Cynthia O'Neal, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies & Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing
Dr. O’Neal is a tenured associate professor in the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing and is a seasoned academician with over 27 years of experience in nursing education. She earned a doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University and is an experienced administrator with a focus on undergraduate education. She fosters faculty excellence by supporting faculty as they engage in classroom and clinical innovation, particularly in the areas of simulation and interprofessional education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC) and National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education released a consensus guidance on developing high quality interprofessional education (IPE) in 2019. Stressing the importance of IPE, institutional leaders with responsibility for accreditation and IPE were advised to create systematic IPE approaches to facilitate institution-wide collaboration. Leaders responsible for planning and implementing IPE were encouraged to develop program-specific IPE plans. Individual professions occupy a unique and valuable position within the…