator of the interdisciplinary team for the Interprofessional Patient Safety Day., 2011
  • Huggett, K., Hansen, T., Polich, A., Maio, A., Galt, K., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K., Abbott, A., Hercinger, M. (2011). Today You Made a Difference: An Innovative Interprofessional Patient Safety Day. Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Omaha, NE, March 18, 2011, 2011
  • Evolution of the Nursing Role: CNL and DNP, 2010

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.
  • Lenz, T.; Heineman, Laura; Costanzo, C.; Interprofessional Prevention Education Institute Evaluation Subgrant, “Creighton University Interprofessional Health and Wellness” Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). (Faculty Collaborator; Minor. Proposed Award Amount; $4,000.