Cynthia Awadzi

Visiting Assistant Professor

Cynthia Awadzi, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC,C, is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with nearly a decade of clinical experience in health care and academic settings. Before coming to GW Nursing, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses at George Mason University. Her research interests include the integration of medical and psychiatric health in underserved populations. She believes in the importance of service to the profession and currently serves as the President-Elect for the District of Columbia Nurse Practitioner Association and as a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Dr. Awadzi earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from George Mason University. She graduated from the George Washington School of Nursing with a Master of Science in Nursing on the FNP program track and a Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

  • George Mason University – Doctor of Nurse Practice (2021)
  • George Washington University – Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (2019)
  • George Washington University – Master’s in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (2018)
  • George Mason University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Honors Graduate (2015)
  • Abstract submission for the APNA 34th (2020) and 35th (2021) annual conferences led to poster publication in the APNA 34th annual conference online gallery.
  • DNP project (increasing awareness about the need for pregnancy testing in women in medication addiction treatment programs (MAT)  submission has been accepted for publication through academia (May 2021)