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About the program developer

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 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 an ADN program. 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 Nursing Instructor Preparation Course. The course was developed to be accessible anytime and anywhere to meet the needs of working nurses transitioning into the novice clinical nursing instructor role.


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