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About Cynthia Dols Finn, DNP, MN, PHN, AHN-BC, CHTP/A

Cynthia is faculty in the College for Adults Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN CFA) and the Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP).  She is an Associate Professor at St. Catherine University and has been on the nursing faculty since fall 1999. She assisted in the development of a Unitary Human Caring Science BSN curriculum, which includes integrative and cultural healthcare curricular components. She is currently involved in the redesign of the holistic curriculum for the Baccalaureate Program. She is active in promoting healthy learning environments built upon safe interpersonal behaviors. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at St. Catherine University. She holds the Public Health Nurse registration and is a certified Advanced Holistic Nurse (AHN-BC). She is and has been involved in academic and clinical research. She presents locally, regionally, and nationally on holistic nursing, holistic nursing curriculum, and promoting healthy work environments. She is a founding member of the Behavior at Work Collaborative, an organization committed to improving workplace culture. She serves on the Minnesota Holistic Nurses (MinnHNA) Leadership Council and is the MinnHNA Liaison to the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is committed to the advancement of holistic nursing and promoting holistic, caring, and compassionate nursing to support health and healing for all.


1999 - Present Faculty Member, St. Catherine University Nursing Department

Curriculum Vitae



2016 - 2018 Clinical Scholars Interprofessional Program - A pilot randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of acupuncture on anxiety, depression, pain, and quality of life (QOL) in patients undergoing radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck. A feasibility study
Allina Foundation
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2021 - Present Member, BDP Holsitic Nursing Curriculum Integration Taskforce, St. Catherine University
2020 - Present Member, of Faculty Senate, St. Catherine University
2020 - Present HSSH Advising Taskforce, St. Catherine University
2019 - Present Member, HSSH IPE Taskforce
2017 - Present Member, American Holistic Nurses Association
2017 - Present Council Member and Member, Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association
2017 - Present Member, CFA BSN Admissions Committee, St. Catherine University
2016 - Present Member, Healing Beyond Borders
2005 - Present Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Chi At-Large Cahpter
2017 - 2020 Member, University Faculty Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure Committee
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  • NURS 4804: Holistic Nursing Practice in Complex Dynamic Situations
  • NURS 8501:DNP Practicum
  • NURS 7000: Nursing Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems: High Acuity Care
  • NURS 7100: Nursing Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems: Assimilation into Prof Nursing Practice
  • NURS 4303: Holistic Nursing Advances: Leading and Influencing
  • NURS 3303: Human Caring: Professional Roles and Culture


Present DNP Graduate Student, St. Catherine University
1993 MS, University of Phoenix - Southern Arizona Campus ‐ Nursing
1985 BA, College of Saint Scholastica ‐ Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-7720


Courses (1)

Presentations (16)

Publications (2)