Cecilia Elaine Wilson, Ph.D., RN, CPN

Associate Clinical Professor

Nurse Educator Track Coordinator


Cecilia Elaine Wilson, Ph.D., RN, CPN


Texas Woman's University T.Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences - Dallas Center The Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing 5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue Dallas, Texas 75235-7299


Dr. Wilson has taught in the College of Nursing at Texas Woman's University since 1997, guiding nursing students in experiential experiences, such as clinical, simulations, and labs. Her expertise is in nursing education, as well as pediatrics. She has developed and taught courses in the undergraduate nursing program, RN to BS online program, and the Master's level online nursing education program. Her research experience and interests primarily have been focused on nursing education, experiential education, and the science of learning. She has also conducted research involving nursing faculty in the area of academic integrity.


Ph.D., Capella University
M.S., Texas Woman's University
B.S., Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Denton,TX
Associate Degree, Pre-Nursing, Cisco Jr. College, Cisco, TX

Research Interests

Experiential Learning; The Science of Learning; Online Education

Latest Articles

Using Virtual Simulation to Develop Clinical Judgment in Undergraduate Nursing Students
Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2020)
Niki Fogg, Laura Kubin, Cecilia Elaine Wilson, Michele Trinka

Transitioning from Direct Care to Virtual Clinical Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal of Professional Nursing (2020)
Niki Fogg, Cecilia Wilson, Michele Trinka, Rachelle Campbell, Linda Merritt

Fostering Prioritization Using a Blended Group and Individual Simulation Approach
Nurse Educator (2020)
Laura Kubin, Niki Fogg, Jennifer Wilson, Cecilia Elaine Wilson

Effects of Community Volunteer Children on Student Pediatric Assessment Behaviors
Clinical Simulation in Nursing (2017)
Laura Kubin, Cecilia E Wilson


Alterations in Immune Function
in Pediatric Nursing: A Case-Based Approach | Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (2020)
Cecilia Elaine Wilson

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • DEI Leadership Network
  • Faculty Leadership Network (FLN)
  • National League for Nursing
  • Parkland/TWU Nurses' Alumni Chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Beta Chapter
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses
  • Texas Nurses Association
  • Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)
  • TWU Alumni Association