Title/Position: Assistant Professor of ClinicalProfile:
Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN
School of Nursing and Health Studies
M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing Education
Telephone: (305) 284-2080
PhD in Nursing, Marquette University, 2010
MSN in Nursing, Cardinal Stritch University, 2003
BSN in Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, 1997
Research and Academic Interests
Virtual Clinical Simulation
Honors and Awards
Sloan-C Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012
Blackboard Catalyst Award: Exemplary Course, 2012
Sigma Theta Tau International, 2006
The Chancellor’s List, 2005-2006
Manchester Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women Nom. 2005-2006
WTCS Standard Five Year Teaching Certificate, 2005
Golden Key National Honor Society Member, 1997
NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee, 1997
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (4.0 Club), 1997
VCU Division I Athletic Volleyball Scholarship, 1993-1997
Metro Conference Student Athlete of the Year, 1994
College of Humanities and Sciences Top 1% GPA Recognition, 1993-1997
Funded Grants (Active)
Sigma Theta Tau Research Award: Use of Virtual Clinical Simulation (VCS) to Improve Communication Skills of RN to BSN Students: A Pilot Study
Diversity Committee Member, Waukesha County Technical College, 2010-2011
Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, 2008-2011
Marquette University Project BEYOND (Building Ethnic Youth Opportunities for Nursing Diversity) Advisory Board Member, 2007-2011
Internationalizing the College Committee Member, 2007-2011
Sigma Theta Tau International, 2007-2011
Waukesha Hispanic Nursing Project Advisory Board Member, 2006-2011
American Nurses Association, 2006-2011
Wisconsin Education Association Council, 2003-Present, 2004-2011
National League for Nursing, 2003-2011
WCTC Recruitment and Retention Committee, Chairperson, 2003-2011
MCV Staff Education Committee, 1998-1999
MCV Quality Control Committee, 1998-1999
National Student Nurses Association, 1995-1997
Foronda, C., Godsall, L., & Trybulski, J. Virtual Clinical Simulation in Nursing: Present and Future. XIII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium. September 5-7, 2012. Miami Beach, Florida
Godsall, L. & Foronda, C. “Virtual Clinical Simulation is an Emerging Cybergogy.” Sloan Consortium 5th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium. July 25, 2012. Las Vegas, Nevada
Foronda, C., Snowden, K., Godsall, L. & Peragallo, N. “Mentoring Future Minority Nurse Leaders: An Innovative Framework.” 37th Annual National Association of Hispanic Nurses Conference: Healthcare Reform: Mentoring the Next Generation of Nursing Leaders. July 17-20, 2012. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Godsall, L., McKay, M., & Foronda, C. “Teaching and Learning Theory in Clinical Nursing Education Online: NUR 551.” BbWorld’12. New Orleans, Louisiana. July 10-12, 2012.
Foronda, C. Keynote Presentation: “Simulation in Nursing: Student Evaluation, Research and Future Directions.” 2012 WCTC Simulation Conference: Nursing Clinical Simulation as a Teaching Tool. June 3, 2012. Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Foronda, C., Godsall, L., & Trybulski, J. “Virtual Clinical Simulation: A State of the Science.” 2012 WCTC Simulation Conference: Nursing Clinical Simulation as a Teaching Tool. June 3, 2012. Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Godsall, L. & Foronda, C. “You Can Look Fabulous in Virtual Reality.” Teaching, Colleges, & Community Worldwide Online Conference 2012. April 18, 2012.
Foronda, C. & Godsall, L. “Virtual Clinical Simulation: Cybergogy of the Future!” Drexel University Simulation in Healthcare: Where No One Has Gone Before. March 20-23, 2012. Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Foronda, C., Liu, S, & Bauman, E. (In submission). Evaluation of simulation in undergraduate nurse education: An integrative review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
Foronda, C., Godsall, L., & Trybulski, J. (In press). Virtual clinical simulation in nursing: A state of the science. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
Godsall, L. & Foronda, C. (2012). Instructional design as change agent in a school of nursing. Distance Learning, 9(3), 1-10.
Foronda, C. & Belknap, R.A. (2012). Transformative learning through study abroad in low-income countries. Nurse Educator, 37(4), 157-161.
Foronda, C. & Belknap, R.A. (2012). Short of transformation: American ADN students’ thoughts, feelings, and experiences of studying abroad in a low-income country. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 9 (1): 1-16.
Foronda C. (2008). Cultural sensitivity: A concept analysis. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 19(3), 207-212.
Foronda, C. & Waite, R. (2008). Mexican American mothers’ health practices for febrile children. Hispanic Health Care International, 6(3), 122-131.