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Cynthia Diefenbeck

Cynthia Diefenbeck

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
369 McDowell Hall





  • PsyD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Psychology
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, CNS in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • BSN, University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Factors influencing underrepresented minority applicant’s acceptance of admission offers to BSN programs; understanding the lived experiences of AA and Latino students in predominantly white BSN programs; innovative recruitment and retention programs for underrepresented minority nursing students; study of burnout in nurses and nursing students. Other areas of interest include nursing curriculum innovation and online support groups for caregivers.


  • Finalist, Academic Nurse Educator of the Year, 2012 Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Awards
  • Nominee, College Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)
  • Nominee, University Excellence in Teaching Award (2011, 2009, 2005)
  • Nominee, University Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Award (2004)

Link to CV (pdf)

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