Author Archives: Susan Instone
About Susan Instone
Susan Instone, Professor in Nursing, is the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice Nursing Program at the University of San Diego.She completed her MSN degree (1989) and Doctor of Nursing Science degree (1996) at the University of San Diego. She is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the Pediatric National Certification Board and currently practices part-time in pediatric primary care.Dr. Instone teaches in the DNP program. Her research interests include decision-making among children and parents with life threatening illness such as HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C and the use of standardized patients to improve clinical competencies among advanced practice nursing students.
In 1966, in the early years before I’d discovered nursing, I was a freshman in college trying to figure out my major. I loved science but couldn’t quite see how I could channel this passion into a career.