Cynthia L. Allen, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, is an assistant professor of nursing at George Washington University School of Nursing (GW SON). Dr. Allen teaches in the Family Nurse Practitioner program and serves as a DNP Project Primary Advisor. Within GW Nursing, she is an active member on the Advisory Council for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as well as the Council for Healthy Work & Learning Environment. Dr. Allen serves as a case developer and faculty facilitator with GW SON & Milken School of Public Health for Interprofessional Educational experiences. She is a mentor for GW Antiracism Nursing Student Alliance. Cindy is a recent graduate scholar of Sigma's Experienced Academic Leadership Academy.
Previously, Dr. Allen was at the Medical University of South Carolina for over 20 years. She served as a clinical assistant professor within the Department of Family Medicine for the past eight years as a primary care provider, preceptor for nurse practitioner and medical students and Co-PI for the HRSA Residency Education through Simulation in Procedural and Emergency Care Training grant. Dr. Allen is a recipient of the Palmetto Gold Award and was awarded the Golden Lamp Award four consecutive years while at the Medical University of South Carolina. She served as a course coordinator for core FNP courses inclusive of on-campus intensive sessions and assisted with the MSN-DNP innovative online curriculum. Dr. Allen received her PhD (2005) and FNP (1995) from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Her interests include interprofessional education, primary health care, cardiovascular wellness initiatives, healthcare simulation, telemedicine, health equity, and building a healthy work and learning environment.