Susan Hayes Lane PhD, MSN, RN

Dr. Susan Hayes Lane recently sent NEF her updated C. V. A summary of her activities and achievements since winning one of the 2010-2011 Nurses’ Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarship for doctoral study, follows:

Since earning a PhD from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012, Dr. Hayes Lane has taken an assistant professor position at Appalachian State University where she has been the Interim Director of Graduate Nursing Programs since the beginning of 2015.

Over the past four years she has won numerous awards, stipends, and scholarships; made several presentations on a variety of local, regional, and national topics including but not limited to:

  • Creating Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow: Formal Leadership Training in Nursing Education Curricula.
  • Missing the Boar: Death Education in Nursing Curricula.
  • An Exploration of the Relationship Between Patient Falls and Specific Nurse Variables.
  • The Relationship Between Psychotropic Drugs and Falls in Geriatric Population.
  • Decision Making Behaviors for Adolescent Mothers Enrolled in the Nurse Family Partnership.
  • Grant Writing Basics.
  • The Health and Economic Benefits of the Nurse-Family Partnership Within North Carolina.
  • Dietary Practices Among First Generation Filipinos in the United States.

Ms Haynes Lane has authored numerous grants and authored thirteen articles including topics such as:

  • Measuring Nursing Student Competency with Simulation: Developing the Nursing Action Competency Test.
  • The Meaning of Diabetes and Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle Among Filipinos in the United States.
  • Incivility in the Hospital Environment. The Nurse Educator – Staff Nurse Relationship. 

Dr. Hayes-Lane is currently a member of the Institute for Health and Human Service Task Force and the College Health Sciences Task force as well as numerous other committees. She teaches courses online and in the classroom setting on Nursing Leadership, Nursing Care of Families and Communities, as well as Health Assessment.


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