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Cynthia Dakin, Ph.D., RN
Director, MSN Programs
Berchmans Fourth Floor BH430
dakinc@elms.edu | 413-265-2455
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BSNUniversity of Bridgeport
MSNUniversity of Miami
Ph.D.University of Connecticut


Dr. Dakin is a nurse administrator, educator and researcher. In her administrative role as Director of the MSN program, Dr. Dakin coordinates the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. Her areas of expertise in teaching are role development of the advanced prepared nurse, nursing research, and nurse educator practica courses. Dr. Dakin’s research interests include smoking cessation and nursing curriculum outcomes research. She has been an active participant in the Emergency Nurses Association and a member of the National Institute of Emergency Nursing Research. Dr. Dakin has presented her research on emergency department patient and staff issues; and smokers admitted to acute care psychiatric hospitals at regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Dakin is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.