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Susan Nelson, DNPc

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Office Phone: (951) 343-4255
E-mail: snelson@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lambeth Complex, Room 120
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DNPc Nursing Western University of Health Sciences 2013
MSN Nursing Education California State University Dominguez Hills 2001
BSN Nursing Loma Linda University 1988
ASN Nursing Loma Linda University 1981

Courses Taught

I have taught a variety of nursing classes in a Licensed Vocational Nursing Program, Associate Degree Programs, and Bachelor of Science Programs. Some of these include Nutrition and Pharmacology, Nursing Fundamentals, Medical/Surgical Nursing, Health Promotion, Pediatrics, and Maternal Child Nursing. I have also taught an NCLEX review course for five years while employed by a national test preparation company.

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

I am approved by the Board of Registered nursing to teach Medical-Surgical Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, and Maternal-Child Nursing. I am pursuing scholarly endeavors related to preconception health and high risk scenarios.

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Teaching Experience

I have previously taught at Valley College, Riverside Community College, Loma Linda University, and for Kaplan.

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

Leifer, G. (2005). Maternity Nursing: An Introductory Text (9th ed). Philadelphia , PA : Elsevier. (Contributing author).

Leifer, G. (2007). Maternity Nursing: An Introductory Text (10th ed). Philadelphia , PA : Elsevier. (Contributing Author).

Presentations:
Leading Following, Niagra on the Lake, Canada, 2010
Student Led High Risk Scenarios, Las Vegas, 2012
Student Led High Risk Scenarios, San Diego, 2012
Preconception Health, Riverside, 2012
Preconception Health, Fresno, 2012
Adolescent Development and Preconception Health, Costa Mesa, 2013
Student Led High Risk Scenarios, San Francisco, 2013
Communication Techniques, Conflict Management, and Prenatal Development, University of Nilai, Mylasia, 2013

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Church Membership & Activities

I attend Bryant Street Southern Baptist church. I participate in a weekly small group Bible study in addition to attending Sunday services. I have partipated in a missionary trip to Ghana. I am the leader of a singles group "Singles Connection" that reaches out to singles throughout the Inland Empire.

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Community Service & Involvement

I enjoy helping others in a variety of ways. I use my nursing skills and knowledge to help individuals access needed health services by acting as a liaison between them and their insurance companies or medical providers (especially the elderly). I provide one on one childbirth courses to teens, especially those who plan to place their babies for adoption. I also provide teaching presentations on various health topics to various groups in the community. I am actively involved in promoting preconception health through participation on the local, state, and national level committees. I have been involved in teaching programs with March of Dimes and Girls Inc. I also volunteer with New Hope clinic which provides free healthcare and dental care. I served on an ISP faculty team to Mylasia this summer working at the University of Nilai.

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Interests & Hobbies

I have three daughters and two grandsons. Reno has become my favorite place to visit because that is where my oldest daughter and grandsons live! I enjoy traveling, especially cruises where you arrive at a new destination each day. Our family has a tradition of going each summer to Mt. Hermon, which is Christian family camp located in the Redwoods above Santa Cruz. I enjoy reading, sailing, and attending live theater shows. One of my passions is helping students with learning differences to be successful.

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Personal Philosophy

Jesus is our example. His life was balanced. As faculty and students who want to thrive and not just survive, we must live a balanced life by being strong mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. I believe that my mission is to help develop students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be nurses of excellence and to also teach them the importance of taking care of their own bodies, engaging in activities that will bring them into a closer relationship with the Lord, and learning to interact on a deeper level with those around them.



“He grew in wisdom, stature and favor, with God and men.” Luke 2:52

One of my favorite verses is: Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make your paths straight.

- Proverbs 3:5-6, NASB

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