NPs in the Spotlight ~ Susan Feeney
Susan Feeney DNP, ARNP, FNP
Susan Feeney is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime of Service award professional career spans over 30 years of providing primary healthcare care. Her first position after she graduated from Texas Women’s University was in orthopedics as a staff nurse. Returning to New England she provided care for the next 10 years to woman and infants in a variety of maternal-child positions. In 1996, she received her MSN from UNH beginning her distinguished 22-year career as a family nurse practitioner.
This year’s recipient has not only had a successful clinical practice but has been the knowledgeable teacher and wise mentor to many NPs as she led the FNP program at Rivier for over a decade. Many of us in NH were saddened to see her leave NH two years ago to teach at the Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School in Worcester. Committed to excellence in graduate education she pursued her DNP at UMass Boston and was awarded her Doctorate in 2016.
She is known nationally as an expert lecturer on a wide variety of clinical practice topics and her international work includes outreach in both Senegal and the Dominican Republic. I am sure she would say she would not have been able to accomplish all of this without the loving support of her husband and children.
During the past 4 years she has lead the NHNPA as vice president and president. Her ability to see the big picture balanced by her clear analysis of issues and positive, inclusive leadership style have been an asset to our association. She understands our dual responsibility of financial viability and mission impact. NHNPA has matured during her tenure and is well positioned for sustainability and mission impact. Truly a NH jewel whose career will continue to shine in Massachusetts, we wish you the best.
Please join me in congratulating this year’s Lifetime of Service Award winner, Susan Feeney