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Associate Professor of Nursing (1999)
- B.S., Pennsylvania State University
- M.N., University of Pittsburgh
- D.N.Sc., Widener University
Office: Hamilton Hall, Room 100
Areas of Research and/or Expertise
Expressive and reflective writing and its effects on clinical education.
As a nursing faculty member for more than thirty years, Susan is acutely aware of factors that impact on a student's success. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Science from Widener University.. Her dissertation research examined variables inherent in clinical education that may be perceived as threatening to the nursing student and developed strategies to maximize successful completion of the nursing curriculum. Reflective journaling, clinical judgment in the novice nurse, and development of methods to create connectedness between instructor and student are areas that also interest her.She recently authored a chapter on clinical education in the textbook Nursing Education: Foundations for Practice Excellence.Susan received the Award for Teaching Excellence in 2001 from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and was a finalist in the Nightingale Awards for excellence in Nursing Education. Dr. Scholtz was recently appointed as the Introduction to College Life director at Moravian College.