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Dr. Susan Knowles 

Dr. Susan Knowles, DNP, RN

Susan Knowles, DNP, RN, WHNP-NCC-E

Dr. Knowles has over 45 years of nursing experience in a variety of clinical roles: mental health, pediatrics, maternal-child health, and home health. After becoming a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), she practiced in several settings: military health clinics, contraceptive management, and private OB/GYN practice. She has over twenty years of experience as a nurse educator, teaching both as a didactic and clinical instructor full and part-time with students in pediatrics, medical-surgical, peri-operative, and maternal-child clinical rotations in ADN and BSN programs. While teaching full-time, she continued to practice part-time as a WHNP and on-call as an RN first assistant for both obstetrical and gynecological surgical procedures. She is currently teaching part-time.

Using the available evidence found in the literature, Dr. Knowles developed the Academic Clinical Nurse Educator Preparation Program. The program was developed to be accessible anytime and anywhere to meet the needs of working nurses transitioning into the novice clinical nurse educator role.


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·       Dunker, K. & Knowles, S. (2023). Navigating Your Scholarship of Discovery and Research as a DNP. In: Rollins Gantz, N., Hafsteinsdóttir, T.B. (eds) Mentoring in Nursing through Narrative Stories Across the World. Springer, Cham. pp. 193-199.


·       Knowles, S. (2020). Initiation of a Mentoring Program: Mentoring Invisible Nurse Faculty. Teaching and Learning in Nursing.15(3), 190-194.


·       Silver Dunker, K, Manning, K. & Knowles, S. (2017). Utilizing a QSEN-Based Clinical Checklist as a Standard for Orientation. International Journal of Nursing & Care.1(7); 1-7.

·       Knowles, S. (1998). Can “The Pill” be good for you? Enterprising Women. Vol 1, 21.

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