Cindy Dyson

Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of Undergraduate Programs

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Dr. Cindy Dyson is the Director of the BSN Program, both traditional and accelerated. She is a registered nurse and a National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator with a clinical background in pediatrics and maternal/newborn. Dr. Dyson has been teaching in the CSU nursing program since 1996 and has more than 25 years of experience in pediatric/newborn nursing. She earned her Doctor of Education with a concentration in Healthcare/Nursing Education from Nova Southeastern University in 2014. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Medical University of South Carolina in 1992 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 1986. She currently teaches the BSN Capstone course in the undergraduate program and several nursing education courses in the graduate program. Her research interests include identifying and remediating clinically at-risk nursing students, creating and evaluating nursing student success programs, and innovative teaching strategies in nursing education.

Dr. Dyson is a member of the university Academic Council and IRB Committee, an ex officio member of all CON undergraduate committees, a member of the College of Nursing MSN Graduate Curriculum Committee, a member of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Dr. Dyson serves as an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Peer Evaluator and is a member of the Handbell Choir at her church.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I feel that it is an honor to have the opportunity to shape our future generation of nurses by sharing my knowledge, passion, and faith. I believe that helping to educate and inspire students to be competent, confident, professional nurses who are grounded in faith is my calling.

“Perhaps you were born for such as time as this.” Esther 4:14.

Cindy Dyson, EdD, RN