Cindy Costanzo

Cindy L. Costanzo, Ph.D., RN, CNL
Senior Associate Dean
MSN Program Chair
  • Ph.D, Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2005
  • MSN, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1993
  • BSN, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1983
  • Nursing Diploma, Bryan Memorial School of Nursing, 1976
  • American Association of Clinical Nurse Leader Certification, 2009

“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. … I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

Grants

  • 2012 - Development of Emotional Intelligence as a Measure of Nursing Leadership Growth. Dean SON HFF Fund. CU Oertwich, A. (PI); Lazure, L. (CoI); Costanzo, C. (CoI); Selde, S. (CoI). Requested funding 5,000.
  • 2006-2008 - Health Futures Foundations Faculty Development Grant. Behavioral Counseling Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Sedentary African American and Hispanic American Women. Costanzo, C. (PI). Funded $19,970.00
  • Tosone, N. and Costanzo, C. (2012). Development of a guideline for treatment of deep and superficial venous thrombosis in the emergency department. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 34(2), pp. 1-14.
  • Costanzo, C. and Walker, S. (2008). Increasing self-efficacy and support for physical activity in older women. Women and Health, 47(4), 91-108.
  • Costanzo, C., Walker, S., Yates, B., McCabe, B., & Berg, K (2006). Physical activity counseling for older women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28(7), 786-801.

International:

  • Costanzo, C. (2008). Quality and Safety in Nursing in the U.S. Hebei Province, Hospital No. 3, Shi Jia Zhuang, China, October 21, 2008.

National:

  • Costanzo, C. (2010). Evolution of the Nursing Role: CNL and DNP. Child Health Corporation of American, San Francisco, CA. March 25, 2010.
  • Costanzo, C. (2010). Outcomes Focused Residency Experience: A Case Study. Oral presentation, CNL Summit American Association of Colleges of Nursing, San Diego, California, January 20-23, 2010.
  • Costanzo, C. & Ehly, R. (2008). Strategic Planning: A Catalyst for Innovation to Adopt the CNL Role. Oral presentation, CNL Summit American Association Colleges of Nursing, Tuscon, Arizona, January 20-23, 2008.
  • Costanzo, C. (2008). Clinical Nurse Leader: Panel Presentation on Model D Curriculum for the CNL. Oral presentation, CNL Summit American Association Colleges of Nursing, Tuscon, Arizona, January 20-23, 2008.

Regional:

  • Oertwich, A., Selde, S., Costanzo, C. & Lazure, L. (2014). An Evaluation of Emotional Intelligence in Undergraduate Nursing Student Leaders Over 2 Years. Oral presentation, Midwest Nursing Research Conference, March, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Woods, S. & Costanzo, C. (2013). Community Lay Worker Guided Home Blood Pressure Program for Adult Hypertension Control. Oral presentation, 2013 Midwest Nursing Research Conference, March 8, 2013, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Costanzo, C. (2010). Behavioral Counseling Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Sedentary African American and Hispanic American Women. Oral presentation, 2010 Midwest Nursing Research Conference, April 11, 2010, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Costanzo, C. & Noble-Walker, S. (2006). Physical Activity Counseling Intervention for Older Women in the Community. Oral presentation, Midwest Nursing Research, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 31-April 4, 2006.

Local:

  • Costanzo, C., Tracy, M., Laughlin, A., & Bredenkamp, N. (2013). Update on CU CON 2013. Board of Trustees, President and President of Faculty Council, Creighton University. November 4, 2013.
  • Costanzo, C. (2013). Capturing Ignatian Values in the Curricular Setting. Creighton University Assessment Committee, Omaha, Nebraska. October 22, 2013.
  • Costanzo, C. (2013). Top 10 Strategies of Positive Deviance. Creighton University School of Medicine Leadership Development Program, Omaha, Nebraska. January 29, 2013
  • Costanzo, C. (2012). Redesigning Care Processes, Coordination, and Quality at the Microsystem Level, Alumni Day, Creighton University School of Nursing.
  • Costanzo, C. (2011). Influence of Sigma Theta Tau on Evidence Based Practice. Keynote Address, Sigma Theta Tau Iota Tau Induction of New Members, September 23, 2011.
  • Costanzo, C. (2009). Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska, January 20, 2009.
  • Costanzo, C. (2008). Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader. Nursing Rounds, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, November 13, 2008.
  • Costanzo, C. (2008). Nursing Burnout- Where Do I Go From Here? Nursing Series, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska, October 16, 2008.
  • Costanzo, C. (2008). Doctor in Nursing Practice. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, October 1, 2008.
  • Costanzo, C. (2007). Improving Collaboration with Difficult Conversations. Sisters of Notre Dame Community, Omaha, Nebraska, January 23rd and May 4, 2007.
  • Costanzo, C. (2007). Transitions for New PhD Researchers. University of Nebraska Medical Center Research Day, Omaha, Nebraska, April 3, 2007.
  • Costanzo, C. (2007). Shared Governance. Mary Lanning Medical Center, Hastings, Nebraska, April 4, 2007.
  • Costanzo, C. (2006). Clinical Nurse Leader. Mary Lanning Medical Center, Hastings, Nebraska, Hasting, Nebraska, October 11, 2006.
  • Costanzo, C. (2006). Working Collaboratively within a Community, Three Part Series, Sisters of Notre Dame Community, January 14, May 15, and September 10, 2006.
  • Costanzo, C. (2006). The Clinical Nurse Leader. Nebraska Organization for Nurse Executives, Omaha, Nebraska, October, 2006.
  • Costanzo, C. (2006). A Nurse Leadership Series for Nursing Staff. The Multicultural Training Institute, Omaha, Nebraska. March 15, 2006.
  • Costanzo, C. (2005). A Nurse Leadership Series for Nursing Staff. The Multicultural Training Institute, Omaha, Nebraska, November 12th, 2005.

Poster Presentations

National:

  • Schlup Woods, S. & Costanzo, C. (2012). Community Lay Worker Guided Home Blood Pressure Program for Adult Hypertension Control. DNP Practice Conference, 5th Annual in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Galt K. A., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Huggett, K., Hansen, T., & Hercinger, M.  (2011). Interprofessional Patient Safety Day for Health Professions Students” at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Research Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011. Chairperson and coordinator of the interdisciplinary team for the Interprofessional Patient Safety Day.

Regional:

  • Lazure, L., Oertwich, A., Costanzo, C. & Selde, S. (2013). Development of Emotional Intelligence as a Measure of Nursing Leadership Growth. 2013 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, March 8, 2013, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Schmidt, A. & Costanzo, C. (2013). Preventing progression of post-thrombotic syndrome: Quality improvement evidence-based project for post-deep vein thrombosis patients. 2013 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, March 9, 2013, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Huggett, K., Hansen, T., Polich, A., Maio, A., Galt, K., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K., Abbott, A.,  Hercinger, M. (2011). Today You Made a Difference: An Innovative Interprofessional Patient Safety Day. Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Omaha, NE, March 18, 2011
  • Costanzo, C. (2008). Six Month Preliminary Results of a Behavioral Counseling Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Sedentary African American and Hispanic American Women. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Indianapolis, IN., March 28-31, 2008.
  • Costanzo, C. (2007). Behavioral Counseling Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in Sedentary African American and Hispanic American Women, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Omaha, NE., March 23-26, 2007.
  • Costanzo, C. & Noble-Walker, S. (2006). Physical Activity Counseling Intervention for Older Women in the Community. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Milwaukee, WI., March 31-April 3, 2006.

State:

  • Galt K. A., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Huggett, K., Hansen, T., & Hercinger, M. (2011). Interprofessional Patient Safety Day for Health Professions Students. Nebraska League for Nursing 3rd Annual Excellence in Nursing Education Show Case, Omaha, NE, November 3, 2011. Chairperson and coordinator of the interdisciplinary team for the Interprofessional Patient Safety Day.

Local:

  • Huggett, K., Hansen, T., Polich, A., Maio, A., Galt, K., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K., Abbott, A., Hercinger, M. (2011). Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE, March 18, 2011.
  • Costanzo, C. & Noble-Walker, S. (2005). Physical Activity Counseling Intervention for Older Women in the Community. UNMC Spring Symposium, Omaha, NE, April, 2005.