Cynthia Jackson, DNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Department of Community Mental Health Nursing


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Birmingham in Alabama, 2009
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of South Alabama, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of South Alabama, 1998
  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Bishop State Community College, 1989
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Southwest State Technical College, 1986


  • Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2004

Research Interests

  • Reducing health disparities among vulnerable populations
  • Increasing access to affordable healthcare

Completed Research Support

  • Washington, C. L. (2012-2013). Cultural and Spiritual Sensitivity as a Model for Individualized Diabetic Management, USA Health Disparity Research Group (Pilot Grant), Mobile, AL
    Role: PI


  • Arrieta MI, Fisher L, Shaw T, Bryan V, Hudson A, Eastburn S, Shelley-Tremblay S, Hanks R, Washington-Lewis C, Roussell L, Dagenais P, Icenogle M, Slagle M, Parker L, Crook E. (2017). Consolidating the Academic End of a Community-Based Research Venture to Address Health Disparities. The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement,

  • Washington, C.W. (2010). Empowering Community Health: An Educational Approach. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 27 (4).


Graduate Courses Taught

  • CMN 571 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • CMN 572 Family Nurse Practitioner I
  • CMN 571 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I
  • NURS 501 Healthcare Policy/ Ethics
  • NURS 504 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NURS 505 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURS 506 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • MN 511 Assessment & Evaluation
  • NURS 521 Nursing Issues, Informatics and health Technology
  • MN 554 FNP I Across the Lifespan
  • MN 560 FNP I practicum
  • MN 561 FNP II Practicum
  • PC 605 Clinical Decision making
  • PC 606 Theories and Concepts of Advanced Primary Care Nursing
  • NP 614 Chronic Problems
  • PC 618 Research
  • NURS 618 Teaching Strategies and Evaluation
  • NURS 619 Curriculum Development
  • NURS 668 Capstone
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Honors and Awards

  • Trainership in Family Nurse Practitioner, University of South Alabama, 2002
  • Search Scholarship Award, University of South Alabama, 2003
  • Thelma B. Walker Scholarship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008
  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2009


  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • USA Health Disparity Research Group Advisory Board Member