My Teaching Philosophy
Dr. Suzette Scheuermann PHD MSN RN256 Sugarberry Lane
Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071 Phone 502-396-3148 Mobile Phone 516-858-9826 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.suzettescheuermann.com Download this Curriculum Vita
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Nursing Consultant & Founding DeanXavier University of Aruba
2012- PresentSanta Helenastraat 23, Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel: 877-5-XAVIER (Toll Free)
Working in consultation with the faculty of Xavier University of
Aruba to offer a Baccalaureate in the Science of Nursing. Estimated to
enroll students in May 2013.
Working in consultation with the faculty of Xavier University of Aruba to offer a Baccalaureate in the Science of Nursing. Estimated to enroll students in May 2013.
The Nurse Examiner LLC.
2012-Present256 Sugarberry Lane
Taylorsville Kentucky 40071 www.the-nurse-examiner.com
Scaling and Equating
- Demonstrates skill with common scaling and equating designs to review and create technical documentation (including technical specifications)
- Conducts, guides, and designs analyses for item calibration, linking, and equating
- Designs, documents (including technical specifications), conducts AND/OR coordinates the efforts of others (including external verifiers) in item calibration, linking, and equating analyses
Test Construction/Field Testing
- Organizes and coordinates with other research scientists, data analysts subject-matter experts, and/or the client all aspects of test form design and construction and field test item preparation and review
Knowledge of Educational Trends
- Identifies implications of relevant national and state trends in education for operational assessment programs or research projects and clients
- Proposes measurement plans and provides client advice based on these implications as appropriate.
Academic CollaborationNTI Consultation Partner
Serving over 300 Nursing Programs Nationwide!
Philosophy in Nursing PHD
of Kentucky- Lexington Kentucky (advisor: Dr. Lynne Hall RN)
Sleep Disturbances and Sleep Quality in Women with Fibromyalgia
(click to download)
(click to download)
in Science of Nursing MSN – Nursing
in Science of Nursing BSN Nursing 1985
Spalding University-Louisville Kentucky
Most Recent Academic Experiences
Doctoral Dissertation Mentor/ChairCapella University 2012-2013
225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Description: This role serves as a mentor, dissertation chair and/or dissertation committee member to registered nurses pursuing their doctorate (PhD or EdD) in the school of education at Capella University.
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 2011-2012Galen College of Nursing 1031 Zorn Avenue Louisville Kentucky 40207 (502-813-4713)
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment supports quality
student learning by assisting the Successful
SACS accreditation achieved.
Successful SACS accreditation achieved.
Asst. Professor of Nursing & Interim Division of Nursing Chair–BSN Program 2010-2011Lindsey Wilson College 210 Lindsey Wilson Street Columbia Kentucky 42728 (270-384-2126)
Description: Contractual agreement as program director according to 201 KAR 20:360to implement the curriculum submitted to Kentucky Board of Nursing for achievement of initial approval of program. Within this position, I worked with the faculty and academic affairs to:
· Revise the andragogy to include curricular mapping for future reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS COC) and initial candidacy for nursing accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
· Create a method for repeated measurement of general and nursing student learning outcomes.
· Implement an electronic textbook platform across the curriculum for increased access to best practices and student’s resources in clinical area via approved electronic devices.
· Implement secure online testing using NCLEX style tests pools developed by nursing faculty using the secure ANGEL learning management system (LMS).
· Secure funding to build a new building and learning environment for the program of nursing and design dual simulation laboratories with a nursing ward to increase access to simulated health and informatics and population based laboratory experiences.
Nursing Practice and Research Consultant 2008-2010Kentucky Board of Nursing 312 Whittington Parkway Suite 300 Louisville Kentucky 40222 (502-429-3300)
This role served as a consultant on practice and nursing education regulatory matters. This role included providing guidance on interpretation of statutes, regulations, and guidelines for programs of nursing and practicing nurses in the state of KY. This role conducted research at the request of the board; provided statistical analysis of materials; and made recommendations for change. This role served as staff to Board councils, committees and workgroups.
Baccalaureate Program Nursing Adjunct Faculty 2007- 2010McKendree University 10168 Linn Station Road Louisville Kentucky 40223 (502-266-6696)
prepared and delivered on-site and online courses in Basic and Applied
Statistics, Nursing Research, Nursing
FDA approved Investigational Drug & Clinical Research Operations
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator and Investigator 2002- 2007KY Research
201 East Jefferson Street
Louisville Kentucky 40202
contract negotiation, recruitment, study implementation, source documents
and administration of
Registered Nurse Executive and Clinical Administrator 2000-2007KY Center for Better Bone/Joint Health 100 East Liberty Street Suite 700 Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Description: Responsible for patient management
including medical coding, billing and patient
– Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR)
Life Support Provider & Basic Cardiac Life Support Provider-American
Nurse Entrepreneur for Continuing Competence
Critical Care Connections, Inc. 1990-2000
Created in 1990 to provide health-care professionals a rigorous method for maintaining continuing competence. Certification courses included advanced life support (ACLS), basic life support (BCLS), pediatric life support (PALS) and neonatal life support (NALS) and other continuing education courses required for quality compliance. Programs were supported by the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) and led by affiliate faculty of the AHA. Agreements were in place with the Kentucky Association of Nurse Anesthetists, University of Louisville Medical and Dental School, Kleinert and Kutz Handcare Center and HealthSouth Inc. ACLS, BCLS, & PALS have been offered in association with these clients in four states.
Additionally, other continuing competence courses included phlebotomy, LPN IV therapy courses, EKG and critical care courses. Clients included several local physican offices, Vencor Hospital, Kindred Hospital, Suburban hospital, and Southwest hospitals in Louisville Kentucky.
Critical Care Connections Inc. DBA Louisville Education and Development offered Medicaid Approved Certified Nurses' Aide Courses for nursing students attending nursing schools in Kentucky.
In conjunction with the Office of Legal Aid and the Cabinet for Human Services, thousands of participants acquired the Kentucky Statute Required HIV and AIDS courses offered through Critical Care Connections Inc. In conjunction with the Center for Women and Families and the Jefferson County Medical Examiners Office, thousands of participants attended Kentucky Statute required training in Domestic Violence. All proceeds from this course were donated to the Center for Women and Families.
Thousands of participants benefited from the first online continuing education website for continuing competence. This website offered by Critical Care Connections Inc. conducted Free continuing education offerings including HIV/AIDS and domestic volence for healthcare professionals. In fact, 17000+ professionals accessed the site for continuing education in the first three months of operation.
Critical Care Connections Inc. was fortunate to work with many incredible practitioners, who were either participants, staff or faculty for Critical Care Connections Inc. Critical Care Connections was closed when its creator and operator decided to pursue a doctorate in Nursing (PHD) at the University of Kentucky.
Past Clinical Experiences:
Spaid Affiliated Nursing Agency
2007-20141941 Bishop Lane Suite 100
Louisville KY 40222 (502-637-5474)
Description: This role provides on-demand clinical support of intravenous medication therapies (chemotherapy & biological therapy) administered to adults and children in the home, office or hospital setting.
Sleep Medicine Clinic (internship for Doctorate) - Good Samaritan Hospital 2006-2007
Dr. Barbara Phillips
Attended to outpatient client visits to the sleep medicine clinic and included patient teaching regarding completed sleep study (polysomnography) results and made recommendations for treatments. Internship was valuable to doctoral work.
Registered Nurse Intravenous Therapist - Kentuckiana Center for Better Bone and Joint Health 2000-2007
Clinician providing intravenous therapy for outpatient rheumatology clients.
Registered Nurse Endoscopy and Interventional Radiology - University of Louisville Hospital 1997-2000
Bedside practitioner responsible for administration of conscious sedation and RN first assistant for ERCP and other endoscopic procedures requiring Fluoroscopy.
Registered Nurse Nursing Faculty – Bellarmine University 1993-1997
Faculty for Communications course and Critical Care theory. Clinical instructor for Critical Care.
Registered Nurse Post Anesthesia Care - Health South 1994-1996
Bedside practitioner responsible for post surgical recovery of patients undergoing various outpatient surgical procedures.
Registered Nurse Home Health- SpectraCare 1991-1994
Home health practitioner responsible for pre & post heart transplant monitoring including intravenous administration of beta-adrenergics i.e. dobutamine for cardiac output support and pacemaker monitoring.
Registered Nurse Critical Care – University of Louisville Hospital, Suburban Hospital 1990-1994
Emergency Department, Coronary /Intensive Care Unit
Bedside practitioner and Charge Nurse for above clinical areas.
Registered Nurse Critical Care – Audubon Hospital 1985- 1990
Cardiovascular Unit, Open Heart & Transplantation Unit
Bedside practitioner and Charge Nurse for above clinical areas.
Sewell, S. (1997). The Effects of Experience on Clinical Decision Making. (Unpublished
Master's Thesis). Bellarmine University, Louisville Kentucky
Sewell, S. (1998). Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In Basham, K. & Samuels, V. (Eds),
Critical Care Multidisciplinary Outcome Pathways.(pp. 329-334). Philadelphia PA:
Sewell-Scheuermann, S. & Phillips, B. (2006). Sleep Disordered Breathing. In Avidan,
A.Y. & Zee, P.C. (Eds), Handbook of Sleep Medicine. (pp-). Philadelphia, PA:
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Sewell-Scheuermann, S. (2008). Rheumatic Diseases and the Cardiovascular System. In
Moser, D. K & Reigel, B. (Eds), Cardiac Nursing a companion on to Braunwald’s
Heart Disease (pp.1356-1373). St Louis MS: Saunders Elsevier.
Sewell-Scheuermann, S. (2008). Sleep disturbances and sleep quality in women with
fibromyalgia. Dissertation Abstracts International, 69-07B. ProQuest Digital
Sewell-Scheuermann, S. (2008, October). The Effect of Age and FM impact on Daily
Activity Levels and Circadian Rhythm in Women with Fibromyalgia. Poster session
presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Baltimore,
Sewell-Scheuermann, S. & Beason, C. (2010). Defining the future of Advanced Practice
Nursing: The APRN consensus model. Kentucky Board of Nursing Connection
(22nd edition) Retrieved from
On-site and Online Curricula and Faculty Development using ANGEL LMS and ADOBE Connect for the purpose of program evaluation and measurement of student learning outcomes
Galen College of Nursing & Lindsey Wilson College
Online Academic presentation and technology for Nursing Research, Applied Nursing Research & Statistics, Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, & Pharmacology using Blackboard; Adobe Connect; and Angel LMS
Independent Consultant and Faculty (Investigator Meeting for Belimumab)
Human Genome Sciences
Independent Consultant and Faculty - Rituxan in Rheumatoid Arthritis & Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Genentech Inc., San Francisco, California
Critical Care Educator
Suburban Hospital, Louisville Kentucky
Nurse Preceptor and Faculty for Activase in Acute Myocardial Infarction
Genentech Inc., San Francisco, California
Nursing Education Consultant/Continuing Education Provider Nurse Administrator
Kentucky Board of Nursing
Critical Care Educator
Audubon Hospital, Louisville Kentucky
Individual Presentations too numerous to list.
Individual Presentations too numerous to list.
Electronic Textbook Selection and Deployment
Deployed electronic textbooks across the curriculum in prelicensure nursing program
Test Writing and Analysis:
Scheuermann's Tool to conduct blueprinting and item analysis of individual faculty tests.
(permits calculation of percentages of Blooms Categories, Student Learning
Outcomes and/or NCLEX.
(permits calculation of percentages of Blooms Categories, Student Learning Outcomes and/or NCLEX.
National Council Examination for Licensure (NCLEX) – Test - Item Review Subcommittee Member
Educational website development including open source Learning Management Systems using SQL and PHP admin
Developed template Electronic Health Record for purpose of nursing student documentation with portfolio development of student clinical experiences.
with Microsoft Office Products including MS Access, MS Front Page and
Microsoft Expression 4
and Microsoft Expression 4
Extensive Experience with Blackboard Inc and ANGEL (Instruction and Curriculum Development) which enables web-based course portal management
Extensive experience with WebEx and ADOBE Connect (Continuing education for nurses) which enables real time web based continuing education for attendees
Experience with Study Manager for Clinical Trials
Produced the first Online Continuing Education Provider for Nurses in Kentucky: Critical Care Connections Inc. www.ccced.com and www.freeceus.com
Electronic Health Records & HCIS within the medical setting:
Development, Deployment and Go-Live Training for Office Electronic Health Records – WebMD Intergy Program
Development, Deployment and Go-Live Training for Hospital Based HCIS: Meditech Program for Humana Hospital Audubon and Suburban Hospitals currently Norton Healthcare, Inc.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
2013-Present Kentuckiana Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (Associate Member)
2011-Present American Nurses Association
2011-Present Kentucky Nurses Association
2010-Present Kentucky League for Nursing
2010 -Present National League for Nursing
PRIOR PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
1. A Phase IIB, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Abatacept vs. Placebo on a Background of Oral Glucocorticosteroids in the Treatment of Subjects with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the Prevention of Subsequent Lupus Flares.
7. A Phase 3, Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Allopurinal-Controlled Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Febuxastat in Subjects with Gout.
RESEARCH SUB-INVESTIGATOR ACTIVITIES (Completed):
1. A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Multi-center, Phase III Study of Rosuvastatin (CRESTOR) 20 mg in the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events among subjects with low levels of LDL-Cholesterol and elevated levels of C-Reactive Protein.
2. A phase III, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical use study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of BMS 188667 administered intravenously to subjects with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with or without medical co morbidities receiving disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) and/or biologics approved for RA.
7. Corrona Data Collection Program Protocol #02-021.
8. The effect of Eszopiclone 3 mg compared to placebo on Daytime Function in subjects with Insomnia related to rheumatoid arthritis.
10. A 13 week, multi-center, international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study of 2 doses of COX 189 (200 mg and 400 mg) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis using naproxen (500 mg BID) as a comparator.
12. A randomized, phase 3, controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rituximab in combination with methotrexate (MTX) compared to MTX alone, in methotrexate-naïve patients with active rheumatoid arthritis.
14. A Phase III, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study of Retreatment with Rituxan in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis Receiving Background Methotrexate.
15. A Phase II, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Open-Label, Multicenter Study To Evaluate The Effects Of Rituximab On Immune Responses In Subjects With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Receiving Background Methotrexate.
My philosophy as a Nurse Educator
I believe people who want to learn will learn regardless of the environment. I believe that as a nurse educator, I can facilitate an environment that positively influences the learner’s ability and desire to learn. I believe that as a nurse educator I am accountable to make that influence so that the health of the person, family and community is improved.
Through experience, I have learned that for me to facilitate learning, the learner (s) and I must collaborate and work together. It is an unwritten contract between the learner and me to share our perspectives, explore the alternatives and seek the truth if possible. If not the truth, to explore the world through educational experiences that permits us both to acknowledge new knowledge and skills, to make decisions, to perform best practices, and to consider our attitudes, beliefs, and values.
I have high standards for my students and those that would learn with me, just as my educators had for me. My experience as a student while in pursuit of my undergraduate and graduate degrees taught me that having a standard was important and that in order for me to achieve my personal and professional goals, I must rise to the task and persevere when faced with challenge. I have done so in the pursuit of my PhD. I expect the same of my students who would pursue the same journey.
As a nurse educator, I work very hard to provide a clear assessment standard with specific instructions on my expectations of them as learners and as professionals. I provide supportive mentoring and available guidance for learners to assure their progress and their understanding of the expectations of the learning experience. I promise that they will learn if they try as hard as I do.
To make learning happen, I require active participation from myself and from the student through any means necessary. I interact frequently with my students whether conducting face-to-face sessions or online courses, because this interaction increases the connected-ness that a student experiences. This connected-ness shares the message that I care about them and their learning experience is important to me. This connected-ness is important to life-long learning and that is important to me.
My students would describe my teaching as “real-world” and innovative. I share the current experience of a nurse while also exploring the current literature, standards, and guidelines that inform our professional practice. I have informed my academic practice by learning to work with the latest technology in class including video, audio, performance, and behavior to create the on-site, web-enhanced and online courses that I have facilitated. I work hard to leave learning as a lasting impression.
I explore opportunities for assessment of my role as facilitator by sharing my courses and experiences with students, my peers, and colleagues. I consider their perspective as good feedback and sometimes an alternative opinion. This feedback informs my practice and improves it.
Every opportunity to work with learners and nurses provides a new challenge because of the characteristics of each individual, group, and course. Each learner has a different style of learning and these considerations are important when facilitating a learning experience. My methods of instruction must provide comprehensive strategies that appeal to all these styles and they must remain current, relevant and rigorous. Collaboration within the group of students or nurses is an important facet of learning that provides students the opportunity for peer review and teamwork. This encourages our learners to participate in strategies that inform professional practice through evidence and research. The group collaboration is an area that I work very hard to ensure is active because it is so important to life-long learning. In summary, I treat every course that I facilitate as the most important thing I am doing professionally. I feel strongly that the experience a learner has influences their desire to learn and this influence affects their ability to achieve their personal and professional goals. As a life-long learner myself, I want to influence their learning experience and support them in their pursuit of higher education. Return
Professional Nursing Journey
"Nursing without Borders"
Western Kentucky University and Xavier University of Aruba
January 27, 2014
Offering Free NCLEX - RN Reviews to give forward
Launched May 2013
Baccalaureate in the Science of Nursing Program
Xavier University May 2013
Visit with Aruba Minister of Health
Dr. Richard Visser
Visit to Xavier University in Aruba 2012
2013 NCLEX Curriculum Mappting Tool
Compliance with 201 KAR 20:360
Simulation for Populations Across the Lifespan and Dual Simulation
Division of Nursing Offices
Progress on Nursing Building
Blueprint for Nursing Building
Governor Beshear signing HB 179
Nationally Certified Investigator/Inspector
Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR)
National Council for State Boards of Nursing
NCLEX Item Reviewer
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Opened Infusion Center for
Courier Journal Interview
Critical Care Connections Inc.(1990-2000)
American Heart Association Affiliate Faculty for
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Life Support
Critical Care Certification (CCRN)