Susan Bruce, PhD, RN, ANP-C

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator; Clinical Professor

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
311 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079



  • PhD, Epidemiology & Community Health, University  at Buffalo
  • MS, State University at Buffalo
  • BSN, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY

Areas of Research

Issues of veterans and military families | Cardiovascular disease with a focus on women | Pulmonary abnormalities, with a focus on adult asthma | Health behaviors, especially tobacco cessation | Self-efficacy and locus of control | Education through simulation

Teaching Responsibilities

Core Courses in Advanced Practice Nurse Programs 
Acute Illness Management 
Advanced Health Assessment of the Adult
DNP Capstone Project Faculty  


Austin-Ketch, T., & Bruce, S. A. (2015). The art and science of polypharmacy in primary care. American Association of Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education

Linn, B., Butler, L., Bruce, S., McClain-Meeder, K., & Meeker, M. (2015). On working with veterans: What social work and nursing students need to know. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 23(3), 5-11.

Bruce, S., Scherer, Y., Curran, C., Urschel, D., Erdley, S., & Ball, L. (2009).  A collaborative exercise between graduate and undergraduate nursing students using a computer-assisted simulator in a mock cardiac arrest.  Nursing Education Perspectives.  10(1), 22-27.  [DATABASED]

Scherer, Y., Bruce, S., & Montgomery, C. (2008).  A challenge in academia.  Meeting the health care needs of the growing number of older adults.  Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  20, 471-476.  [DATABASED]

Scherer, Y., Bruce, S., & Runkawatt, V. (2007).  A comparison of clinical simulation and case study presentation on nurse practitioner students' knowledge and confidence in managing a cardiac event.  International Journal of Nursing Education and Scholarship, 4(1), 1-14.  [DATABASED]

Scherer, Y., Bruce, S., Graves, B. & Erdley, W.  (2003).  Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Education:   Enhancing Performance Through Use of Clinical Simulation.
AACN Clinical Issues 14(3): 331-341.

Scherer, Y., & Bruce, S. (2001).  Knowledge, attitudes and self-efficacy and compliance with medical regimen, number of ER visits and hospitalizations in adults with asthma.  Heart and Lung. The Journal of Acute Care, 30(4), 250-257.  [DATABASED]

Invited Commentaries/Reviews       

Bruce, S.  (2009).  Commentary:  Inhaled Corticosteroids in patients with stable COPD. Evidence-Based Nursing Online.  1:1.

Bruce, S.  (2006).  Case Study Review:  Donna and Dr. Burnette:  Class Expectations, Pragmatism and Clinical Acumen”.  National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo.  

Bruce, S. & Scherer, Y.  (2005).  Commentary:  Maintenance and  symptom relief with budesonide plus formoterol reduced severe asthma exacerbations.  Evidence-Based Nursing Online.  8: 78.

Bruce, S. & Scherer, Y. (2004).  Commentary:  Metered-Dose Inhalers do not differ from nebulizers for  hospital admission rates in asthma.  Evidence –Based Nursing Online 7(1): 12.

Honors and Awards

  • Nurse Practitioner Award for Excellence (Northern New York State), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2010
  • Distinguished Mentor Award, University at Buffalo School of Nursing, 2009
  • Nurse of Distinction Nominee, New York State Nurses Association, Inc., Professional Nurses Association of WNY, District 1, Western New York, 2005
  • Mecca S. Cranley Award for Excellence in Teaching, University at Buffalo School of Nursing, 2004
  • Nancy J. MacIntyre Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award, The Nurse Practitioner Association, New York State, 2003
  • Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award, The Nurse Practitioner Association of Western New York, 2003
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Gamma Kappa Chapter, 1997