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Cene' Livingston, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C, CNE

Chair of Advanced Practice Programs, Associate Professor & Lead Faculty PMHNP



Dr. Livingston has been a full-time faculty member at Kramer School of Nursing since 2012 and a nurse educator since 2001. In 2022, Dr. Livingston assumed the role of chair of Advanced Practice Programs.

She believes nursing education is a catalyst for change, for students and their patients. Dr. Livingston has been a nurse for 25 years and a nurse practitioner for 15 years. She is dual certified as a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and teaches both tracks within the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She serves as the lead faculty for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner track. Dr. Livingston is an active member of multiple nursing, advanced practice nursing, and civic organizations.

Education and National Certifications

  • 2019: Post-Master Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • 2014: Doctor of Nursing Practice – Oklahoma City University
  • 2005: Post-Master Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner - Saint Louis University
  • 2003: MSN – University of Phoenix
  • 1999: BSN – University of Central Oklahoma
  • 1996: ASN – Dodge City Community College
  • 1995: LPN – Dodge City Community College

Teaching Interest

  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Primary Care
  • Transcultural Care
  • Translational Research

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • GRIT in Nursing Education, GRIT and the Nurse Educator
  • Cultural Humility and Diversity in Healthcare
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Psychiatric Mental Health topics- Addiction, Trauma and Resilience

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • Oklahoma City University Star Award, 2014
  • Fundacion Manos Juntas Executive Board President (former)


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