Susan M. Jussaume, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC
Susan Jussaume joined the faculty of MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2007. She has taught Advanced Practice Health Assessment and Practicum Seminars, and is on the faculty for the interprofessional Mind Body Health and Healing Certificate program.
She has 30 years of experience in the field of health care. She has worked in the areas of Medical/Surgical, Orthopedic, Maternity, Pediatrics, and Oncology. For sixteen years Susan was extensively involved in authoring and presenting an AIDS Awareness Program for grammar school aged children and their families.
In 1997 she was presented with the Lumina Award given at Loyola University in Chicago for pioneering one of the first comprehensive grammar school education programs for AIDS awareness.
Since 1991 she has functioned in the role of Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialty in Family and Community Health. In 1998 Susan teamed up with a brand new family practice where she worked diligently with the staff and health care providers of the practice to assure its success. Susan carried her own patient caseload.
She has extensive experience in collaborating with her colleagues and medical specialists of the community. She has also drawn on the wisdom of her mentors in health care, some of whom are listed in her CV. Since 2000, Susan has incorporated the role of clinical preceptor at her family practice site as she values the importance of teaching and role modeling for the new generation of student nurse practitioners.
The family practice group became known for its comprehensive, compassionate and competent manner of caring for its patients and families. Susan practices within the holistic and integrative model of health care, utilizing Margaret Newman’s Theory, Health as Expanding Consciousness.
She is certified in Therapeutic Touch, which was the subject of her graduate research, and The Soul Directed Approach to patient interaction, certified by the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
In 1991 Susan ventured into the realm of being an entrepreneur and established her own wellness education business where she became the owner and director of the Nightingale Health and Wellness Center. She offers wellness and preventative health education services for small group classes, encouraging individuals to actively participate in their health care choices, facilitating growth to one’s highest potential and level of wellness.
Her interests lie strongly in the field of integrative and holistic nursing and health care. She is interested in developing curriculum utilizing the integrative model. She makes her home in a suburb of Boston with her husband Allan with whom she has raised a family of four children, two daughters and two sons.
BSN, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
MS, Family and Community Health Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Lowell