SUSAN SHEEHY

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SUSAN SHEEHY, PHD, RN, FAEN, FAAN

Professor
 302-831-3941

Office Location:
329 McDowell Hall

Dr. Sheehy is Veteran of the US Army Nurse Corps. Her current program of research focuses on Post 9-11 Veterans’ wellness. Her previous research areas were Emergency Department Predictors of Hospital Acquired Venous Thromboembolism and A High Intensity Nurse-Coached Program of Exercise for Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injured Patients. Dr. Sheehy’s areas of expertise are emergency and trauma nursing, military combat trauma care, military veterans wellness, evidence-based practice, and Lean for healthcare. She is a past president of the Emergency Nurses Association, the Emergency Nursing Foundation, and currently serves as the lead co-chair of the American Nurses Association Military and Veterans Expert Panel.

Education

  • PhD, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • MS, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • MSN, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • BS, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Undergraduate

  • NURS 354 Adult Health Assessment
  • NURS 241 Pathophysiology

Uniformed Services University of the Heath Sciences
Graduate School of Nursing

  • Evidence Based Practice Courses
  • Population Health
  • Ethics and Health Policy in the Military Healthcare System
  • Care of Persons with Disabilities in Primary Care

 School of Medicine

  • Combat Trauma Skills (1st year medical students)
  • Graduate School of Nursing/School of Medicine Intradisciplinary Operation Bushmaster – Combat Medicine Intensive Multi-Day Forward Operating Base Field Exercise
  • Reflective Practice
  • Military Sexual Assault – course and simulation center exercise

(selected publications – Dr. Sheehy had over 80 published journal articles and several editions of Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice, Mosby’s Manual of Emergency Care, and Clinical Trauma Care: The First Hour)

  • Sheehy, S.B. (2017). Care of Persons with Disabilities in the Wilderness. In Auerbach, P.S., Wilderness Medicine (7th ed), St. Louis: Elsevier Publishing Co.
  • Sheehy, S.B. (2013): A nurse coached program of exercise with tetraplegic spinal cord injured patients to improve muscle movement, quality of life and self-efficacy. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing,
  • Blaz, D., Woodson, J., and Sheehy, S.B. (2013). Military Nursing, Journal of Emergency Nursing

Research:

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (internally funded). (1997). Morbidity and Mortality Outcomes in the First Year of. New Air Medical Evacuation Program. Yanofsky, N and Sheehy, S.B. 50% effort. Role: Co-PI.
  • Aventis Pharma. Emergency Department predictors of Hospital Acquired Venous Thromboembolism, (2000) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. 100% effort. Role: PI
  • Christopher Reeve Foundation and Travis Roy Foundation,  A High Intensity Exercise Program for Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injured Patients. 100% effort. Role: PI
  • Gustav and Louisa Pfeiffer Foundation and the Mark Lewis Foundation. A High Intensity Nurse-Coached Program of Exercise for Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injured Patients. 100% effort. Role: PI.
  • Wounded Warrior Foundation. Collegiate Warrior Athlete Initiative. (2015-16). Burgess, A. and Sheehy, S.B. 75% effort. Role: Co-PI.
  • US State Department. Uniformed Services University, Center for Global Health Engagement:  African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership/AFRICOM Trauma Nursing Course. Role: Course developer, director and course faculty

Trauma System Development:

  • HHS. Trauma Registry Development for the State of Maine. (1991). Clark, D, Sheehy, S.B. 30% effort. Role: Co-PI
  • HHS. New Hampshire Statewide Trauma System Development. (1996)). Sheehy, S.B., Sutton, J, McPhail, E. 30% effort. Role: Co-PI.

Teaching:

  • Rural States Consortium (Washington, Idaho, Oregon). (1983)Rural Trauma Nursing Program Development. Effort 100%. Role: Program Director.
  • Jonas Foundation, Jonas Doctoral Scholars (6 scholars), 2014-15. Role: Faculty Advisor.
  • Jonas Foundation, Jonas Doctoral Scholars ( 5 scholars), 2015-16. Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Uniformed Services University Graduation Class Marshall  (elected by graduating students), 2018
  • Uniformed Services University Daniel K Inouye Graduate School of Nursing Dean’s Award (Daisy Award) for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
  • Fellow, Academy of Emergency Nursing, 1998-Present
  • United States Department of Defense “Spirit of Service” Award, 2015
  • Journal of Emergency Nursing Award – Sustained Contributions, 2005
  • American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (5 times)