Susan W. Hall, DNP, APRN, WHNP

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

Susan W. Hall, DNP, APRN, WHNP portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing

Biography

Education

  • BSN 1976, Nursing, Montana State University
  • MS 1996, Community Health Nursing, University of Utah
  • Post Master Certification Women's Health NP 1998, College of Nursing/Women's Health NP, University of Utah
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice 2009, College of Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Best Practices in Prenatal Care for First-Generation Hispanic Women

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Spirit Award. University of Utah College of Nursing, 09/2014
  • Honors for Nursing 2014. University of Utah, 05/2014
  • Received "Honoring Those Who Dare to Care" award. College of Nursing Honors for Nursing 2011, 05/10/2011
  • College of Nursing Faculty Fellowship Award. University of Utah, 07/2007
  • International Honor Society . Golden Key Honor Society, 01/01/2007
  • International Honor Society of Nursing. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1997
  • Harrison Award . Montana State University, 05/1976

Biography

Dr. Susan Hall is an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems and Community Based Care Division. Her Doctorate of Nursing Practice focused on evidence-based practice of prenatal care for first generation Hispanic Women in urban areas. Her foci are women health, vulnerable populations, community health, interprofessional practice, telemedicine, and nursing education. Dr. Hall has been at the University of Utah: College of Nursing since 2006.

She is from Montana. She has practiced as an RN in Montana, Louisiana, Washington state and Utah.  Susan has practiced as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in Utah.  Dr. Hall has practiced as a Women’s Health NP in Utah. She is married and has two sons.

 

Career Highlights

Dr. Susan Hall is currently a clinical instructor in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. She began her career in 1977 as a team leader on a medical surgical unit in Billings, Montana after earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from Montana State University. In the summer of 1977, she began working in a surgical intensive care unit in New Orleans, LA. In 1978, she was employed by for University of Utah Medical Center to work as an RN in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. After moving to Spokane, Washington in 1986, she was employed by the Spokane Visiting Nurses Association and then Spokane County Health Department. She moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1988 and began studying to earn a Master’s of Nursing in Community Health Nursing. Upon earning a Master’s degree, she earned a Post Master’s Certificate as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 1998 from the University of Utah. She was able to combine her knowledge as a Community Health nurse and a Women’s Nurse Practitioner by providing women’s health care and prenatal care to vulnerable populations at Salt Lake Valley Health Department. In 2006, she began teaching at the University of Utah College of Nursing Community Health nursing. Dr. Hall earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in 2009. The focus of her practice and research has been on the improvement the prenatal care of Hispanic women. She has also focused on increasing interdisciplinary education in health care for nursing and primary care nurse practitioner students. Dr. Hall is currently working to increase graduate students interprofessional communication skills and the use of telehealth to improve quality of health care.

Affiliations

  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE), Member, 09/2010 - 06/2013
  • American Association Nurse Practitioner (AANP), Member, 10/2008 - present
  • Utah Nurse Practitioners (UNP), Member, 01/2008 - present
  • Golden Key Honor Society (GKHS), Member, 01/2007 - present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (STTI), Member, 04/1996 - present

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America. Working with immigrates in the U.S. in non-profit clinics.