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Susan Evans, MSN, BSN, RN-BC

Education

Waynesburg University, Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education

Penn State University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

ANCC Certification in Nursing Informatics

Louise Suydam McClintock School of Nursing, Diploma, Nursing


Biography

 

Sue has worked in various health related settings for the past 45 years as a nursing professional.   During this tenure, she served in many roles from 1976-2012. One of her roles was that of a clinician in the Outpatient department, which allowed her to provide guidance and skills to staff nurses in her department. Her most recent role was the Informatics Nurse II at UPMC East in Monroeville, PA where she focused on integrating innovative technology while supporting the quality and risk departments secure data collection.

During this time, key responsibilities included  networking between clinicians and technical IT staff in identifying, developing, and introducing informatics tools and processes that support the clinical processes within the hospital setting. Within this role, she was responsible for assuring the processes in place were in alliance with quality measures and patient safety standards set forth by the hospital. 

Sue  also served for 20 years in the United States Army Reserves, retiring in 2005 with the rank of Major. During this time, she supported troops being deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as those returning from overseas.  As an officer working in the military during that time, she was able to incorporate her nursing skills with her acquired military skills to perform outstanding care to these soldiers being deployed.

Sue has recently retired from the clinical nursing informatics role and has focused her time in higher education. She has an extensive teaching background that spans from leading educational initiatives within the hospital setting, to several Universities.  She has led courses in the undergraduate  program at Thomas Edison and Waynesburg University, and in the Master’s programs at Chatham, Slippery Rock, and Robert Morris University. 

Sue is also known for her contributions to the scholarly side of education by publishing several book chapters and presenting local, state, and national conferences.  The focus of her work is sharing experiences from her extensive background in healthcare and education.

 

Susan Evans, MSN, BSN, RN-BC

Health Informatics Faculty

Wake Forest University