Provider type: Physicians & APNs
I am an advanced practice registered nurse with a variety of experiences in medical/surgical, psychiatric and project management experience in the arena of nursing care and administration in both civilian and military populations. I graduated from the University of South Caroline for my undergraduate degree in 1979, worked in patient care in Charleston, SC in a variety of hospital settings until I entered into the USAF in 1988, I served on Active Duty until 1991. I worked in NIH in various settings until 1994 when I got my Master's degree and got married and I transitioned to the FDA and worked as a project manager for several years in the centers for Biologics and then Psychiatric medications. I divorced in 2004 and moved back to the south in Atlanta and worked in 2 separate pharmaceutical companies. I wanted to fulfill my dream of working in a private practice and took a job offering in Cumming with a psychiatrist in 2009. I have been in this private practice ever since, working with a variety of patients with different psychiatric disorders. I work with both men and women with anxiety, depression, OCD, Bipolar Disorders. Schizophrenia and other psychoses with medication management. I love what I do. I am hoping to make it until age 70, in 4 years, so that I can retire. I am still divorced and single and I love my life. I love being involved with sighthound rescue and have 4 dogs that are my children. I also love horses and one day hope to get back to riding dressage again. I love using all of the therapy modalities to help patients to get to and maintain a high quality of life.
In 1976, Susan graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing. Susan furthered her education in 1998 and attended the University of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she obtained her Masters in Psychiatric Nursing.
Susan served in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and mental health nurse at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, DC metro area from 1998-1991. During this time, she received a team service medal and personal medal for patient teaching. Susan also was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society in 1997. In addition, Susan is a current member of the Metro Atlanta Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing Group.
Susan has worked at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC from 1991-1999. She has provided direct nursing care to patients and normal volunteers involved in various pediatric metabolic, mental health, and Alzheimer's disease research. Susan obtains certification every 5 years for 150 CEU's (Continuing Education Credits) as required by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She has fulfilled CEU credits in Addictions, specific psychiatric disorders, preventive health care and complementary and integrative medicine. Susan has worked part-time and assisted in the expansion of mental health services in a nursing home and assisted living in Washington, DC metro area.
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