Felician Doctoral Student Selected for Nursing Leader Internship

Susan N. Palma, MS, RN, LNHA, a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Felician University, has been selected to serve as a leadership intern for the Institute for Nursing, the non-profit arm of the New Jersey State Susan PalmaNurses Association.  In this internship, Ms. Palma will work with Judy Schmidt, MSN, DHA-c, chief executive officer of the New Jersey State Nurses Association and Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN, chair of the Institute for Nursing, on projects related to policy and legislation.

Ms. Palma, a resident of Westfield, New Jersey, currently serves in the position of director of Transitions of Care and Outreach at University Hospital, Newark, NJ. She has an extensive background in nursing management.

“This is an honor for Felician University, the School of Nursing and our DNP program, and the first time one of our DNP students has been selected for an internship in a state-wide organization,” said Dr. Muriel Shore, dean of the School of Nursing. “Ms. Palma is an accomplished professional and we are proud that the Institute for Nursing has recognized her wonderful qualities and chosen her for this unique opportunity.”

“As a DNP executive trackstudent I think the experience will enhance my learning leadership skills for the advance practice nurse, and will be a wonderful opportunity to promote the nursing profession and the importance of being an advocate,” said Ms. Palma. “I appreciate that the NJSNA values continued education and supports professional growth and development.”

About the Institute for Nursing

The Institute for Nursing was founded in 1988 as the charitable affiliate of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA). Its mission is to promote and enhance professional nursing practice. The Institute complements the work of NJSNA by raising funds and developing and managing grants to support advances in research, education, and clinical practice.