Susan VanBeuge is an associate professor-in-residence, teaching in the family nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs. She serves as an advisor to students, chairs DNP committees, and is a member of the student advisory council. VanBeuge is currently president-elect of the school’s faculty organization, becoming president during the 2018-2019 term, and is a member of the university’s Fiscal Affairs Committee.
VanBeuge’s 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 recently 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. VanBeuge is currently working with the UNLV School of Engineering to deliver online education within the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines for graduate students.
VanBeuge’s work 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.
VanBeuge reviews manuscripts for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Journal, is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Diabetes Association, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and is a past member of the American College of Surgeons. She serves as a member of the UNLV School of Nursing Student Affairs Council, vice-chair of the Nevada Primary Care Advisory Council, Nevada State representative to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and secretary of the Nevada State Board of Nursing.