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  Susan Dunn

Susan Dunn, Professor

PhD, RN
dunns@hope.edu

Room 1148 of Science Center
616-395-7424 (office)
616-395-7163 (fax)

Education:

  • PhD: Michigan State University
  • MSN: Grand Valley State University
  • BSN: University of Michigan
  • ADN: Grand Rapids Junior College

Specialty:

  • Cardiovascular nursing
  • Acute care of the adult
  • Critical care nursing
  • Nursing research

Professional Experience:

  • Hope College Nursing Department : 1997-present (Chairperson 2006-2013)
  • Cardiovascular Research Consultant: 1997- 1998
  • Grand Valley State University, Kirkhof School of Nursing: 1997
    Clinical instructor
  • Butterworth Hospital: 1985-1997
    Positions held included Cardiovascular Research Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator, Medical Critical Care Clinical Coordinator and Medical Critical Care Staff Nurse
  • Grand Rapids Community College: 1992-1993
    Clinical Nursing Instructor
  • Vernon Wendt, MD: 1983-1985
    Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: 1982-1983
    CCU Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital: 1980-1982
    Step-down CCU Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse
  • Blodgett Hospital: 1980
    Neuroscience Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular nursing
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Hopelessness
  • Depression
  • Exercise participation
  • Physical functioning

Grants:

  • 2014 Debbink Faculty Development Grant, "An Intervention to Reduce Hopelessness in Individuals with Coronary Heart Disease"
  • 2013 Hope College Jean Mason Debbink Faculty Development Grant Investigator
  • 2012 Kappa Epsilon Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing "Excerise, Cardiac Rehabilitation Particpation, and Their Relationship with Hopelessness and Depression in Individulas with Cardiac Disease".
  • 2010-2011 Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Development Grant for Interdisciplinary Research
    Co-Investigators: Susan Dunn and Nathan Tintle
  • 2010-2011 The Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) New Directions Initiative Grant
    “Home Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise, and No Exercise and Their Relationship with Hopelessness and Depression in Individuals with Coronary Heart Disease”
    Investigator: Susan Dunn
  • Debbink Faculty Development Grant "Home Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation Excerise, and No Excersie and Their Relationship with Hopelessness and Drpression in Individuals with coronary Heart Disease"
  • 2009 Hope College Jean Mason Debbink Faculty Development Grant Investigator: Susan Dunn
  • 2009 Debbinnk Faculty Development Grant, The Development and Testing of a State-Trait Hopelessness Scale for use with Individulas with Cardiovascular Disease.
  • 2007-2008 Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Development Grant for Interdisciplinary Research
    Co-Investigators: Susan Dunn and Nathan Tintle
  • 2003-2005 National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institute of Health
    Pre-doctoral National Research Service Award
    Investigator: Susan Dunn
  • 2003-2005 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award Program Grant
    Investigator: Susan Dunn
  • 2002 Kappa Epsilon Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Grant
    Investigator: Susan Dunn
  • 2001 Lilly Foundation Planning Grant
    Co-Investigators: Susan Dunn and Steve Hoogerwerf
  • 2000 Hope College-Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Faculty Development Grant for Curriculum Development
    Co-Investigators: Susan Dunn, Mary Scheerhorn, Debra Sietsema
  • 1995-1996 American Heart Association of Michigan Nursing Research Grant Principle Investigator: Susan Dunn

Recent presentations:

  • 2014 "A Program of Hopelessness Research" Podium presentation as Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing
  • 2014 "The Impact of Home and Hospital-Based Exercise on Hopelessness in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease." Dunn, S., Dunn, M., Rieth, N., Clark, J., & Tintle, N. Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Conference, Saint Louis, MO.
  • 2013 "A Valid and Reliable Scale to Differentiate State and Trait Hopelessness in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease" (Susan Dunn, Nathan Tintle, Grace Olamijulo, Heather Fuglseth, Theresa Holden, Lien Swieringa, Michael Sit), Paper presentation, Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2013 "Scholarship on a Dime: Doing More Science with Less Support" (Robert Topp, Vicki Conn, Susan Dunn, Lisa Hopp, Rosemary Jadack, Debra Jansen, Susan Moch), half-day workshop, Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2012 "A Valid and Reliable Scale to Differentiate State and Trait Hopelessness in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease" (Susan Dunn, Nathan Tintle, Grace Olamijulo, Heather Fuglseth, Theresa Holden, Lien Swieringa, Michael Sit), Paper presentation, American Heart Association 2012 Scientific Sessions, Los Angeles, California
  • 2011 "The Implementation of a Partnership Model for Doctoral Education: Accelerated BSN to PhD" (Susan Dunn, Barbara Given, Mary Mundt) Poster presentation AACN Doctoral Conference San Diego, California
  • 2010 “Increased Hopelessness Levels in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease 6 Months After Hospitalization and After Attending a Phase Two Cardiac Rehabilitation Program”
    Paper presentation Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Nursing Conference Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2010 “Increased Hopelessness Levels in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease 6 Months After Hospitalization and After Attending a Phase Two Cardiac Rehabilitation Program”
    Poster presentation American Heart Association, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2010
    San Francisco, California
  • 2009 "Development and Testing of a New State-Trait Hopelessness Tool for Use with Patients with Coronary Heart Disease "Poster (Dunn, Tintle, Dykstra, Hulst, Mulder)
    Kappa Epsilon Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau Research Event Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2008 "Development and Testing of a New State-Trait Hopelessness Tool for Use with Patients with Coronary Heart Disease "Oral paper (Dunn, Tintle, Dykstra, Hulst, Mulder)
    23rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2007 "Back to the Future: Hopelessness and Heart Disease"
    Oral paper Spectrum Health Emerging Concepts in Cardiovascular Care Conference Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2006 "Hopelessness and its Effect on Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Participation Following Hospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndrome" Oral paper Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress Montreal, Quebec
  • 2005 "Depression and Hopelessness as Psychological Predictors of Exercise and Physical Functioning in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome" Oral paper Family Practice Research Conference XXVIII Michigan State University, East Lansing MI
  • 2004 "Depression and Hopelessness as Psychological Predictors of Exercise and Physical Functioning in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome "Oral paper American Heart Association Scientific Sessions New Orleans, LA

Professional Activities:

  • 2014: Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing
  • 2011- present Reviewer, Healthcare Safety and Quality improvement Study Section, Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • 2009- present Reviewer, Healthcare Systems and Value Research Study Section, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • 2010- present: Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • 2010- present: Research abstract reviewer, Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American Heart Association
      -Kent County Board Member 1994-1996
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Student Nurses Association www.nsna.org
      -Hope-Calvin Faculty Advisor 1999-2003
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Epsilon Chapter-At-Large
      -Vice President 1996-1998
      -Hope-Calvin Faculty Counselor 2000-2002

Publications

  • Dunn, S., Olamijulo, G., Fuglseth, H., Holden, T., Swieringa, L., Sit, M., & Rieth, N., & Tintle, N. (2014). The State-Trait Hopelessness Scale: Development and testing. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(4), 553-571.
  • Dunn, S., Shattuck, S., Baird, L., Mau., J., & Bakker, D. (2011). Developing a nursing model of care? Try focus groups. Nursing Management, 42(8), 24-26.
  • Dunn, S., Stommel, M., Corser, W., & Holmes-Rovner, M. (2009). Hopelessness and its effect on cardiac rehabilitation exercise participation following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 29(32-39)
  • Holmes-Rovner, M., Stommel, M., Corser, W., Olomu, A., Summers-Holtrop, J., Siddiqi, A., & Dunn, S. (2008). Does outpatient telephone coaching add to hospital quality improvement following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome? Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(9), 1464-1470.
  • Dunn, S., Corser, W., Stommel, M., & Holmes-Rovner, M. (2006). Hopelessness and depression in the early recovery period after hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 26(3), 153-159.
  • Corser, W., Hanak, M., Stommel, M., Olomu, A., Yang, Z., Dunn, S., & Holmes-Rovner, M. (2006). Association of cardiac drugs with depression after acute coronary syndrome. Journal of Pharmacy Technology, 22(6), 319-325.
  • Dunn, S. (2005). Hopelessness as a response to physical illness. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37(2), 1-7.

Awards and Honors

  • 2013 Ruth and John Reed Faculty Achievement Award, Hope College
  • 2009 New Inverstigators Award American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • 2009 Excellence in Nursing Education
    Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Epsilon-at-Large Chapter
  • 2008 New Investigators Award
    American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
  • 2006 Excellence in Nursing Research Award
    Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Epsilon-at-Large Chapter
  • 2005 Best Research Presentation by a Practitioner
    Family Practice Research Conference XXVIII
    Michigan State University
  • 2005 Outstanding PhD Graduate
    College of Nursing
    Michigan State University
  • 2000-2004 Gilbert and Leona Schumann Scholarship, Michigan State University
  • 2000-2003 Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship, Michigan State University
  • 2000 Health Research Service Award Fellowship, Michigan State University
  • 1997 Award for Excellence in Nursing Research at Kirkhof School of Nursing, Grand Valley State University Presented by Butterworth Hospital
  • 1997 GRAMEC Best Nursing Research Award Presented by Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center (GRAMEC)