Sue Chase-Cantarini, DNP, RN, CHSE

Curriculum Vitae

  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing



  • Doctor of Nursing Practice 2013, College of Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Preparing Students for Interprofessional Telemedicine Collaboration Through Online Educational Modules
  • Masters In Nursing Education 1995, College of Nursing, University of Utah. Project: A Journey into Wellness:
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing 1986, College of Nursing, University of Florida

Honors & Awards

  • Teaching Professor Award. Desert Dames , 11/04/2016
  • University of Utah College of Nursing. Convocation Banner Carrier , 05/06/2016
  • Mortar Board Award for Excellence Teaching and Mentorship . University of Utah Mortar Board Society, 12/02/2015
  • Teaching Award. University of Utah College of Nursing, 10/02/2015
  • Convocation Banner Carrier. University of Utah College of Nursing, 05/01/2015
  • Recognized for award at national annual Elsevier Conference in Scottsdale, AZ Elsevier Leading Star in Education (ELSIE) Award in Clinical Education, 11/14/2014
  • Convocation Banner Carrier. University of utah College of Nursing, 05/02/2014
  • Inducted as a Fellow in the University of Utah Health Science Academy. Academy of Health Science Educators, 03/18/2014
  • Excellence in Service Award. College of Nursing, 08/22/2013
  • Early Career Teaching Award. University Teaching Committee, 2004
  • College of Nursing Service Award. College of Nursing, 2002
  • Challenge Course. Oncology Nursing Society, 2000


Sue Chase-Cantarini has a solid clinical background in Medical-Surgical Nursing.  After graduating from the University of Florida with a Baccalaureate in Nursing and a Teaching Nursing Master’s degree from the University of Utah, she has focused interests in Nursing Education.  The emphasis of her Masters Project was the development, implementation and evaluation of a Special Topics course: A Journey into Wellness.  Since 1998, Ms. Chase-Cantarini has taught at the University of Utah in a variety of courses throughout the baccalaureate program.  From 1998-2004, she served as Coordinator of Diversity Affairs at the College of Nursing.  During this time she conducted and linked multiple activities surrounding the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students.  Along with these activities, she served as a resource for students, staff and faculty with cultural projects/issues and served as a liaison with several community partners.  In 2004, she accepted the position of RN-BS Program Coordinator.  The program became fully online under her leadership.  In this position, she was involved in the admission, progression and advisement of students.  Combined with her teaching assignments, she continues to explore best practices in online instruction and evaluation.  In 2010, with the opening of the state of the art College of Nursing Simulation Center, she immersed herself into advanced simulation design, development, instruction and scholarship. At the same time, she joined the Interprofessional Education Committee and now leads several collaborative efforts across health sciences.  She completed her Doctor in Nursing Practice in 2014 and recently completed leadership of a 3 year Advanced Nursing Education HRSA grant “An Interprofessional Education Model for Telehealth Management of Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Rural Populations” introducing best practices of interprofessional collaboration and telemedicine technology.


  • American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), Member, 01/06/2017 - present
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Member, 10/31/2011 - present
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), Member, 01/01/2010 - present
  • American Association of Nursing (ANA), Member, 2009 - present
  • Salt Lake Community College Program Advisory Committee (SLCC - PAC), Representative - Member, 2007 - present
  • Transcultural Nursing Society (TCS), Member, 1999 - 2007
  • Phi Kappa Phi , Member, 1995 - present
  • Sigma Theta Tau: Gamma Rho Chapter (STTI), Membership Committee; Faculty Advisor, 1990 - present
  • Utah Nurses Association (UNA), Delegate - District 1, 1987 - present


  • English, fluent.