Dr. Susan VanBeuge is an associate professor-in-residence, teaching in the family nurse practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. Her research interests include cancer survivorship, interprofessional collaboration, health care policy, endocrinology, and health promotion. Her doctoral project investigated cancer survivorship and the continuing needs of survivors after treatment is completed. She completed a study funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration in the area of interprofessional collaboration (IPE) through the National Geriatric Education Consortium. This work translated into published research and workgroups created on campus to integrate IPE into curriculums for nursing, dentistry, social work, psychology, and physical therapy. Dr. VanBeuge completed a National Science Foundation grant with the School of Engineering to deliver online education within the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines for graduate students.
Other work by Dr. VanBeuge has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and other publications, and she has presented research findings about topics related to clinical areas in endocrinology, interprofessional collaboration, and health care policy during national conferences and meetings.
Dr. VanBeuge serves the community as an RN member of the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Dr. VanBeuge also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Nevada Primary Care Advisory Council and is member of the recruitment and retention committee. Dr. VanBeuge is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She is an active member and former elected leader in the AANP, serving as the Nevada State Representative for two terms. Dr. VanBeuge served as the National Conference Chair for 2017 and 2018, as well as several committees for conferences and special work groups and currently representing the AANP on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for diabetes education. Dr. VanBeuge has served on the Nevada Action Coalition, and acts as advisor to the Western Regional Advanced Practice Nurses Network (WRAPNN) serving the western US.
Dr. VanBeuge earned a B.S. in Speech Communication from the University of Utah (1986), B.S. in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University (1993), M.S. Nursing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Utah (2009). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. Dr. VanBeuge is a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She practices in the subspecialties of endocrinology and cardiometabolic care.