A Certified Nurse Educator, Susan Quelly is the director of UCF’s online Nurse Educator MSN and Nurse Educator Certificate programs. Quelly is a published researcher in the field of nursing education, and collaborates in research involving healthcare simulation and other innovative teaching strategies. Her primary research interest has evolved and expanded to include mitigating health risks related to diabetes-complicated pregnancies by improving primary care for underserved women. With exposure to a diabetes-complicated pregnancy in utero a risk factor for childhood obesity, Quelly conducts community-based childhood obesity prevention research involving parents, children and school nurses. In addition, she explores and develops interventions using technologies such as mobile apps to facilitate seamless care transitions following diabetes-complicated pregnancies to reduce future health risks for low-income mothers and their children.

  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, University of Central Florida
  • BSN, Eastern Kentucky University
Selected Editorial Activities
  • Editorial Panel, Journal of School Nursing
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UCF College of Nursing, 2023
  • Research Incentive Award, UCF College of Nursing, 2018
  • Teaching Incentive Award, UCF College of Nursing,  2018
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, UCF College of Nursing, 2017
Selected Professional Activities
  • National Association of School Nurses/Florida Association of School Nurses
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing
  • Association of Diabetes Care and Educational Specialists
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Expertise & Research

  • Chronic Diseases
  • Community Health
  • Diabetes
  • Gaming / Mobile Apps
  • Maternal Health
  • Nursing Education
  • Pediatrics / Neonatal
  • Population Health: Neonatal
  • Population Health: Pediatrics
  • Population Health: Women
  • Preventative Care
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Simulation
  • Women's Health
Research Areas
  • Simulation, Technology & Modeling