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OU's Susan Dresser receives NACNS Educator of the Year Award

OU's Susan Dresser receives NACNS Educator of the Year Award


Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

At its annual conference in Florida recently, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) presented its Educator of the Year Award to Susan Dresser, MSN, APRN-CNS, CCRN, director of the Adult-Gerontology CNS Program at the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma.


The award recognizes an NACNS member for outstanding professional achievement as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) educator and acknowledges his/her commitment to excellence and innovation in preparing CNSs and implementing the NACNS Statement on CNS Practice and Education.

Dresser has been a member of NACNS since 2001. As an expert in cardiovascular nursing, she enthusiastically shares her clinical and professional knowledge to engage students in dialogues that will enrich students’ learning experience. Students say she has “a passion for advancing nursing practice that shows in everything she does.”

“It is my great honor to present the Educator of the Year Award to Susan Dresser,” said NACNS Immediate Past President Anne E. Hysong, MSN, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC. “She is an expert in cardiovascular nursing and an educator who enthusiastically shares her clinical and professional knowledge in order to engage students in dialogues that enrich their learning experience.”