Cynthia Flores

Nurse Trainee

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Cynthia is a DNP graduate specializing in pediatric primary care at Arizona State University.  She graduated from ASU with a BSN in 2015.  Since graduating she has worked as a pediatric nurse in the acute care setting at Banner University Medical Center and as a Pediatric Forensic Nurse in Southern Arizona.  In her free time, Cynthia enjoys traveling with her family, cooking and photography.  


  • DNP, BSN


     The Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) has been an integral part of my learning journey.  I have developed a better understanding of multidisciplinary collaborations and holistic pediatric specialty care through my participation in the program. The additional learning opportunities and conferences contributed immensely to my learning. The focus on MCH competencies throughout the program helped guide  our professional development and were the highlight of our discussions.  As a PPC trainee, I have had the opportunity to work closely with medically diverse populations and have developed my interest in pediatric pulmonary health. 

     The COVID-19 pandemic created an unexpected challenge for students and providers of all disciplines.  The PPC adapted to the changes and provided a virtual platform for students to continue learning.  In-person experiences were thoughtfully included, which provided a deeper understanding and were invaluable to our professional growth as trainees.  

     A highlight of my experience included the opportunity to attend in the Making Lifelong Connections Conference which I found delightful. Participants had the opportunity to network with other trainees and colleagues. Also, various capstone project presentations were shared by different disciplines. This enriched the experience, allowing trainees to appreciate the different capstone project developments across the country and brainstorm ideas for further inquiry.  

     I am grateful to have had the experience of learning from leaders in pediatric pulmonary care. What an honor it has been to be a part of such a meaningful and impactful program! I extend my gratitude to every individual involved in making this opportunity possible.  

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