Cynthia “Cindy” Webner received her Nursing Diploma over 40 years ago from Toledo Hospital School of Nursing, in Toledo, Ohio, her BSN from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, and both her MSN as an acute care CNS and her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She completed post master’s certificate as an adult-gero acute care NP at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She has worked in the roles of staff nurse, nurse manager and heart center administration in a wide variety of clinical practice settings surrounding the medical and surgical cardiovascular patient. As an advanced practice nurse, she has managed the acutely ill hospitalized cardiac patients. Her clinical practice has included a focus on the chronically critically ill heart failure patients both inpatient and outpatient, the cardiac arrest population with the use of targeted temperature management, nephrology and endocrinology. Cindy maintains multiple certifications through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses including Acute Care CNS (CCNS), Acute Care NP-Adult Gero (ACNPC-AG), Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN), and Cardiac Medical Certification (CMC). She also maintains her status as a Certified HF Nurse (CHFN).
In addition to her clinical practice Cindy is adjunct faculty for Malone University in Canton, Ohio where she is the Clinical Coordinator for the ACNP-AG program. Cindy volunteers at a local free clinic for the uninsured and has participated in medical mission outreach in the Dominican Republic and in Peru. Cindy is a partner in two education and consulting businesses: Key Choice and Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates (CNEA). She is co-author of the book Cardiovascular Nursing Practice: A Comprehensive Resource Manual and Study Guide for Clinical Nurses. Cindy is a past recipient of the Circle of Excellence award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Cindy speaks nationally on cardiovascular, critical care and leadership topics and has been doing so for nearly 20 years. Cindy feels blessed to have encountered so many nurses pursuing excellence over the years. She is happy to find so many who are passionate about clinical practice. Cindy hopes her presentations encourage nurses to be the best they can be every day because the patients are counting on it.
Cynthia “Cindy” Webner
DNP, CCNS, ACNPC-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
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