Susan McCoy is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Providence School of Health Professions Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs.
McCoy’s educational accomplishments include a Doctor of Education in Executive Educational Leadership from the University of Houston and a Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Education from California State at Dominguez Hill. McCoy also earned her Instructional Design and Technology Certificate from California State at Monterey Bay, which has helped elevate her teaching.
Before UP, she was a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and Director of Health Education. She also served as a Nurse Corps Officer in the United States Military for ten years, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. McCoy also holds extensive experience in nursing instruction in higher education, having served as an Adjunct Faculty member at several institutions, including the College of St. Scholastica, California State University at East Bay, California State University at Dominguez Hills, and Mt. San Jacinto Community College.
- Doctor of Education: Executive Educational Leadership, University of Houston
- Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology, California State at Monterey Bay
- Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Education, California State at Dominguez Hill
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loma Linda University
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, University of Southern California
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, 2002 – 2007
- Director of Health Education, 1998 – 2002
- Nurse Corps Officer (Lieutenant), 1992 – 2002
- Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Providence, 2017 – Current
- Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Scholastica, 2013 – 2017
- Adjunct Faculty, California State University at East Bay, 2009 – 2017
- Adjunct Faculty, California State University at Dominguez Hills, 2007 – 2017
- Adjunct Faculty, Mt. San Jacinto Community College, 2004 – 2017
- Registered Nurse, Texas
- Registered Nurse, California
- Registered Nurse, Montana
- Registered Nurse, Minnesota
- Registered Nurse, Washington
- ABSN: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- RN-BSN: Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- NRS 407: Public Health: Nursing Care of Populations
- NRS 408: Health Promotion in Nursing
- NRS 420: Advanced Issues in Nursing Leadership
- NRS 421: Nursing Leadership
- NRS 494: Nursing Capstone
- NRS 495: Senior Seminar
- Quality Matters Committee, Member
- School of Health Professions Curriculum Committee, Member
- Pre-Licensure Admissions Committee, Member
- Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Advisor
- Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Committee, Member
Three Questions with Susan McCoy
- If you could give one piece of advice to new nursing students, what would it be?
- Be open-minded. Sometimes you may think you aren’t interested in a specific area of nursing. However, keeping an open mind and venturing into areas you may have never envisioned for yourself could open many doors!
- What is the most challenging aspect of being a nurse, and how do you deal with it?
- Time management. This is an essential skill to grasp as a nurse and can be challenging. As a nurse, you need to find a system that works well to manage your time better, which can make all the difference in your work.
- What is the most interesting or unique course you have ever taught?
- Forensic nursing. This is such a fascinating field!