Cindi Aurentz


School of Nursing

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
School of Nursing
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • DNP-Leadership, 2018, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • MSN-Ed, 2013, Southwest Baptist University
  • RN, 1991


  • Graduate Studies
  • Research & Evidence-Based Practice
  • Doctoral Project Development
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • First Assistant Curriculum

Research and professional interests


  • A Practice-Education Partnership to Enhance Nursing Student Engagement in Clinical Learning, 2018
  • Practice Authority Waivers During COVID-19; Missouri APRN Response, 2020


  • VP of Communication for Missouri Nurses Association 
  • Volunteer member of the Executive Board for Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center 
  • Member of Missouri Nurses Association, NLN, ANA, AORN, & Sigma Theta Tau  
  • Registered Yoga Teacher 

Other interests

  • Nursing Policy and Advocacy 
  • Nursing  Education and Student Success 
  • Nursing leadership
  • Child advocacy - sexual and physical abuse/child trafficking
  • Trauma-informed yoga for kids
  • The role of yoga as an adjunct therapy for chronic illness and pain

Awards and honors

  • Elected to Missouri Nurses Association Board of directors
  • Published in "Missouri Nurse" December, 2019 and July, 2020
  • Josiah H Macy Train the Trainer Interprofessional Education Scholarship, University of Missouri, 2018