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Cynthia Hamback

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Cynthia Hambach

MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Assistant Clinical Professor
Undergraduate Nursing

Cynthia Hambach is an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Professor Hambach received a Diploma in Nursing from Frankford Hospital School of Nursing, her BSN from Pennsylvania State University and her MSN from Widener University. Presently, she is enrolled in the PhD in Nursing program at Villanova University. She has many years of experience in nursing, primarily in the critical care field. Hambach has functioned in many different roles throughout her career, ranging from staff nurse to staff educator and clinical nurse specialist. She is a certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN-K) as well as a member of Sigma Theta Tau. Currently, she teaches foundations in nursing practice, critical care nursing and pharmacology in the undergraduate nursing program. She also teaches critical issues shaping professional nursing in the BSN completion program. Previously, she has taught varied courses in the clinical and lab setting as well.

Professional Society

Sigma Theta Tau
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

Selected Publications

  • Hambach, C. (2019). Clinical judgment: A concept analysis. Journal of Nursing Doctoral Students Scholarship, 7, 38-47. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/pennnursing/docs/jndss_publication_2019
  • Hambach, C. (2017). Cardioversion. In D.L. Wiegand (Ed.), AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive and Critical Care (7th ed., pp. 293-301). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Hambach, C. (2017). Defibrillation (External). In D.L. Wiegand (Ed.), AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive and Critical Care (7th ed., pp. 302-309). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Research Interests

Simulation, Debriefing

  • Enrolled in the PhD in Nursing program at Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • MSN: Widener University, Chester, PA
  • BSN: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Diploma in Nursing: Frankford Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA