Faculty Profile

Suzanne Elizabeth Zentz, DNP, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Coordinator RN-BSN Completion Program and RN-MSN Option



suzanne.zentz@valpo.edu


Biography

Professor Zentz teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs and is coordinator of both the RN-BSN completion program and the RN-MSN option. Her clinical background includes pediatric oncology, pediatric intensive care, general pediatrics, and pediatric home health, and staff development. She is an active member of National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Epsilon Chapter. Her areas of interest include pediatric nursing, nursing education, evidence-based practice, and information literacy. Dr. Zentz has published book chapters and articles in a variety of professional nursing publications including Professional Journal of Nursing, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and Journal of Nursing Education. She serves as a Peer Reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Nursing and Journal of Nursing Education.

Education

DNP - Valparaiso University 2010
MSN - University of Texas Medical Branch 1988
BSN - Indiana University 1982

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator from National League for Nursing

Areas of Specialization

  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Nursing Education