Faculty Sketch

Susan P. Andrews, MSN, RN, CPN                                     


Professor Andrews received her BSN from UNC – Chapel Hill and her MSN in Nursing Education from The University of Tampa and is a clinical instructor in the pre-specialty level at VUSN. In addition to teaching, she has been a practicing Pediatric Nurse for 27 years.  She has experience as a Staff Nurse, PICU Nurse, Nurse Manager, Staff Development Specialist and Nurse Educator. 


Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Curriculum Development and Evaluation
  • Pediatric Simulation
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification


Current Clinical/Teaching Activity

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Professional Nursing Development
  • Medical mission to Holy Cross Hospice- Gabarone, Botswana


Representative Presentations/Publications

  • 11/13 - Presentation,  Exploring Global Health: A Pediatric Nurses
    Journey to Botswana
  • 1/12 - Presentation, “Pediatric Advocacy: Turning Words in Action”
  • 1/10-Presentation,  “Why Certify? Specialty Certification and the Nursing Profession”. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Mtg. Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 1/04 – 09- Presentation, Pediatric Nursing Certification Course and On Site Testing, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • 1/06 - Chapter Author, “Care of the Child in the Acute Care Setting” Bowden,V. and Greenberg, C.,  Children and their Families: The continuum of care (2nd ed.)  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.


Professional Organizations

  • Certified Pediatric Nurse (1990-present). Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses, (1990- present )(Past BoardTreasurer 2005-2009)
  • University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Nursing Alumni Board, 2008- present (President Elect, 2013-15)
  • CPN Board Member At Large (1994-1998) – Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).