Assistant Professor of Nursing
Burgess Hall 314
Ph.D. (c) from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
M.S. from the University of Illinois
B.S. from Bradley University
Cynthia Steinwedel is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She teaches medical-surgical nursing, fundamentals of nursing, nursing research, and physical assessment in both clinical and classroom settings. Her areas of expertise include surgical, cardiac, and acute care medical-surgical nursing. She is a volunteer with various community organizations, and she is currently serving as an Editorial Board member for MEDSURG Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health.
Cynthia's background includes 18 years of critical-care experience, including the CCRN certification. Most of her clinical practice has been in surgical areas, and she also worked as a staff educator in critical care prior to coming to Bradley University. She has taught at the baccalaureate level for Bradley University and also as a lecturer at the graduate level for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Steinwedel is credentialed by the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).
Cynthia's areas of research interest include oral care in the acutely ill, family caregiving for patients with dementias and cancer, and psychosocial aspects of oncology care. She has expertise in both qualitative and mixed-methods data analysis, and has been awarded a 2010 Nursing Research Grant from the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Cynthia earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing, Summa Cum Laude (1974) from Bradley University and her Master of Science degree (1986) in medical-surgical nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was awarded the Peer Award for leadership, scholarship, and community service. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the PhD program in nursing at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.