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Susan Bruce, PhD, RN, ANP-C

Adult NP Program Coordinator; Clinical Professor

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

PHONE:
716-829-3280

Education

  • 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 
Clinical Coordinator for ANP Program

Publications

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.  www.evidencebasednursing.com

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.      www.evidencebasednursing.com

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.

www.evidencebasednursing.com

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
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