Susan Chase, EdD, RN, FNAP

Dr. Chase’s research focus is the promotion of health, and the support of individuals, families and groups through faith community nursing.  Faith communities offer a place to offer truly person-centered care from a holistic perspective. She conducts primarily qualitative and evaluation methods in my work. Dr. Chase has worked on the development of academic programs and participates in academic program evaluation.


Funded Research

  • Project Director, Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship: Preparing Primary Care Providers for the Medically Underserved, Health Resources Service Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ($700,000).

  • Healthy 100 Congregations Faith Community Nursing Grant: Evaluation, Project Healthy 100 Congregations (Florida), 2013-14.

Selected Publications

  • Pope, B., Hough, M.C., & Chase, S. (in review). Ethical considerations in a caring community nursing practice. International Journal for Human Caring.

  • LaManna, J.M., Bushy, A., Norris, A.E, & Chase, S.K. (2016). Early and intermediate hospital-to-home transition outcomes of older adults diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes Educator, 42(1), 72-86.

  • Kongsuwan, W., Keller, K. & Chase, S. (2016) The evolution of caring for dying patients in intensive care units in the United States, International Journal of Healing and Caring.

  • Chase, S.K. (2016). Clinical judgment in critical care. In S.R. Hardin & R. Kaplow (Eds.). Cardiac surgery: Essentials for critical care nursing (2nd ed.). Sudbury MA: Jones & Bartlett.

  • Chase, S.K. (2016) Faith-oriented communities and health ministries in faith communities. In G. Harkness and R. DeMarco (Eds.), Public Health Nursing: Evidence for Practice (2nd ed., pp. 486-500). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  • Conner, N. & Chase, S.K. (2014). Decisions and caregiving: End-of-life among Blacks from the perspective of informal caregivers and decision-makers. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, doi: 10.117/1049909114529013

  • Chase, S.K. (2014). The art of diagnosis and treatment. In L.M. Dunphy, J.E. Winland-Brown, and D. Thomas, (Eds.), Primary care: The art and science of advanced practice nursing (4th ed., pp. 43-61). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

  • Chase, S.K. (2014). The cardiovascular system. In P. Tabloski (Ed.). Gerontological nursing (3rd ed., pp. 363-399) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

  • Waldrop, J. & Chase, S.K. (2014). Lead Faculty Workload Model:  Recognizing Equity    and Leadership in Faculty. Nurse Educator, 39(2), 96-101

  • Dyess, S., Chase, S.K., & Hanaway, K.P. (2013). Caring in the community: An exemplar within faith community nursing. International Journal for Human Caring, 17(2), 23-28.

  • Eggenberger, T., Keller, K., & Chase, S. (2012). Evaluating caring in nursing simulation: A quantitative approach. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(6). DOI 10.5480/1536-5026-33.6.406.

  • Dyess, S.M. & Chase, S.K. (2012). Sustaining health in faith community nursing practice: Emerging processes that support the development of a middle-range theory. Holistic Nursing Practice, 26 (4), 221-7.

Professional Organizations

  • National Academy of Practice, Distinguished Scholar and Fellow
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Site Evaluator, Team Leader; Member of Report Review Committee

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