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Dr Cynthia Hickman, Ph.D., RN., MSN/Ed, BSN

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Dr. Cynthia Jean Hickman received her Ph.D. in Health Services with a specialization in leadership from Walden University. Her research focus is nutritional health with a focus on nutritional food label education. She is the 2019 Walden University Social Change Fellow and grant recipient which is allowing ongoing research around nutritional health in rural populations focusing on older adults.

Dr. Hickman obtained her Master’s in Nursing with a specialization in nursing education from Walden University, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Prairie View A & M University and received a diploma in nursing from Toledo Hospital School of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio. She has over 26 years of cardiovascular nursing experience in an acute-care setting. Dr. Hickman has written and contributed to academic and non-academic journals. Out shortly, will be her book on her 20-year journey of care giving.  Last year, she co-authored in the book entitled Going Beyond the Ph.D.: The Next Step produced by Anthology Inspired Press.

Currently a member of the Leadership Succession committee of Beta-Beta Houston and very honored to serve.

Dr. Hickman is currently as part-time faculty at Capella University, teaching in the RN/BSN FlexPath program while being very active in her community of Missouri City, Texas.

Particularly interested in student success encouraging the next generation of nursing students to excel in scholarship and service; not only in the acute-care setting but the community as well. Mentoring is essential in the nursing profession. It is important to give back to the profession.


Walden University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
PhD Health Services In progress, 2016
Specialization in Education
2013 To 2016
Dissertation: Influences of Nutritional Food Label Education on Obese African American Women
Advisor: Dr. Scott McDoniel and Dr. Michael Bruent

Walden University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
MSN/Education, 2009
2007 To 2009

Walden University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Master of Science in Nursing, 2014
Specialization in Leadership
2007 To 2009

Prairie View A&M University
1992 To 1994