Nursing

Susan Owens PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant ProfessorSusan Owens
Office: VFS 400-A
Phone: 231-591-2267
E-mail Address: SusanOwens@ferris.edu

Education

BSN Hope College
MSN  Northern Michigan University
Family Nurse Practioner Certificate Grand Valley State University
PhD Nursing Science Indiana University

 

Areas of Teaching / Academic Specialty

Pediatrics, Lifespan Considerations, Family Nursing, Nursing Assessment, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Hermeneutic Phenomenology

           

Research / Scholarship

Presentations

“One Next Step: Using Stakeholder Management Theory to Increase the BSN Workforce.”         Kirtland Community College, Grayling, MI; May 13, 2008

“Your Next Step: Moving Beyond Your PN Certificate.” Kirtland Community College,             Roscommon , MI, July 2, 2009.

“Head to Toe: Interprofessional Diabetes Education for Tomorrow’s Providers.” Ferris State      University, Big Rapids, MI, November 19, 2009.

“How Did We Get Here & Why Do We Care?”Advanced Clinical Workshop, Ferris State            University, Big Rapids, MI, May 17, 2010 and September 17, 2010.

“Building Blocks for Clinical Education” and “Continuing Education and Support” Basic Clinical Workshop, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, August 23, 2010.

Dreifuerst, K.T., Owens, S.J. and Esch, M. “Exploring the Clinical Reasoning Skills of Pre- licensure and New-to-Practice Registered Nurses: Implications for Nursing Education Reform”. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Columbus, OH March 26, 2011.

“Student Evaluation” Basic Clinical Workshop, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, September 16, 2011.

“Understanding RN Workforce Education of the North-Central Region of Michigan” Institute for Heideggerian Hermeneutical Methodologies, Indiana University,  Indianapolis, IN,June 13, 2012. 

Posters

Hillman, W., Pavelek, N., Owens, S., Girard, K., Mogle, B. & Smith, J. QSEN Competencies. Let’s Talk about Nursing, Kirtland Community College, Grayling, MI, May 13, 2009.

Owens, S.J., Singleterry, L., Colley, S.L., Morton, A.M., Teschendorf, M.E. Bridging Between   Classroom and Clinical: Developing an Advanced Clinical Teaching Workshop. Enhancing Nursing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting: What do we know and how do we move forward?, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Washington, D.C., October 20, 2010. 

Owens, S.J., Singleterry, L., Colley, S.L., Morton, A.M., Teschendorf, M. Bridging Between       Classroom and Clinical: Developing an Advanced Clinical Teaching Workshop. Sigma Theta Tau International Spring Event. Kappa Epsilon Chapter, Grand Rapids, MI, March 29, 2011. 

Research

Owens, S. (1994). The Effect of Triage Nurse Intervention for Non-Urgent Emergency Patients Waiting for Care. Unpublished thesis for degree of MSN, Northern Michigan University.

Dreifuerst, K.T., Owens, S.J. and Esch, M. (present). Exploring the Clinical Reasoning Skills of Pre- licensure and New-to-Practice Registered Nurses: Implications for Nursing Education Reform.

Owens, S.J. (present) Understanding the RN Workforce Education in the Rural North Central Region of Michigan. Dissertation, Indiana University.

Memberships Professional & Activities

American Nurses Association                                                

Registered Nurses Association in Michigan                          

Sigma Theta Tau-Alpha and Kappa Epsilon at Large Chapters                                                        

Midwest Regional Research Association