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Susan K. DeCrane

Contact Information
Email: sdecrane@purdue.edu
Office: JNSN Map
Phone: (765) 494-4028
Fax: (765) 494-6339
Assistant Professor of Nursing

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B.S. The University of Dubuque 1985
M.S. University of Iowa 1993
Ph.D. University of Iowa 2009

Research Interests

Cognitive disorders in older adults, hypertension

Teaching Interests

Clinical simulation, neurological disorders


Midwest Alliance in Nursing
Clarke College Faculty Development Grant
Clarke College Faculty Summer Grant

Selected Publications

DeCrane, S. K, Sands, L., Young, K., DePalma, G., & Leung, J. M. (2013). Impact of missing data on analysis of Postoperative Cognitive Decline POCD. Journal of Applied Nursing Research, 26(2), 71-5.

Van Cott, T., Yehle, K. S., DeCrane, S. K., & Thorlton, J. R. (2013). Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity: Case study with syndrome analysis. Heart & Lung, 42, 262-266.

DeCrane, S. K. (2005). The passenger. The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 31(10), 55-56.

DeCrane, S. K., Culp, K. R., & Wakefield, B. (2012). Twelve-month fall outcomes among delirium subtypes. Journal of Healthcare Quality, 34(6), 13-20.

DeCrane, S. K. (2004). Have we underestimated the effects of sodium excess on the health of the public? Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 5(1), 25-33.

Culp, K. R., Wakefield, B., Dyck, M. J., Cacchione, P. Z., DeCrane, S., & Decker, S. (2004). Bioimpedence analysis and other hydration parameters as risk factors for delirium in rural nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontology Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 59, 813-817.

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