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).
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Tobacco Cessation Champion Recipient, Fl. Magnet Research Conference Abstract Permanent Collection STTI Henderson Library
Fellow, International Academy of Addiction Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing
American Nurses Association
International Nurses Society on Addictions
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Eastern Nursing Research Society
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.
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
Attitudes and behaviors of nurses caring for patients with substance use disorders, the education of nurses regarding substance use disorders, pain and stigma.
Care of the patient with substance use disorders.