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Susan K. Kutzner

Susan K. Kutzner, American maternal/child nurse, researcher. Registered Nurse, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas; certified CPR instructor; certified licensed advanced nurse practitioner. Grantee Department of Health and Human Services, 1982-1984, United States Public Health Service, 1981, 82, 84, School Nursing University Michigan, 1980, School Graduate Studies, 1984, Rudnick Duncan MacDonald Foundation, Houston.


  • Kutzner, Susan K. was born on November 11, 1951 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Louis J. and Ruth Helen (Petersen) Kutzner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Connecticut, 1973. MSN, University Pennsylvania, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1984.


    • Nurse coordinator obstetrics-gynecology, director Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pennsylvania, 1977-1979. Clinical nurse specialist, private practice, assistant professor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1979-1980, assistant research scientist, 1980-1981, acting project director, 1983-1984. Nurse researcher Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1984-1985.

      Assistant professor nursing division research and doctoral studies Boston University, 1984-1985. Assistant professor University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1985-1987. Director nursing research St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, 1987-1988.

      Associate professor University Texas, 1987-1988. From adjunct professor to research assistant professor department obstetrics-gynecology Baylor College Medicine, since 1987. Private practice obstetrical counseling and education, since 1992.

      Senior research consultant Massachusetts Department Public Health, Boston, 1985-1987. Visiting professor Texas Womans University, Houston, 1988-1991. Consultant Childrens Trust Fund of Austin, Texas, 1988-1989, Centers for Disease Control, 1989-1991, others.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas. Certified CPR instructor. Certified licensed advanced nurse practitioner.


    • Author: (with others) Dissertations Abstracts International, 1984, Psychosocial Dynamics During Pregnancy, 1987, Quantitative and Statistical Methods in Nursing, 1987. Reviewer American Journal Obstetrics / Gynaecology, since 1990, Journal Health and Social Policy, since 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member advisory council, board directors Massachusetts Bay Chapter March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 1985-1987. Member research committee Child Abuse Prevention Council, Houston, 1987-1990, chair, 1989-1990, board directors, 1988-1990, advisory board, since 1990. Member American Public Health Association, Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Purdue Frederick fellow 1981), American Psychological Association, American Society for Psychosomatic Ob-Gyn., American Women in Science (member scholarship committee 1988-1990), Association Professors Gynecology and Obstetrics, Society Research in Child Development, Society for Modeling and Role Modeling, Southern Nursing Research Society, Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development, Sigma Theta Tau (Rho chapter grantee 1982, 83, 84, member small projects grant committee 1981-1982), Tau Pi Upsilon.


    • Married James J. Ferguson III, February 3, 1979. Children: James, Magnus.
    • father: Louis J. Kutzner
    • mother: Ruth Helen (Petersen) Kutzner
    • spouse: James J. Ferguson III
    • children: James Kutzner
    • Magnus Kutzner
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    Born November 11, 1951
    (age 66)