Susan VanBeuge serves as an instructor in core courses and clinical advisor for students. She also works with graduate students as chair and membership of capstone committees during their studies in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. VanBeuge works as a faculty member advisor in the SON alumni association. This role is to bridge between the community board members of the alumni association and the school of nursing. VanBeuge is also actively working with other nurse practitioner faculty on building community relations with agencies for placement of the students in preceptor programs throughout the state of Nevada and United States.
VanBeuge's area of research interests are in the area of oncology, survivorship, inter-professional collaboration, and health promotion. Her doctoral capstone project investigated cancer survivorship and the continuing needs of survivors after treatment is completed. She recently completed a grant working to create Tobacco Free Campuses' in Southern Nevada working with the Southern Nevada Health District and the Centers for Disease Control. She is currently working on 5-year National Geriatric Education Consortium (NGEC) grant in collaboration with the University of Nevada Reno and UNLV School of Dental Medicine to provide educational training to better care for geriatric patients with type 2 diabetes.
VanBeuge has presented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners for many years in the topic areas of cancer prevention, treatment, endocrinology and inter-professional collaboration. She has published articles in various scholarly and practice journals. She is frequently invited to present at local, state and national conferences to share her clinical expertise and areas of ongoing research.
VanBeuge is a manuscript reviewer for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Journal. She is a current member of Sigma Theta Tau, Oncology Nurses Society, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a past member of the American College of Surgeons. She serves as a member of the UNLV Faculty Senate Executive Committee, member of the UNLV School of Nursing Student Affairs Council, member of the Nevada Primary Care Advisory Council, Legislative Liaison for the Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association, and a past member of Nevada Board of Nursing Advance Practice Advisory Committee.