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 Research / Scholarship

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

Publications/Presentations

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. 

“Evidence Based Education Progression in Nursing:  Implications for Policy and Leadership” NLN       Summit 2012, Orange County, California, September 21, 2012.

“Understanding RN Workforce Education of the North-Central Region of Michigan” Institute for          Heideggerian Hermeneutical Methodologies, Indiana University,Indianapolis, IN,June 18,      2013.

Dreifuerst, K.T., Owens, S.J., Esch, M. and Bartlett-Ellis, R. “APilot Study Testing the Clinical Reasoning Skills of Prelicensure Registered Nurses: Implications for Nursing Education Reform”, NLN Summit 2013, Washing DC, September 20, 2013.

“Understanding RN Workforce Education of the North-Central Region of Michigan”, Kappa Epsilon-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Research Event, Grand Rapids, MI, October          17, 2013.

Dreifuerst, K.T., Owens, S.J., Esch, M. and Bartlett-Ellis, R. “A Comparison of the Development of Clinical Reasoning in Traditional Prelicensure and RN-BSN Students”, Midwest Nursing Research Society, St. Louis, MO, March 28, 2014.

Owens, S.J. and Soles, R.E. “Issues of Pain”, Ferris State University, Social Work Program, Big Rapids, MI August 22, 2014

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.

Owens, S.J. (2012) Understanding the RN Workforce Education in the Rural North Central Region of Michigan. Dissertation, Indiana 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.

Dreifuerst, K.T., Owens, S.J. Esch, M. and Bartlett-Ellis, R. (present).  Exploring the Clinical Reasoning Skill: RN to BSN.

Professional Memberships & Activities

American Nurses Association (ANA) and ANA-Michigan

National League of Nursing (NLN)

Sigma Theta Tau-Alpha and Kappa Epsilon at Large Chapters                                                        

Midwest Regional Research Association