Cynthia (Cindi) Figueroa

Cynthia (Cindi) Figueroa, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Family, Community and Health Systems Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6424
Business Email: cindiarn@ufl.edu

About Cynthia (Cindi) Figueroa

TEACHING

Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Figueroa (formerly Figueroa-Haas) practiced in Miami-Dade, Florida as an Adult Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in Cardio/Pulmonary issues, Intensive Care expert (CCRN Certified), Family & Internal Medicine, Dental/Oral Surgery IV sedation Director including minor facial & neck surgical procedures, Cosmetic Surgical Nurse Practitioner (intra & post operative) including administration of Facial Botox, O.R. Manager, Pediatrics, IV Expert/PICC Certified and Home Health Director of Nurses/V.P.

As an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, she is Nationally Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She was the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator for the College of Nursing (CON) at the University of Florida until the Track, along with two others was eliminated by the CON Administrators. Additionally, she advises and teaches the Family Nurse Practitioner & Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) students. She teaches both on-line & face to face didactic graduate nurse practitioner associated courses and Doctoral Nursing Practice students. Dr Figueroa is also on the front lines with all levels of undergraduate nursing students at diverse hospital settings.

RESEARCH

Dr. Figueroa’s research interest is namely centered on psychological factors associated with women’s health. Recently she published a study referencing issues related to misuse & wastage of blood products in hospital settings. Additional research interest are focused on the psychological and social factors that affect specific illnesses or client populations such as clients who seek elective cosmetic surgery, post-menopausal women & sexuality issues related to women’s health.

SERVICE

Dr. Figueroa is involved in a number of nursing organizations which include the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), National League for Nursing (NLN), Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN) and Lambda Chi Honor Society. She is also a Board Member and actively involved in the North Central Florida Advance Practice Nurses, Inc. Association and is appointed as the Liaison for the University of Florida, College of Nursing. She created a support group for families of those whose family members have been deployed or whose lives were sacrificed due to their military efforts.

Accomplishments

Has honors with the USA National Academy, Achievement Award; was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Awards and graduated with a Summa Cum Laude Status.
2005 · Barry University
Outstanding Research Award
2005 · Barry University
Sigma Theta Tan
2000 · National Nurses Honor Society
Outstanding Achievement Award for Theory and Clinically Based Nursing Research
1997 · Florida International University Nursing Alumni Association
Member
1996 · Phi Kappa Phi
Honor Society
1993-1997 · Florida International University
Achievement Award
1993 · USA National Academy

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2013-2016,2019-2020
NGR6241 Adult Nursing: Common Health Problems
2009-2016,2018-2021
NGR6241L Adlt Hlth Prob:Clinic
2013,2015-2017,2017-2022
NGR7970L Adv Nursing Project
2012-2015,2017-2021
NGR7940L Residency in Adv Nurs
2013-2021
NGR6002C Advanced Health Assessment
2019-2020
NGR6612 Family Nurse Practitioner: Complex Family Health Care (Focus On Gerontology)
2010-2016,2018-2020
NGR6941 Practicum in Nursing
2020-2022
NUR4766C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Complex Conditions
2012,2014-2019,2019-2020
NUR4944L Transition to Professional Practice
2019
NUR3066C Clinical Reasoning: Health Assessment
2017-2019
NUR4748L Clinical Practice 4: Multi-system Care
2019
NGR6612L Prac: Cmplx Fmly Cln
2019
NGR6243L Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Critically Ill Adult Laboratory
2019
NUR3227C Principles of Personalized Nursing Care 2
2019,2021
NUR3219C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Acute Conditions
2018
NUR3738 Systems of Care 2: Restoration of Wellness
2011-2014,2018
NGR6052C Adult Nursing: Diagnostics and Procedures
2018
NUR4739L Clinical Practice 3: Restoration of Wellness
2013,2015-2017,2017-2018
NUR3138C Clinical Practice 1: Wellness Promotion and Illness Prevention
2014,2016-2018
NUR3738C Clinical Practice 2: Restoration of Wellness
2009,2017
NGR6944 Indiv Clinic Practice
2010-2014,2016
NGR6247L Complex High Prevalence Illnesses Of Adults
2010-2016
NGR6247 Complex High Prevalence Illnesses Of Adults
2008,2010-2016
NGR6244L Adlt-Gero Pcnp Clin 2
2008-2016
NGR6244 Adult Nursing: Chronic Health Problems
2015
NGR6172 Pharmacothera for Apn
2015
NGR6255 Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adult
2015
NGR6850 Resrch Meth Util Nurs
2012
NUR3069C Hlth Assess and Communi
2009
NUR3119 Intro Nur Care Manage
2006-2008
NUR3067 Intro Nur Care Manage
2006-2008
NUR4256L Pract Adult/Elderly
2006
NUR3946L Ind Clinical Practice
2006
NUR3067L Clin Fund Care Manage
2022
NUR3805 Professional Nursing in the Evolving Healthcare System

Board Certifications

  • APRN, APN-BC
    AACN

Research Profile

Dr. Figueroa’s research interest is namely centered on psychological factors associated with women’s health. Other research interest are focused on the psychological and social factors that affect specific illnesses or client populations such as clients who seek elective cosmetic surgery, post-menopausal women & sexuality issues related to women’s health. Currently Dr. Figueroa is pursuing research associated with veteran Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & the effects on military families.

Dr. Figueroa’s areas of expertise is related to advanced adult health care, namely issues associated with acute and chronic illnesses, woman’s health promotion and maintenance, cosmetic surgery, home health care, nurse practitioner related dental/medical issues and administration of IV sedation.

Publications

2020
Blood Product Management: Operating Room Emerges Most Wasteful
International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Research. 3(4)
2015
Sexuality and Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness in the Elderly
. 2(2)
2012
Screening for Female Sexual Dysfunction in Primary Care Settings
Jnp-Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 8(2)
2009
Psychological issues associated with breast augmentation.
Issues in mental health nursing. 30(6):377-82 [DOI] 10.1080/01612840802488657. [PMID] 19499438.
2008
Motivating factors for seeking cosmetic surgery: a synthesis of the literature.
Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses. 28(4):177-82 [DOI] 10.1097/PSN.0b013e31818ea832. [PMID] 19092582.
2007
Effect of breast augmentation mammoplasty on self-esteem and sexuality: a quantitative analysis.
Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses. 27(1):16-36 [PMID] 17356451.
2007
Nursing students’ perceptions of clients undergoing elective cosmetic surgery.
Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses. 27(3):158-62 [PMID] 17901826.
2003
Self-esteem and cosmetic surgery: is there a relationship between the two?
Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses. 23(1):21-4 [PMID] 12803096.

Education

PhD Nursing
2005 · Barry University
Master of Science in Nursing, APRN – Adult Health Nursing
1997 · Florida International University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
1993 · Florida International University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6424
Emails:
Business:
cindiarn@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
101 S NEWELL DRIVE
PO BOX 100187
UF COLLEGE OF NURSING
GAINESVILLE FL 326100187
Business Street:
HPNP BUILDING ROOM 3239
GAINESVILLE FL 326100001