St. Bonaventure University

School of Health Professions Faculty


Soltysik, Suzanne M.

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Nursing
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Health Professions

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2262
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OFFICE
Francis Hall 210
COURSES TAUGHT
  • Medical-Surgical I & II (classroom and clinical)
  • Health Assessment
  • Pharmacology (hybrid)
  • Evidence-based Practice and Research (hybrid)
  • Nursing Theory
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mount Saint Mary College, 1989
  • Master of Science in Nursing, St. Joseph's College, 2013
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, American Sentinel University, 2019
OTHER EDUCATION
  • Medical Surgical Nursing certification
  • Nursing Professional Development certification
  • Certified Nurse Educator
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Licensed in New York and Pennsylvania
  • Clinical nurse for more than 30 years with experience in medical-surgical nursing, oncology, telemetry, critical care, home care hospice and school nursing
  • Worked in nursing education in a hospital setting and as an adjunct instructor in AS, BS and MS nursing programs
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • “It Takes a Village: Implementing a Transition-to-Practice Program for BSN New Graduate Nurses in a Community Hospital,” Mather Hospital Nursing Research & EBP Conference, Stony Brook, NY, May 2019.
  • 2019 Dissertation: “How Has the Implementation of a Transition to Practice Program Affected the Satisfaction of New Graduate BSN Nurses in a Small Community Hospital During the First Year of Practice?”
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
I lived on Long Island most of my life, with family roots in Western New York. I was happy to join the faculty of the new nursing program at St. Bonaventure in 2019 and I look forward to helping to raise the level of nursing practice through education and degree advancement.

“Nursing is a progressive art, such that to stand still is to go backward.”

— Florence Nightingale

 
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