Curiculum Vitae

Susan E Mihaljevic DNP, CPNP-PC, CCRN 

semihaljevic@carlow.edu 

Education 

  • Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA 
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice May 2014 
  • Robert Morris University February 2014 
  • Simulation Certificate Program 
  • University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Masters of Science in Nursing December 1993 
  • Pennsylvania State University State College, PA 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 1986 

Professional University Teaching Experience 

Carlow University Pittsburgh, PA 

  • 2015-Present 
  • Full-Time Faculty: Didactic and Clinical professor for graduate Nurse Practitioner courses including Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Physical Assessment labs, and Clinical Site Visits throughout clinical rotations of the graduate nursing program. 

Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA 

  • 2010-2015 
  • Simulation Coordinator: Designed, implemented, and evaluated multi-disciplined evidenced based simulations for nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing assistants; telemedicine instructor; process and quality improvement consultant; nurse practitioner educator; and university grant researcher. 
  • Part-Time Faculty: Didactic professor for undergraduate nursing research and graduate DNP pediatric primary care; adjunct faculty for graduate nursing courses including Advanced Physical Assessment, Diagnostic Management of Children and Adolescents, and Diagnostic Management of Adults; and simulation educator for several graduate DNP adult and pediatric courses. 
  • Clinical Nursing Instructor: Clinical instructor for undergraduate medical/surgical and pediatric rotations and graduate DNP adult and pediatric rotations. 

Franciscan University Steubenville, OH 

  • 2009-2011 
  • Clinical Nursing Instructor: Clinical instructor for undergraduate medical/surgical rotations for sophomore and senior students. 

Professional Clinical Experience 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) Pittsburgh, PA  
of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 1991- 2013  
  • Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse, Intensive Care Units: Coordinated, supervised, and provided care to neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients. 

Dr. S. Kumar Waynesburg, PA 2000  

  • Nurse Practitioner: Provided primary care services to pediatric patients from birth-22 years. 

Greene County Memorial Hospital Waynesburg, PA 1995-1998  

  • Nurse Practitioner: Provided primary care services to pediatric patients from birth-22years. Coordinated and supervised office staff. 

Family Outreach Center of Washington Hospital Washington, PA 1994- 1995  

  • Nurse Practitioner: Provided primary care services to pediatric patients from birth-22 years. Coordinated and supervised office staff. 

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 1992-1993  

  • Nurse Researcher and Graduate Student Assistant: Developed, tested, and revised research tools. Collected and entered data for a NIH grant. 

Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA 1988- 1991  

  • Registered Nurse Pediatric and Intermediate Care Units, Charge RN: Coordinated, supervised, and provided patient care to pediatric patients. 

Harrisburg Hospital Harrisburg, PA 1986- 1988  

  • Registered Nurse, Charge RN Pediatric Unit: Coordinated, supervised, and provided patient care to pediatric and adult patients. 

Licensure 

  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Pennsylvania 
  • Board of Nursing 
  • Licensed Registered Nurse Pennsylvania 
  • Board of Nursing 

Professional Certifications 

  • ITNEP informatics, telemedicine, & simulation 2014-Present 
  • Pediatric Chemotherapy Certification, CHP 2012-Present 
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse, 2002-Present 
  • Nationally Certified Nurse Practitioner, 1996-present 
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 1991-Present 
  • Basic Life Support, 1986-Present 

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies 

  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) 2013-Present 
  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation 2013-Present 
  • and Learning (INACSL) 
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2003-Present 
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 1995 and 
  • 2013-Present 
  • Sigma Theta Tau International / ETA chapter 1994 
  • Re-induction 2013 
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society 1994-1995 
  • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association 1986-1995 

Additional Non-University Teaching 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 

  • Trauma Educator 2008 

McKee Elementary Oakdale, PA 

  • Health Instructor 2006-2008 

Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA 

  • Preceptor for Nurse Practitioner Students 1998 

West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 

  • Preceptor for Nurse Practitioner Students 1997-1998 

Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Harrisburg, PA 

Academy of Pediatrics 1996-2000 

  • Regional Education Coordinator 

Roosevelt Junior High School Altoona, PA 

  • Guest Lecturer (Eight Grade Biology) 1994 

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 

  • Guest Lecturer (Nursing Research) 1993 

Service 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 1999-2010 

  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Trauma Committee: Provided pediatric trauma education to nurses and physicians. 
  • Bereavement Committee of the CICU and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): Provided comfort and support for PICU/CICU families. 

The Washington Hospital Washington, PA 1994-1995 

  • The Washington Hospital Family Outreach Center Steering Committee: Wrote and implemented standard protocols of care. Designed and implemented pediatric assessment, history, and immunization forms. 

Harrisburg Hospital Harrisburg, PA 1988 

  • Harrisburg Hospital Policy and Procedure Committee: Designed and revised hospital policies and procedures regarding patient care. 

Continuing Education 

  • 2015 Fourth Annual Preceptor Recognition Conference (5 CEU): January 2015 
  • ITNEP informatics, simulation, and telemedicine (certification): December 2014 
  • Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Train-the Trainer Course (8 CEU): June 2014 
  • INACSL Conference (12 CEU): June 2014 
  • SSH International Conference (24 CEU): January 2014 
  • 18th Annual Winter Pharmacology Symposium (6.5 CEU): February 2014 
  • PPC university from Jewish Health Care (19 CEU): September 2013 
  • RAVEN Diabetic education (1 CEU): June 2013 
  • Essential of Simulation Education Course and Simulation in Practice Education Course from CAE Healthcare (24 CEU): May 2013 
  • Team STEPPS Workshop, RMU School of Nursing (4 CEU): April 2012 
  • Chemotherapy Certification Course (12 CEU): April 2012 
  • Nurse Practitioner Self-Assessment Exam (15 CEU): Pediatric Nursing Certification Board 2012  
  • Nurse Practitioner Self-Assessment Exam (15 CEU): Pediatric Nursing Certification Board 2011  
  • Pediatric Trauma Education (8CEU): Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  2011  
  • Nurse Practitioner Self-Assessment Exam (15 CEU): Pediatric Nursing Certification Board 2010  

Publications

Publications 

Mihaljevic, S. & Howard, V. (2016). Incorporating interprofessional evidenced-based sepsis simulation education for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed care providers within long-term care settings for process and quality improvement. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 39(1) 24-33. 

Presentations 

Mihaljevic S., Howard, V. (January 2016). The Use of Multimodality Simulation Programs to Improve Interdisciplinary Communication Within Long Term Care Facilities. Poster presentation at the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, CA. 

Howard, V., Angelelli, J., & Mihaljevic, S. (January, 2014). Linking Academic Programs, Healthcare Organizations, and Simulation Centers for Process Improvement in Long Term Care. Podium presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, CA. 

Mihaljevic, S., Angelelli, J., & Howard, V. (June, 2014). Using Multidisciplinary Simulation Training On-Site in Nursing Facilities to Reduce Preventable Acute Care Transfers. Podium presentation at the 2014 International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Erlen, J., & Hamer, S. (1994). Refinement of the Measurement of Attitudes toward Drugs Scale. Poster presentation at the sixth annual scientific session of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Binghamton, NY. 

Research Interests

Research 

Mihaljevic, S., & Locasto, L. (2014). Obesity outcomes using an electronic food and activity tracking device in obese adolescents. (Preliminary capstone data is analyzed). Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA. 

Howard, V., Angelelli, J., & Mihaljevic, S. (2014). Linking Academic Programs, Healthcare Organizations, and Simulation Centers for Process Improvement in Long Term Care. (Preliminary data is analyzed). Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA. 

Hamer, S., & Erlen, J. A. (1994). Measurement of Attitudes toward Drugs Scale. Unpublished alternative research requirement, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Erlen, J. A. (1993). AIDS and the Quality of Nursing Care. Research assistant on unpublished grant, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.