Chatham University

Nursing Faculty and Staff

Susan Sterrett MSN, MBA, EdD
ssterrett@chatham.edu
Chatham Faculty

Assistant Professor

Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA

Joined Chatham : 2008

Academic Areas of Interest
Interprofessional education, leadership, community health

Personal Areas of Interest
Reading history and fiction, gardening, knitting, Southern Virginia history

Biography
Susan E. Sterrett is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Sterrett received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1975), her Masters of Science in Nursing (1992), and her Masters of Business Administration (1994) from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. In 2008, she completed her EdD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Sterrett has 10 years experience in acute care nursing and six years as a visiting nurse. Her experience in teaching and educational administration includes four years full time at Carlow University and three as the graduate program director. Her research interest is in interprofessional education, having completed a qualitative dissertation of the experience of participants in IP learning experiences. She is interested in the development of interprofessional communities of practice. She is active in the following organizations: Sigma Theta Tau, and the Association of Integrative Studies. She presently teaches in the RN-BSN and the DNP programs and coordinates clinical experiences for RN-BSN students. Sue serves on the board of the Homewood Renaissance Association and is active in the development of health care opportunities in the community of Homewood and the current rebuild of a home to serve as a safe house for children in the area. She is active at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church currently serving on the Mission and Nomination Committees.
Education
1975 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Duquesne University
1992 Master of Science in Nursing, Duquesne University
1994 Master of Business Administration, Duquesne University
2008 Doctor of Education, Higher Education Management, University of Pittsburgh
Publications
Bednarek, M., Gorezny, A., Hawkins, S., Hertwick, M., Schreiber, J., Sterrett, S. (2012) "Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Education: Comparing Physician Assistant and Other Health Care Professions Students," Journal of Physician Assistant Education.
The Leadership journey: From belief to reality. (2010). Gazza, E. & Sterrett, S. Teaching and Learning in Nursing
Becoming an interprofessional community of practice: A Qualitative study of an interprofessional fellowship, (2010) Journal of Research in Interprofessional Education and Practice and education,1(3)
“Nursing case management” P. N. A. Vital Signs, 1997
“What is nursing case management?” Hospital News, 1997
Awards
Community Leaders Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Phi, 1990
Enid Goldberg Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter 1991
Organizations
American Interprofessional Health Collaborative
American Association of University Professors
Southwest Pa. Organization of Nurse Leaders
Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Association of Integrative Studies
Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Phi
Achievements
Adjunct Faculty Prescott College, PhD Mentor 2010 - Present
Instructor, Carlow University August 2000 - May 2004
Assistant Professor Chatham University, October 2008 - current
Graduate Nursing Program Director, Carlow University, August 2000 - August 2003
Presentations
"Collaborating Across Borders II" International Conference on Interprofessional Education, May 2009.
Sterrett, S. (1993). Case management modules. Presentation for Pennsylvania League for Nursing District 6 Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
Sterrett, S. (1992). Peer review evaluation. Presented at Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Sterrett, S. & Reiser, L. (2002). The Master of Nursing Leadership: A collaborative approach to educating nursing leaders. Poster presentation at the National League for Nursing Education Summit, Anaheim, CA.
Sterrett, S. (2007). Forming Communities of Practice. Presentation at Collaborating Across Borders, University of Minnesota
Sterrett, S. (2007). Forming Communities of Practice. Guest speaker at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine conference on interprofessional health education