Dr. Susan S. Sims-Giddens


Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • EdD, 2000, Northern Arizona University
  • MeD, 1995, Northern Arizona University
  • MSN, 1984, University of Texas, El Paso
  • BSN, 1975, West Texas State University
  • ADN, 1970, Missouri Southern College


  • Writing II: Nursing Research & Scholarly Writing
  • Teaching/ Learning for Health Care Educators
  • Program Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • Direct graduate student research

Research and professional interests

  • Academic achievement and educational access for at-risk students
  • Community engagement of nursing students through service learning
  • Conceptual framework for nursing education
  • Student peer-mentoring
  • Nurses’ and nursing students’ attitudes and beliefs about poverty
  • Vulnerable population access to healthcare
  • Impact of music therapy in outpatient drop-in centers for the homeless
  • Technology in healthcare education

Awards and honors

  • CHHS Leadership Fellow for Student Development, 2008-2014
  • Missouri State University Faculty Thesis Award 2012
  • Citizenship & Service-Learning Faculty Recognition, 2012
  • Academic Affairs Leadership Associates Program, 2003-2004
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership for Academic Nursing Program Fellow, 2003-2004
  • College Teaching Award, College of Health and Human Services, 1999-2000