Faculty Sketch

Susan Mott-Coles, DNP, RN, AOCN®, ACNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing
susan.m.coles@vanderbilt.edu


Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Issues related to minority breast cancer patients
  • Cancer survivorship issues

 

Current Clinical/Teaching Activity

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Adult Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Professionalism and research in nursing

Representative Publications

  • Incorporation of Patients’ Cultural Beliefs in Patient-Provider Communication with African American Women and Latinas Diagnosed with Breast Cancer (Accepted for publication in the August, 2014 issue of Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society).
  • Poster presentation of Scholarly Project. (2012). Evaluation of Provider Cultural Competency in Patient-Provider Communications with African American Women and Latinas Diagnosed with Breast Cancer,Doctor of Nursing Practice Intensive. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama, Birmingham.
  • What clinical pearls would you pass on to future generations of nurses? (2012). ONS Connect. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

 

Professional Organizations

  • 1992-date: Oncology Nursing Society.
  • 1993-date: Middle Tennessee Chapter, Oncology Nursing Society.
    • Board of Directors, 1995-2010.
  • 1993-2003, & 1993-date: Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Chapter
    • Governance Committee Chair, 2013-date.

Reviewer

  • Editorial Review Board, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. (2005-date). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
  • Mentorship Program, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress Abstracts. (2007). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
  • ONS Educational Resource Center: Advanced Practice Content Reviewer. (2013-date). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
  • Writing Mentorship Program, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. (2013-date). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Inspiration Recognition Award, Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. (2005). The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing at Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN.
  • The Shirley Titus Award for Outstanding Contributions to Pre-Specialty Classroom Teaching. (2010). Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN.