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nursing educator

Susan Marguerite Burchiel, American nursing educator. Certified medical-surgical nurse, American Nurses Association, American Heart Association. Kellogg fellow; grantee Federal Nurse Traineeship.


Burchiel, Susan Marguerite was born on December 8, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Robert Catlett and Josephine (Trygstad) Smith.


Diploma, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1976; Bachelor of science in nursing, Mount St. Mary's College, 1981; MSN, Consortium California State University, 1988.


Pediatric staff nurse, St. Johns Hospital, Santa Monica, California Intensive Care Unit staff nurse, University of California at Los Angeles Hospital and Clinics, 1976-1977; staff nurse Intensive Care Unit, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, California, 1978-1981; staff nurse, Sierra Vista Hospital, San Luis Obispo, California, 1981-1983; staff nurse psychiatric center, French Hospital, San Luis Obispo, 1986-1993; staff nurse medical/surgical, DOU staff nurse, Twin Cities Cmty. Hospital, Templeton, California, since 1994. Lecturer California State University Dominquez Hills.

Instructor, nursing division CuestaColl., San Luis Obispo, since 1986, assistant director, 1988-1993. CNA test site coordinator San Luis Obispo County, 1992-1994. Reviewer Addison-Wesley Public, since 1993.


  • Certified medical-surgical nurse, American Nurses Association, American Heart Association.


  • Other Work

    • Contributing author: Addison-Wesley Lab Manual for Nurses, 1996.


Speaker on health careers to teenagers California Youth Authority, since 1995. Member American Nurses Association, California Nurses Association (ADN-Bachelor of science in nursing articulation task force 1989-1991), National Council Licensing Examination for RNs (item writer 1989, 99), Nightingale Honor Society.


Married Richard Earl Burchiel, September 30, 1977. 1 child, Stephanie Evelyn.

Robert Catlett Smith

Josephine (Trygstad) Smith

Richard Earl Burchiel

Stephanie Evelyn Burchiel