Sue Anderson

Faculty Profiles

Sue Anderson

Sue Anderson

Associate Professor, Director of the Doctor of Nursing
Nursing Science
Havican Hall, 15A

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"Healthcare in the US is very fragmented, leaving many people without access to high quality and affordable care. Nurse practitioners are poised to meet this growing need." 

Prior to becoming a nurse, Sue Anderson worked for several years as a
journalist. In this role she worked as a staff reporter, photojournalist, and
editor of a small rural newspaper. Her interest in helping people tell their
stories has been a consistent thread throughout her professional life. She
earned a PhD at the University of Arizona in 2011 with a focus on vulnerable
and rural populations. Her research has integrated her past experience as a
photojournalist as she uses photographic methods to make the voice of
under-represented people heard.

Education 

PhD, University of Arizona
MS,  Purdue University Calumet
BSN, Indiana University South Bend

Areas of Expertise 

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
  • Primary Care
  • Otolaryngology
  • Photographic research methods
  • Nursing education and administration

Research Interests 

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Qualitative research
  • Photo Voice
  • Otolaryngology

Courses Recently Taught 

  • NURS 701  Practice Innovation Project Practicum I
  • NURS 702  Practice Innovation Project Practicum II
  • NURS 703  Practice Innovation Project Practicum III
  • NURS 681  X-ray interpretation & suturing for primary care

Professional Experience 

  • Nursing education: Indiana University South Bend, 1995-1017
  • Campbell Ear, Nose & Throat, Family Nurse Practitioner, Granger, IN 2001-present    
  • Holm Memorial Clinic, Family Nurse Practitioner, Plymouth, IN, 1997-2001 
  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Registered Nurse,Emergency Trauma Center, South Bend, IN, 1993-1996

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Fox, M., Anderson, T., Anderson, S. Food taxes: Can you control behavior and health outcomes through taxation? American Journal of Medical Research, 4(1), 93-110. doi: 10.22381/AJMR4120177, 2017.      
  • Anderson, S. Epistaxis update in Chapter 7 Head, Neck, and Face Disorders. In L. Kennedy-Malone, K. Ryan Fletcher, & L. Martin-Plank (Eds.) Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults, (2nd ed). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 2018.     
  • Anderson, S. Rhinitis update in Chapter 7 Head, Neck, and Face Disorders. In L. Kennedy-Malone, K. Ryan Fletcher, & L. Martin-Plank (Eds.) Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults, (2nd ed). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 2018.
  • Anderson, S. Asthma update in Chapter 8  Chest Disorders. In L. Kennedy-Malone, K. Ryan Fletcher, & L. Martin-Plank (Eds.) Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults, (2nd ed). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 2018.
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Contributor to White paper: The Doctor of Nursing Practice nurse practitioner clinical scholar 2016.
  • Anderson, S. (In progress).  Men in nursing: The meaning of our work. A Photovoice study.

Presentations

  • Anderson, S. Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana New Graduate Boot Camp: CV preparation and Collaborative Practice Requirements, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN, June 2018.
  • Anderson, S., Zlotnick, C., Heaslip, V. A case-oriented, cross-country comparison of three high income countries’ health systems and health care accessibility. Abstract accepted for podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th International
  • Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 2017.
  • Zlotnick, C., Anderson, S., Heaslip, V. Making a cross-country comparison on health systems – What are the possible study design frameworks? Abstract accepted for podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 2017.
  • Anderson, S.  Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana Legislative Forum, panelist, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN, September 2016.
  • Anderson, S. Nurse practitioner education: Life and leadership in the fast lane. Podium presentation at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016 Specialty and Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2016.
  • Anderson, S., Zlotnick, C., Heaslip, V.  The United Kingdom, Israel, and the USA: The impact of healthcare systems on health. Podium presentation at the Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 2016.
  • Anderson, S., Arends, R., Cassarino, D., Hoebelheinrich, K., & Peraza-Smith, G.B. Membership Engagement. Podium presentation at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Specialty & Leadership Conference, San Diego, CA, September 2015.
  • Anderson, S. Engaging the participant: Use of a photographic method. Podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau 26th International Nursing Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 2015.
  • Anderson, S. Pediatric Hearing Loss: Watch, Listen and Talk. Podium presentation at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2014.
  • Jones, S., Anderson, S, Quintero, L., & Carlson, R. Socioeconomic Factors and Heart Disease Risk in Hispanic Population of Northern Indiana. Podium presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 2014.
  • Anderson, S. Impact of Family, Culture, and the Environment on Hispanic Children's Leisure Activity. Podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau 24th International Nursing Research Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2013.
  • Anderson, S. U.S. and Hoosier Culture: What to Expect When You Come to the United States. Podium presentation at the Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, July 2012.
  • Anderson, S. Community Health Nursing Roles in the United States: Registered Nurses and Family Nurse Practitioners. Podium presentation at the Peking University School of Nursing, Beijing, People’s Republic of  China, June 2012.
  • Anderson, S. Hispanic American Children’s Leisure Time Activity. Podium presentation at the Peking University School of Nursing, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, June 2012.
  • Anderson, S. Hispanic Children’s Sedentary Leisure Activity: Talking Points for Nurse Practitioners. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2012.
  • Anderson, S. The Use of Visual Methods to Describe and Understand Hispanic Children's Leisure Activities. Podium presentation at the Nursing Research Consortium of North Central Indiana Fall Conference, South Bend, IN, September 2011.
  • Anderson, S. & Jackson, P. To PhD or DNP: That is the Question. The Research vs. the Clinical Doctorate. Poster presented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner’s Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2011.
  • Anderson, S. Through a Mother’s Eyes: Hispanic Children’s Leisure Time Activity.  Poster presented at the Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2011.
  • Anderson, S. Rural Hispanic Immigrants: Barriers Influencing Health Disparities. Poster presented at the Western Institute of Nursing Conference, Portland, OR, April 2008.
  • Anderson, S. Transcultural Healthcare in Northern Ireland. Podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau Nu Omicron Chapter Spring Conference, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, February 2003.

Professional Memberships 

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses in Indiana (CAPNI)
  • Nursing Research Consortium of North Central Indiana