CYNTHIA G. JOHNSON, MSN, RN, EdD

School of Nursing
Professor
 
 

 

 

 

Academic Rank :
Professor
Office Location :
Welch Hall Third floor - School of Nursing
Office Hours :
 
Phone :
310-243-2522
E-Mail Address :
cjohnson@csudh.edu
Mailing Address :
School of Nursing
  California State University, Dominguez Hills
  1000 E. Victoria Street
  Carson, CA 90747
 
 

Background/Teaching

Dr. Cynthia Johnson is an alumnus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing (Nursing Administration) in 1995. Dr. Johnson is a practicing registered nurse for the past thirty-four years and received her nursing experience while living in three major cities in the United States - New York, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Her clinical background is in critical care and public health. Her recent focus has been in community organizing and quality management. For the past 20 years she has been on the faculty at four colleges and universities teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently teaching Home Health, Public Health, Technology for the Information Age, and Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care. At the graduate level she taught several courses in Advanced Nursing Roles. Since 1996, she has been an Internet course developer and Associate Professor in the Master of Science in Quality Assurance Degree Program at CSU Dominguez Hills. She has been teaching web-based courses for over four years.

 

Research Interests

Her research interests focus on community health. Specifically Dr. Johnson is interested in nutrition and the health and social status of children and families.

 

Professional Activities

 
Date BOOK/COMPUTER PROGRAM
2000 Johnson, C.G. & Keely, B. Home Health Care I Computer (2000).  Program.A.S.K. Data systems, Inc., Missouri (in press).
2000

 

Johnson, C.G. & Keely, B. (2000) Working with Groups. In C.C. Clark, Community Health Promotion: Holistic/Wellness Approaches (in press) Springer Publications.
Date ARTICLES
1999 Johnson, C. G.  (1999). Knock-Your-Socks-Off Service: Can health care learn from industry? Nursing Management, 30(7), 16-19.
1999 Johnson, C. G. (1999). Evaluating Preceptorship Experiences in a Distance Nursing Program. Journal of National Black Nurses Association, 0(2), 65-78
 Date PRESENTATIONS
1999 “Developing, Teaching and Delivering a Web-Based Course.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Los Angeles, California.
1999 “Advocating for Community-based health care in the new millennium” (Keynote Speaker). Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri.
1999 “Show me the money: Writing successful grants.” Southwest Missouri State University, Department of Nursing, Springfield, Missouri.
1999 “Community-Based Curriculum: Lessons learned from serving on a Community-Based Taskforce.” Southwest Missouri State University, Department of Nursing, Springfield, Missouri.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
  • Project Director, Needs Assessment Survey Development: Project to conduct focus groups in three Associate Degree Nursing Programs, to collect data for the development of a survey, to administer to Hispanic nurses. The purpose of the needs assessment is the recruitment and retention of Hispanic nurses into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program at CSU Dominguez Hills.
  • Project Director, Needs Assessment Survey Development: Project to conduct focus groups in three Associate Degree Nursing Programs, to collect data for the development of a survey, to administer to African American nurses. The purpose of the needs assessment is the recruitment and retention of African-American nurses into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program at CSU Dominguez Hills.
  • Project Director, “A-1 Nutrition Project: A comparison of the dietary patterns, weight, and test scores for low income obese Hispanic junior high school children before and after a series of health education classes focusing on nutrition.” Elizabeth Street Learning Center, Cudhay, CA
  • Co-Project Director, Grassroots Nutrition and Fitness Project:Project to conduct Town Hall / Summit meetings to collect data on nutrition and fitness issues for children and adolescents. Project also disseminated findings to residents and legislators.
Date GRANTS
2000 Co-Project Director/Program Director, CSU Service Learning for Family Health AmeriCorps Grant. California  Commission on Improving Life Through Service ($137,000) http://www.csudh.edu/soh/americorps/index.htm
2000 Project Director: Promotional / Informational Video Dissemination Project, CSU Dominguez Hills, Division of Nursing ($2,500).
2000 Project Director, Needs Assessment Survey Development for Recruitment and Retention of African-American nurses in CSU Dominguez Hills Nursing Program ($1500).
1999 Project Director, Needs Assessment Survey Development for Recruitment and Retention of Hispanic nurses in CSU Dominguez Hills Nursing Program ($1500).
1997-99 Co-Project Director, Grassroots Policy Development Grant, focusing on nutrition and fitness. Southern California Public Health Association - California Endowment ($284,000).
  PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Association of Community Health Educators
  • Association of Community Health Educators Research Committee
  • National Advisory Board, National Black Nurses Association Representative, Best Practice Network, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
  • Research Grant Review Panel, AACN
  • California Nurses Association, Public Health Nursing Task Force
  • Member, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators
  • Government Relations Commissioner, Region 6, CNA (Immediate Past Member)Member, 
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Xi Theta Chapter 
  • Member, National Black Nurses Association
  • Home Health Nurses Association
  • Southern California Public Health Association
 
Date AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS/HONORS
1999 Interviewed by Radio Station KSMU, 91.2, Springfield Missouri – “Advocating for Community-Based Health Care for the next millennium.”
1996 Taped by Channel 33 on “Advocating for Community-Based Health Care for the next Millennium.”
1999 Certificate of Appreciation, Carson 2000, in recognition of commitment and dedication to the children and families in Carson.
1999 Award of Distinction from “The Communicator Awards” for the Division of Nursing Promotional Video.
Educational Background
1984 EdD  Higher Education, Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
1995 MSN Nursing Administration, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
1976  MS Community Health and Health Administration, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
1974 BA Sociology, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
1966 Diploma Nursing, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Diego, CA
DivisionsO
For the past four years Dr. Johnson has been the Faculty Advisor for our Nursing Student Organization (http://www.csudh.edu/soh/nso/index.htm). She is also chair of the Awards and Scholarship committee and the School of Health Representative for the University’s Honors Convocation Committee. This year she is serving as the Parliamentarian for the Academic Senate.
Hobbies
My hobbies include dancing (especially the calypso), singing, sewing, traveling, and the movies (good comedies).