Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

  • Professor, School of Nursing

Biography

Susan Bakewell-Sachs is Vice President for Nursing Affairs, Professor, and Dean at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing. Dr. Bakewell-Sachs has a clinical background as a pediatric nurse practitioner and is a nationally recognized scholar and clinical expert in the care of prematurely born infants, as well as a recognized expert in nursing education.

 

Dr. Bakewell-Sachs was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellow, Cohort 2007, where her leadership development focused on strategic effectiveness and nursing education. Prior to joining OHSU, Dr. Bakewell-Sachs served as Dean and Interim Provost at The College of New Jersey, and also served as the Program Director for the New Jersey Nursing Initiative, an RWJF program aimed at addressing the nurse faculty shortage through new curriculum models, faculty development, and academic-practice partnerships.

 

Dr. Bakewell-Sachs is an active member and leader in several national organizations, including the Department of Veterans' Affairs National Academic Advisory Council, and served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2020-2022. Dr. Bakewell-Sachs is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 1979, University of Pittsburgh
    • M.S.N., 1982, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
    • Ph.D., 1992, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
    • C.P.N.P., 1995, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Fellowship

    • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship, 2007-2010

Memberships and associations:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Board Chair, 2020-2022
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Board Chair-Elect, 2019-2020
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Board Member at Large, 2015-2019
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International and Beta Psi Chapter
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing
  • American Organization of Nursing Leadership

Honors and awards

  • 2012 - Visionary Leadership Award, Regional/State Nursing Leadership, UMDNJ School of Nursing 20th Anniversary Awards
  • 2012- Service Award, the Center for Certification Preparation and Review (CCPR)
  • 2013 - Inducted Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2019 Fellow, Western Academy of Nursing
  • 2019 Friends of Western Institute for Nursing Award
  • 2013 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2013 Proclamation of Service, New Jersey State Assembly
  • 2019 Fellow, Western Academy of Nursing
  • 2019 Friends of Western Institute for Nursing Award

Publications

Publications

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