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Our team

Christine Wynd , Ph.D., RN

Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Health Nursing and Interim Chair, Adult Health and Nursing Systems

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3001M
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-1951
Email: cawynd@vcu.edu


I teach undergraduate research/evidence-based practice. Graduate Master’s teaching experience includes: research/evidence-based practice, theories in nursing, administration courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, fiscal management, leadership, and the leadership practicum. Graduate DNP teaching experience includes:  research designs and methods; DNP project committee work. Graduate PhD teaching experience: quantitative research designs and methods; PhD dissertation committee work.


The focus of my research is on tobacco cessation interventions and policy design.  I am also interested in the history of nursing and most recently contributed to an article celebrating 40 years of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS).


I chair the new Diversity and Inclusion Council within the VCU School of Nursing and I am a member of the American Nurses Association, Virginia Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Southern Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International (Gamma Omega Chapter), and the American Military Surgeons of the United States.


  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


  • MS, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


  • BSN, Saint John College, Cleveland, Ohio



  • Selected to attend the 2010 Global Nursing Leadership Institute, sponsored by the International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2010.    
  • Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, Delta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, April 2007.
  • Honorary Doctorate, MedCentral College of Ohio, Mansfield, Ohio, September 2005.
  • Distinguished Alumnae, Amadeus Rappe Award, Ursuline College (Saint John College), Cleveland, Ohio, September 2005.
  • Fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Leadership Program for 2003-2004.
  • Distinguished Nursing Alumna, Ursuline College (Saint John College), Cleveland, Ohio, November 2002.
  • The Phyllis J. Verhonick Research Excellence Award, Army Nurse Corps, United States Army. May 2002.


  • Nye, Carla, and Wynd, Christine. (2019, February). Building Psychological Capital, Communication Competence, and Authentic Leadership through Simulations with Baccalaureate Nursing Students, submitted to National League for Nursing Education Research Grants, submitted February 2019, $29,975 requested.


  • Wynd, C.A., Franklin, W.J., & Ross, J.G. (In review). A description of inpatient psychiatric behaviors before and after implementation of a tobacco-free policy.
  • Hershberger, P.E., Wynd, C.A., Glass, L.K., O’Connell, K., Fitzpatrick, J., Bergstrom, N., & Lusk, S.L. (2017). Celebrating 40 years of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS). Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39, 609-621.
  •  Kim-Godwin, Y.S., Baek, H.C., & Wynd, C.A. (2010). Factors influencing professionalism in nursing among Korean-American registered nurses. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26, 242-249.
  •  Leonard, E.E., & Wynd, C.A. (2008).  Meta-analysis as a tool for evidence-based practice:  An example using the Rice meta-analysis of smoking cessation interventions. Applied Nursing Research, 21, 40-44.
  •  Wynd, C.A., Cihlar, C., Graor, C. H., Imani, J., & McDougal, M.  (2007). Employee health fair data: Evidence for planning health promotion programs.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21, (5), 255-263.
  •  Wynd, C. A. (2006, September 30). A proposed model for military disaster nursing. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 11, Article 4. Retrieved October 4, 2006, www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic31/tpc31_4.htm.
  •  Wynd, C.A. (2006).  Smoking patterns, beliefs, and the practice of healthy behaviors inabstinent, relapsed, and recalcitrant smokers.  Applied Nursing Research, 19, 197-203.  (Article reproduced in the Journal of Vascular Nursing, 2007).
  •  Wynd, C.A. (2005). The effectiveness of guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37, 245-250.
  •  Wynd, C.A., & Ryan-Wenger, N.A.  (2004). Factors predicting health behaviors among Army Reserve, active duty Army, and civilian hospital employees.  Military Medicine, 169, 942-947.
  •  Wynd, C.A., Murrock, C.J., & Zeller, R.A.  (2004). Health promoting behaviors and cardiovascular risk factors in adult monozygotic twins.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 36, 141-146.
  •  Wynd, C.A.  (2003). Current factors contributing to professionalism in nursing.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 19, 251-261.
  •  Wynd, C.A., Schmidt, B., & Atkins-Schaefer, M.  (2003). Two quantitative approaches for estimating instrument content validity.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25, 508-518.
  •  Wynd, C.A.  (2002). Evidence-based education and the evaluation of a critical care course.  Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 33, 119-125. (Also, used as the featured continuing education offering for this journal issue).
  •  Wynd, C.A.  (2002). Testicular self-examination in young adult men. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 251-255.
  •  Wynd, C.A., & Atkins-Schaefer, M. (2002). The Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Tool:  Establishing content validity through a panel of experts.  Applied Nursing Research, 16, 184-188.
  •  Wynd, C.A., Bonnefil, C., & Harris, J.S.  (2001).  A comparison of professionally identified health needs and personalized health goals in Army Reserve military and civilian employees.  Military Medicine, 166, 14-20.
  •  Wynd, C.A.  (2000).  Knowledge attainment, perceptions, and professionalism in participants completing the didactic phase of a reserve components critical care nursing residency program.  Military Medicine, 165, 243-251.


  • Wynd, C.A. Mandatory Tobacco Cessation with Inpatient Psychiatric Patients: Behavioral Consequences. The 30th International Research Conference, Sigma Theta Tau International, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Refereed podium presentation, July 2019).
  • Wynd, C.A. Tobacco-Free Hospital Policy: Subsequent Effects on Inpatient Psychiatric Behaviors. The Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (Refereed podium presentation, March 2019).
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