Susan Chapman, Honours Bachelor of Science - Nursing (BScN)

Susan Chapman

Professor, Honours Bachelor of Science – Nursing


Susan brings a multi-faceted career history to her work with students with a focus on critical care and emergency nursing, education, and community gerontological care. She has worked in clinical specialty roles, advanced administrative leadership roles, and specialty and community program development. Her masters work focused on clinical andragogy and she continues to research and apply new teaching methods to clinical education.

While at Georgian, Susan has led the development of a new clinical delivery model for first-year students and pivoted to a novel interactive online clinical program to accommodate pandemic needs. Susan has a lifelong interest in alternative healing methods and was instrumental in initiating start-up programs in mindfulness for both Georgian staff and students.

Susan also maintains an active interest in Indigenous studies and has had the opportunity to learn with elders from different cultures across the world. In partnership with the Georgian Indigenous Studies team, she is leading the development of curriculum for the nursing program and partnering with the Indigenous Studies team to answer the call to truth and reconciliation in education.

I believe nurses bridge the gap between fear and empowerment for people experiencing health change or challenge. I am so proud to be a member of the Georgian faculty and to have an opportunity to teach within a curriculum that honours the human spirit, compassion and progressive nursing science. Our students bring a deep, heartfelt desire to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help others through some of the most challenging days of their lives. It is my absolute privilege to support and witness their dedication and growth.

Susan Chapman
Educational credentials and qualificationsGeorgian College Chevron
  • Master of Nursing (MN), Athabasca University, Athabasca AB, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), Western University, London ON, 1983
Career highlightsGeorgian College Chevron
  • Geriatric Outreach Services Nurse Specialist, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, 2009–2010
  • Manager, Acute Care Services, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, 2005–2009
  • Professor, Post-graduate Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Program, Seneca College, 2000–2005
  • Clinical Coordinator, ICU/CCU, Southlake Regional Health Centre, 1996–2000
  • Program Manager, Intensive Care and Cardiac Care, 1992–1996
  • Clinical Teacher, NICU, CVICU, MCICU, The Toronto Hospital, 1990–1991
  • Critical Care Educator, York County Hospital, 1987–1989
  • Staff Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 1986–1987
  • Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital, 1983–1986
ResearchGeorgian College Chevron

Research interests

  • Clinical andragogy
  • Indigenous studies
  • Stress management