Susan Modlin, PhD, RN, CNE


  • PhD Indiana University   
  • MS University of Wisconsin  
  • BSN Purdue University   
  • Diploma Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing   


My focus areas are on a) the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), b) active learning in clinical/post conference, c) simulation in mental health, and d) service learning and diversity. I have over 20 years of teaching experience in five states and seven different universities, including teaching in online RN-BSN programs and rural cohorts in Alaska.  My current research is related to diversity initiatives in nursing, including using simulation to reduce the stigma and bias in mental health.  I believe in the need for clinical nursing education reform and have been an early adopter of alternative clinical learning activities. I have expertise in qualitative research methods and previously conducted a qualitative study of adolescents with service dogs. I am involved in human animal bond initiatives across the life span, especially, mental health benefits of pets for vulnerable populations.   

Areas of Specialization

  • Mental Health/Wellness
  • Public Health
Susan Modlin
Clinical Assistant Professor

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