Faculty Profile

Susan W. Blaakman, PhD, RN, NPP- BC

Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
Susan W. Blaakman

Susan Blaakman has been a member of the psychiatric nursing faculty at the University of Rochester School of Nursing since 1999. She has taught and advised students at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral level, and has been specialty director of the family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program since completing her doctorate in health practice research in 2011.

She is a nationally certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and has acquired vast clinical expertise in psychiatric assessment and diagnosis, crisis intervention, tobacco dependence intervention, high-risk youth behaviors, research with vulnerable populations, motivational interviewing, and health behavior change across the lifespan.

Blaakman has co-authored many publications and was honored with the 2013 Rochester Academy of Medicine Nursing Award for her clinical research. She also serves as a project nurse, motivational interviewing interventionist, and co-investigator in general pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. A active associate of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, she is a founding member of the ANPA Motivational Interviewing Task Force, and was formerly co-chair of the ANPA Tobacco Dependence Council. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Honors College at SUNY Oswego and bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the UR School of Nursing.

See Susan W. Blaakman's curriculum vitae.