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Susan Belport, DNP, APN, NE, ACNP, FNP-BC

Graduate Nursing Program Director

Susan Belport,  DNP, APN, NE, ACNP, FNP-BC
Contact Info
Office:
IHHI 273

Bio

My 34-year journey as a nurse began in 1987 upon my graduation from the University of Southern Colorado, now known as Colorado State University-Pueblo. My nursing experience in higher education as an Associate Nursing Professor, Graduate Nursing Program Coordinator, hospital administrator, and clinical practice positions provided a foundation of leadership skills to build on in my current role as the CSU-Pueblo Director of Graduate Studies in the Provost Office.

In 2015, I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University College Colorado Springs (UCCS) Beth-El College of Nursing. In 1998, I received my master’s degree in nursing (MSN) with a Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis and in 2011 and 2013, I completed my post master’s certificate for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) and Nurse Educator from CSU-Pueblo.

Over the last 11 years while maintaining a Nurse Practitioner clinical practice, I have developed and coordinated graduate nursing simulation and taught many hybrid (online and face-to-face) graduate and Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing courses including: Organizational and Systems Leadership, Healthcare Business and Finance, DNP Projects, Pharmacology, Evidence-Based Practice, Biostatistics, Acute Care Procedure Skills, Advanced Assessment/ Lab, Diagnostic Clinical Reasoning, and the role as the lead instructor for the FNP didactic and practicum courses. I have mentored faculty over the last 10 years to develop and seek accreditation for the first Doctorate degree at CSU-Pueblo that began in 2018 along with faculty development activities to teach online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses.

 

Research Interests

Research/ Scholarly interests include: Faculty development, Student and Program Outcomes, Vaccines for Children healthcare policy and programs, population health specific to chronic illness, and using quality improvement methods to implement evidence into primary care and other clinical practice settings.
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