Cindy Hudson

Cindy Hudson

Cindy Hudson
Founding Director, Nursing Program, Associate Professor
Phone: (361) 570-4295


Fellow, Leadership in Nursing Academic Programs, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2012

Inter-Professional Faculty Development Institute Program- Medical University of South Carolina, 2009

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Post-graduate training in Online Education, Thomas Edison State College, 2006

DNSc, University of Tennessee-Memphis, 2004

Post-Masters, Public Health Nursing, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002

MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh, 1997

MA in Administration, Healthcare, Central Michigan University, 1982

BSN, Duquesne University, 1976

License and Credentials

Texas RN License

Certified Nurse Educator,  2005 - present

Published Research

Hudson, C. E., Cherry, D. J., Ratcliffe, S. J., & McClellan, L. C., (2009). Head start children’s lifestyle behaviors, parental perceptions of weight, and bmi. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 24 (4), 292-301.

Hudson, C., Stotts,R., Pruett, J., & Cowan, P. (2005). Parents’ diet-related attitudes and knowledge, family fast food dollars spent, and the relation to BMI and fruit and vegetable intake of their preschool children. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research. 5 (6). Online:

Current Scholarly Projects

Gary, J. & Hudson, C. E. (2016). Reverse Engineering: A strategy to teach evidence-based practice and writing competences to online RN to BSN students. Journal of Nursing Education.

Hudson, C. E., Sanders, M. K., & Pepper, C. (2013). Interprofessional education and pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing students: An integrative review. Nurse Educator. 38 (2), 76-80. doi:10.1097/NNE.obo13e312996d.

Hudson, C. E., Gaillard, S., & Duffy, N. (2011). University and veterans administration nursing academy partnership: Meeting the needs of veterans. Nurse Educator.36 (1), 7-8.

Hudson, C. E. (2008) An integrative review of obesity prevention in African American children. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing. 31 (4), 147-170.

Hudson, C. E. (2008). Being overweight and obese: Black children ages 2-5 years. The Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal.19 (2), 89-91.


Hudson, CE. “MUSC College of Nursing’s Role in Providing Health Care for Homeless in Charleston: Service-learning.”  Charleston’s Homeless Summit and Mayor’s Council on Homelessness, Charleston, South Carolina.  2009

Florence Henderson Research Seminar. November 2005. Invited Presenter.  Parents’ Diet-Related Attitudes and Knowledge and the Relation to their  Preschool Children’s’ BMI. Hudson, C., Stotts, R., Pruett, J., &  Cowan, P.

2007 Research Day, STTI, Delta Phi Chapter. Disparity in Overweight of US Preschool-Aged Children and Their Fruit and Vegetable Intake. Hudson, C., Stotts, R., Pruett, J., & Cowan, P.

National VA Nursing Academy Conference, 2010. “Veterans Administration Nursing Academy and University Partnership: Meeting the Needs of Homeless and Returning Veterans in a Southeastern Community.” Duffy, N, Hudson, C.E., Gaillard, S. & Painter, A.

National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference (2007). School-Community Collaboration = Children Health Promotion –Awarded “Outstanding Health Promotion Presentation of 2007.

Professional Memberships & Service

Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, Past Vice-President, 2013-2015; Past-Nomination Committee Chair, 2011-2013

Editor-in-Chief, Nursing: Research and Reviews [International Online & Peer-Reviewed]

Editorial Board of the journal Nursing and Health [International Online & Peer-Reviewed]

Reviewer for several nursing and health professions journals

Texas State Nurses Association