Susan Goncalves, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Susan A. Goncalves, DNP

Assistant Professor

Professional Experience

  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center:  Sept 1997 – present
  • VNS of Connecticut: May 1996 – June 1998
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center: Sept 1984 – June 1992

Professional Service and/or Affiliations

  • CNA: Connecticut Nurse Association
  • ANA: American Nurses Association
  • CNA Leadership Committee Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau Mu Delta Chapter

Degrees and Certifications

    • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT -  2013
    • Geriatric Nurse Certification Program - Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT - 2007
    • Masters in Healthcare Administration with a concentration Medical Group Management - University of New Haven, West Haven, CT - 1996
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN – Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT - 1990
    • Registered Nurse Diploma Program - St. Vincent's Medical Center School of Nursing, Bridgeport, CT - 1985

    Specialty or Specialist Certification or Training

    • ANCC Medical/Surgical Nurse Certification
    • ANCC Gerontological Nurse Certification
    • Reigniting the Spirit of Caring Facilitator –Relationship Based Care (Creative HealthCare, Inc).

Teaching Responsibilities

    • NU 205/NU 220 Lab Foundations/Pharmacology
    • NU 215 Health Assessment Lab
    • NU 220 Pharmacology and Nursing Implications
    • NU 340 Intro to Adult Nursing –Simulation
    • NU 365 Evidence Based Nursing Practice
    • NU 370 Nursing Leadership
    • NU 395 Transitions into Professional Practice 

Research Interests and Grants

    • Caring Theory and Caring Behaviors in Nursing
    • Relationship Based Care
    • Geriatrics and Associated Illnesses
    • Falls Prevention
    • Nursing Simulation
    • High Reliability Organizations
    • Clinical Informatics Transformation and the Electronic Health Record ( EHR)

Awards and Fellowships

    • Nursing Research Award, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, June 2014
    • Nursing Leadership Award, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, May 2013            
    • Dean’s Leadership Award – First DNP class, Sacred Heart University, May 2013
    • St. John Neumann HOPES award recipient, 2011
    • Connecticut Nightingale Award Recipient, May 2005
    • Best Leader Award “Innovator”  Advance for Nursing, 2004

Publications and Presentations

Susan A. Goncalves

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Nursing
    Healthcare Education N312
    College of Nursing
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