Dr. Susan Lane is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at Appalachian State University since 2013. She received her PhD at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina) in 2012 and her Master's degree in Nursing Education from Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs, North Carolina) in 2003. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, North Carolina) in 2001.
Prior to coming to Appalachian State University, Dr. Lane worked at Gardner-Webb University as an Instructor and Assistant Professor. Her clinical background includes newborn nursery, obstetrics, pediatrics and long-term care. In addition, she has served as Director of Education and Employee Health and as a Research Assistant.
Dr. Lane was the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's Gamma Zeta Dissertation Award in 2013. She was also selected and graduated from the 2013 North Carolina Nurses Association's Leadership Academy. In 2015, she received the Research Grant Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's Phi Psi Chapter and the Mu Psi- at Large Chapter's Research Grant Award in 2010 and 2012. Dr. Lane was also awarded the Appalachian Women Scientist Grant in 2014.
Dr. Lane is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the North Carolina Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. She is currently serving as the secretary for the Phi Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Also, Dr. Lane has served the North Carolina Nurses Association as the Regional Director for the Northwest Region from 2014 to 2015. Similarly, she volunteers her time as a Board Member for a local Child Development Center in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Her research interests include nursing education, nursing leadership, cultural competence, acculturation and measurement. Additionally, her work has focused on the populations of adolescents through young adults. Dr. Lane serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and has completed multiple presentations and publications at the regional, national and international levels.
She currently resides in Boone, North Carolina with her husband and son.
Title: Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Programs
Department: Department of Nursing
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Phone: (828) 262-8047