Candidate for Nominating Committee
Suzanne E. Alton RN, AHN-BC, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor / University of Texas Medical Branch
La Marque, Texas
Suzanne Alton RN, AHN-BC, FNP-BC, currently teaches BSN nursing students at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she has been the course coordinator and lead lecturer for the undergraduate pharmacology course. Suzanne has also taught in didactic and clinical medical-surgical and community health courses. She facilitates integrating clinical skills with theory and critical thinking, and provides evaluative feedback and coaching to students.
Suzanne is also working in a nurse-managed indigent clinic as a family nurse practitioner. She is completing a research project on their patients’ rate of adherence to prescription medications and their perceived barriers to taking medications. The purpose of this research project is to design effective interventions to increase adherence to medications.
DNP, currently in last semester at University of Alabama and will graduate, Fall 2013
MSN, Sonoma State University, 1997
BSN, Montana State University, 1987
BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1983
American Holistic Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Galveston Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses
Holistic Nursing is in my bones and I rejoiced in becoming a member of the AHNA because I found kindred spirits among my peers. Although I think nursing should be holistic by nature, creating the specialty of holistic nursing is necessary in order to nurture the unique aspects of holistic practice, and to make progress in holistic theory. I am proud to help move holistic nursing into the forefront.
As a member of the nominating committee for AHNA, I would be an asset because I will dedicate time and effort into the committee responsibilities. I am detail-oriented, thorough, and complete my tasks on time. These qualities will help the nominating committee in processing election candidates for office in AHNA.