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Suzan Blacher

PhD, MSN, RN, CARN, FIAAN

Assistant Clinical Professor
Undergraduate Nursing
RN-BSN Completion Department

Suzan Blacher, PhD, is an assistant clinical professor in the RN-BSN Completion program. She has over 30 years of clinical practice spanning addiction, home health care, critical care, GI and med-surg nursing. She has a certificate in Nursing Education and a certificate in Complementary Integrative Therapies, both from Drexel University, as well as a certificate in Clinical Nursing Education from the University of Miami. She has worked as a unit-level nurse educator, staff development educator and clinical nursing faculty. She is a past president of the Addiction Nursing Certification Board (ANCB) and a trustee for the Foundation of Addictions Nursing. She is a certified addiction nurse (CARN).

Academic Distinctions

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Tobacco Cessation Champion Recipient, Fl. Magnet Research Conference Abstract Permanent Collection STTI Henderson Library

Faculty Fellowships

Fellow, International Academy of Addiction Nurses

Professional Society

Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing
American Nurses Association
International Nurses Society on Addictions
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Eastern Nursing Research Society

Selected Publications

Compton, P., Blacher, S. (2019). Nursing education in the midst of the opioid Crisis. Journal of Pain Management Nursing.

Blacher, S., & Fildes, E. (2015). Nicotine dependency. In A. Rundio & W. J. Lorman (Eds.), Core Curriculum of Addictions Nursing (3rd ed.) pp. 330-361. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer

Blacher S., Haggerty, D. E. (2015). Evolving process of recovery, change, and growth: Complementary Integrative Therapies. In A. Rundio & W. J. Lorman (Eds.), Core Curriculum of Addictions Nursing (3rd ed.) pp. 218-228. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Blacher, S., & Rundio, A. (Eds.). (2014). Complementary and integrative modalities in addiction treatment. [Special Issue]. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 25(4), 165-166.

Blacher, S., & Rundio, A. (2014). Complementary and integrative modalities in addiction treatment. [Editorial] Journal of Addictions Nursing, 25(4), 165-166.

Grant participation:

Florida Blues Foundation Nursing Leadership in Policy Initiative invited participant.

Editorial review board membership:

  • Journal of Addictions Nursing
  • American Nurse Today
  • Journal of Nursing Regulation

Research Interests

Attitudes and behaviors of nurses caring for patients with substance use disorders, the education of nurses regarding substance use disorders, pain and stigma.

Specialization

Care of the patient with substance use disorders.

  • PhD, Barry University
  • MSN, Drexel University
  • BSN, Barry University
  • RN, Diploma Mass General Hospital School