Cynthia Gurdak Berry

Cynthia Gurdak Berry, D.N.P., RN, CNE, COI

Professor and Samford University Emergency Readiness Coordinator

Ida Moffett School of Nursing

Office: Center for the Healing Arts 1522
Phone: 205-726-2924

Degrees and Certifications

  • D.N.P., advanced practice/CNS, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.S.N., adult health/trauma CNS, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.S.N., University of Bridgeport
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • Certified Online Instructor


  • Disaster preparedness
  • trauma
  • burns
  • critical care

Awards and Honors

  • Alabama State Nurses Association Outstanding Nurse Educator Award, 2016
  • Alabama League for Nursing, Excellence in Teaching, 2013


  • Alabama State Nurses Association Leadership Academy, co-chair
  • Jefferson County Health Care Coalition, member 
  • Alabama Department of Public Health Disaster Preparedness Committee