Susan Belanger, PHD, MA, RN, NEA-BC
Susan Belanger, PHD, MA, RN, NEA-BCFaculty, Nursing Department
PhD, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC
MA, Loyola University Chicago
MSN, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC
BSN, University of Southern Maine

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Professor Belanger has over 20 years of experience working in the nursing field, which includes time spent as the vice president of nursing and division leader of acute care services at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, as the senior research scholar and ethics liaison at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, and as the director of education training and research at Sibley Memorial Hospital (a member of John Hopkins Medicine) in Washington, DC. She has twice been honored with the Founder’s Day Award from her alma mater, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

In addition to her role at the College, Professor Belanger currently serves as an assistant professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies in Washington, DC. There, she instructs her students in courses on ethics, transitions to professional practice, and professional nursing fundamentals.


  • 2011, Friends of Nursing keynote address, “Healthcare is Changing, Are We?,” at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 2010, graduate commencement address, “Changing the Face of the Mountain,” at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.
  • 2010, Nursing Pinning Ceremony keynote address, “What it Means to be the Most Trusted of all Professionals,” at Central Maine Community College in Auburn, Maine.