As Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. Cynthia Hudson brings exemplary achievements in scholarship and service. Her experience as both a military and civilian nurse across the United States and Germany complements North Park’s mission of preparing students for lives of significance and service. Board-certified as a Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and as a Nurse Educator, Dr. Hudson is committed to serving the community and the underserved.
Beginning in 2011, Dr. Hudson worked in administrative roles. Since 2016 she served as the founding director and chief academic officer for the University of Houston-Victoria nursing program overseeing the development and national accreditation of a new nursing program after serving as the dean at Langston University School of Nursing and Health Professions.
Dr. Hudson’s published work and presentations include childhood obesity, academic clinical partnerships to service the underserved, and interprofessional education.
Actively involved in professional organizations, Dr. Hudson is the editor-in-chief of Nursing: Research and Reviews and has served as a vice-president of the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators.
Dr. Hudson received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University, a Masters of Arts in Management & Supervision from Central Michigan University, a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh, a postmaster’s certificate in Public Health Nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Doctorate in Nursing Science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania.