Medical Surgical Nursing, Health Assessment, Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology
Susan Vickous has been an instructor of nursing with Lindsey Wilson College since August 2016. Ms. Vickous began her career in nursing in Bowling Green, Kentucky, practicing at the Medical Center of Bowling Green in the Pediatrics unit for two years before a lengthy association with Greenview Hospital in the same town. While at Greenview Hospital, she practiced medical-surgical nursing, community health initiatives, outpatient surgical nursing, emergency nursing, and was the charge nurse for the endoscopy/outpatient procedures unit for five years. She also practiced emergency and medical-surgical nursing in Lexington KY, Monticello KY, Campbellsville KY, and Stanford KY. She began her career as a nurse educator after more than 25 years of hospital practice in 2006, teaching in the Kentucky Community College System for four years. She began teaching nursing at the Baccalaureate level at Berea College in 2011. While at Berea College, she was instrumental in the implementation of academic electronic health record use (electronic charting) in nursing courses, and the establishment of a Kentucky Nurse Aide education program. She was part of the faculty team that launched the Berea College Honor Society of Nursing, which later joined a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.The daughter of a nurse, Ms. Vickous grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She knew from an early age that nursing was the career for which she had a true passion. Becoming a nurse educator, and promoting the learning and success of students has proved to be the next stage of that passion. Nursing graduates with a strong foundation in professional and academic areas are poised to impact the world's health at many levels. Ms. Vickous gets great joy from her interactions with students at all levels, sharing her passion for and experience in the profession of nursing.