Faculty Detail

Susan M. Ciurzynski, PhD, RN-BC, MS, PNP, VCE

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
  • Director, Center for Life Long Learning
Susan M. Ciurzynski

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: 276-6068
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Education

PhD, 2011. University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US

MS, 1997. University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US

BS, 1990. Alfred University School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US

Experience

Faculty Appointments: 7/2003 - Current. Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing. Univeristy of Rochester School of Nursing (Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Health Delivery Systems). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 8/2000 - 6/2001. Clinical Instructor. Monroe Community College (Acute Pediatrics). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1/2000 - 5/2001. Clinical Instructor. State University of New York at Buffalo (Clinical Instructor Acute Pediatrics & Community Pediatrics). Buffalo, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 8/1999 - 9/1999. Clinical Instructor. Florida State University (Acute Pediatrics). Tallahassee, FL, US.

Professional Experience: 9/2011 - Current. Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning. Univeristy of Rochester School of Nursing (Continuing Education). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1/2008 - Current. Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist. University of Rochester Medical Center (Pediatrics). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 6/2010 - 8/2011. Assistant Director Clinical Nursing Research Center. University of Rochester Medical Center (Nursing Research/Evidence-Based Practice). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 9/2005 - 8/2011. Service Educator. University of Rochester Medical Center (Pediatrics). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1/2001 - 12/2007. Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist. University of Rochester Medical Center (Pediatrics/Intermediate Care). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 7/1997 - 9/1999. Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator. Wolfson Children's Hospital (Pediatric Intensive Care). Jacksonville, FL, US.

Professional Experience: 8/1991 - 9/1997. Clinical Nurse Leader/Staff Nurse . University of Rochester Medical Center (Pediatric Intensive Care). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 6/1990 - 6/1991. Staff Nurse. Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care). Richmond, VA, US.

Research

Cardiac Arrest in Young Infants: A Study of Antecedent Vital Signs. 11/2010 - 11/2011. American Heart Association.

An Exploratory Study of Vital Signs Preceding Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest. 3/2006 - 3/2011. American Heart Association.

Publications

Gaisser D, Ciurzynski SM. (2016). Reaching for the stars: RN to BSN. Nursing 2016, 46 (1), 18-20.

Martin H, Ciurzynski S.. (2015). Situation, background, assessment, and recommendation-guided huddles improve communication and teamwork in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41, 484-488.

Sacco, T.L., Ciurzynski, S.M., Harvey, M.E., & Ingersoll, G.L. . (2015). Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue among critical care nurses. Critical Care Nurse, 35 (4), 32-42.

Rhee, H., Belyea, M.J., Ciurzynski, S., & Brasch, J.. (2009). Barriers to asthma self-management in adolescents: Relationships to psychosocial factors. Pediatric Pulmonology, 44 (2), 183-191.

Rhee, H., Ciurzynski, S.M., & Yoos, H.L. . (2008). ). Pearls and pitfalls of community-based group interventions for adolescents: Lessons learned from an adolescent asthma camp study. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 31 (3), 122-135.

Ciurzynski, S.M.. (1997). Parental role change and negative child behaviors following critical care hospitalization. Unpublished Master's Thesis, University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Presentations

Improving Comfort & Satisfaction with Pediatric PICC Placement: A Quality Improvement Project.
Annual Scientific Meeting, Association for Vascular Access

Engagement at Every Level: Region 11 Conference Honoring Epsilon Xi's 30th Anniversary.
Annual Leadership Forum, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Best Practice Initiatives Among Clinical Nurse Specialists and Unit Educators Within a Children's Hospital.
Best Practice Showcase, University of Rochester Medical Center

An Exploratory Study of Vital Signs Preceding Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest.
Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference, University of Rochester Medical Center

An Exploratory Study of Vital Signs Preceding Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest.
21st Annual Scientific Session, Eastern Nursing Research Society

Pediatric Rapid Response Team Overview.
Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference, University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

Dissertation Award.
Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Chapter, 2011

Outstanding Achievement in Research & Evidence-Based Practice Award.
University of Rochester Medical Center, 2011

The Katharine Donohoe Scholarly Practitioner Award.
University of Rochester Medical Center, 2010

2009 Research Award ($2500) Vital Signs Before Pediatric Cardiac Arrest.
Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Chapter, 2009

Memberships

Eastern Nursing Research Society, Member

American Nurses Association, Member

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Member

Society of Critical Care Medicine , Member

American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member

Community Service

St. Teresa of Avila RC Church, Volunteer