Susan Alexander, DNP, BC-ADM, BC-ANP, CNS

Susan Alexander

Susan Alexander, DNP, BC-ADM, BC-ANP, CNS
Clinical Associate Professor

Office: WH 159G


  • DNP, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Post-Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MSN, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • BSN, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Professional Certifications

  • Advanced Diabetes Management – Board Certified
  • Adult Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Adult Health

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NUR 610 - Primary Care of Adults
  • NUR 307/419 - Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing
  • NUR 606 - Advanced PathophysiologyExperiential Clinical
  • NUR 605 – Advanced Pharmacology
  • NUR 407 - Professional Practice in Nursing II
  • NUR 500 -Special Topics: Issues in Metabolic Diseases

Service Activities

  • North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association, member
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, member
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching, Peer Reviewer
  • Editorial Board: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
  • Adult/ Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Content Expert Registry, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Peer reviewer for MORE (McMaster Online Rating of Evidence) EBN (Evidence-Based Nursing) project

Research Interests

  • Technology applications for nurses and students
  • Distance education methods and outcomes

Publications and Presentations

Books and Book Chapters

  • Alexander, S. & Hoy, H. Supporting learner success: Pre-Enrollment through outcomes evaluation. In Distance education in Learning (3rd ed)., Frith, K.H., & Clark, D. (Eds). New York: Springer Publications. Expected publication date 2013.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Hoy, H., Alexander, S., & Frith, K.H. (2011). Effect of transplant education on nurses' attitudes toward organ donation and plans to work with transplant patients. Progress in Transplantation, 21(4).
  • Hoy, H. Alexander, S., Roberts, L.J., Wells, N., Pinson, C.W., & Feurer, I.D. The Negative effect of pre-transplant body mass index on health-related quality of life after lung transplantation. Accepted for publication March 12, 2012,in Progress in Transplantation.
  • Hoy, H., Alexander, S., Payne, J., & Zavala, E. (2011). The role of advanced practice nurses in transplant center staffing. Progress in Transplantation, 21(4): 294-298.
  • Alexander, S., Frith, K.H., O'Keefe, L., & Hennigan, M.A. (2011). Implementation of customized health information technology in diabetes self management training programs. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, (25)2: 63-70.

Podium Presentations

  • January 13, 2012 Making Technology Work for You. Annual Symposium North American Transplant Coordinators Organization, Miami, Florida.
  • December 2, 2011 Development of a Web-Based Mobile Application for use in Organ Transplantation . 7th Annual International Medical Automation Conference. The Automated Health System, Dulles, Virginia
  • November 16, 2011 Web-Based Mobile Application in Organ Transplantation. Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Phi Chapter Annual Research Day,UAHuntsville College of Nursing, Huntsville, Alabama
  • November 15, 2011 Diabetes Update. American Association of Critical Care Nurses Huntsville Chapter, Crestwood Medical Center,Huntsville, Alabama
  • May 11, 2011 Use of Mobile Technology Applications in Caring for the Patient with Diabetes. University of Alabama System Scholars Institute (Innovations Forum),Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • April 16, 2011 Climbing Mountains: DNP Students' Perspectives on the Pursuit of a Terminal Degree. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty 37th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • October 22, 2009 Applying Health Information Technology Systems in a Diabetes Self-Management Training Program. American Medical Group Association, Diabetes Best Practices Symposium. Detroit, Michigan
  • January 15, 2009 The Role of Change Agent in an Organization: Keys to Success. National Association of Transplant Coordinators Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Research Grants

  • The Effects of GLP-1 Agonists on C-peptide Levels of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Summer Research and Creative Experience for the Undergraduate. College of Nursing student Elizabeth Hale. Alexander, S., Hale, E., Hennigan, M.A., & Frith, K. H. June, 2011-September, 2011. $3,000 (funded).
  • Development of a Web-Based Mobile Technology Application for Healthcare Providers in Transplant Care. UAHuntsville Research Infrastrucure Investment Grant Program. Hoy, H. (Principal Investigator), Alexander, S., Maskey, M., & Conover, H. May, 2011-April, 2012. $74,910 (funded)
  • The Effect of Transplant Education on Nurses' Attitudes towards Organ Donation and Plans to Work with Transplant Patients. Junior Distinguished Faculty Research. Hoy, H. (Principal Investigator), Alexander, S. (Co-Investigator), Frith, K. (Mentor). December , 2010-December, 2011. $10,138 (funded).