Wayne State University

Suzanne Billingsley, D.N.P., RN, PMHCNS

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    Instructor (Clinical), Undergraduate Coordinator Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing


  • af8089@wayne.edu
  • 313-577-­4127
  • 313-577­-4188 (Fax)

Office Address

246 Cohn

Office Hours

Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment.

Bio Sketch

 D.N. P. - Wayne State University


● D.N.P. - Wayne State University

● M.S.N. (Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing) -­ Wayne State University

● B.S.N. -­ Wayne State University

● Diploma in Nursing -­ Henry Ford Hospital, School of Nursing

● A.N.C.C. ­- Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

● Licensed in Michigan as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Nursing

Research Interests

● Nursing students' attitudes and knowledge about substance abuse and addiction

● Nursing students' issues: Stress management with cognitive behavioral strategies, role transition from student to beginning nurse practitioner

● Experiential teaching strategies and the affective domain

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

● Adult Psychiatric Nursing in Acute Care

● Consultation/Liaison Psychiatric Nursing

● Legal consultation and expert witness experience regarding psychiatric nursing standards of care

Selected Publications

Billingsley, S., Collins, A., Miller, M. (2007). Healthy student, healthy nurse: A stress management workshop. Nurse Educator, 32(2), 49-­52.

Current Research

 Research co-­investigator examining nursing students' attitudes about substance abuse and addiction.

 Member of a HRSA grant team incorporating SBIRT training for nursing and social work students.

Courses Taught

● NUR 3015 Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Clinical Faculty for Psychiatric Mental Health Nsg.

● NUR 4050 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing

● NUR 3010 Medical/Surgical Nursing

● NUR 2010 Physical Assessment

● NUR 3020 Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness