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  Profile

Susan N. Van Cleve, RN, DNP, CRNP
Associate Professor of Nursing (Nursing)
Interim Director, DNP Program (Nursing)
vancleve@rmu.edu
412-397-5440 phone (M)
John Jay 224


Educational Background

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nursing, Robert Morris University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1977
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing, Boston College, 1981

Professional Background

  • June, 2010- present- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Health, Pediatrics South, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2003-2010- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Child Development Unit and Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2003-present- Adjunct Instructor, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Department of Health Promotion and Development University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1993-2003- Instructor and Director, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1995-2003 Core Faculty Member, University, Community, Leaders, and Individuals with Disabilities Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1982-1983- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY
  • 1983-1992 Faculty, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Child Division, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT, 1990-1992- Assistant Professor and Program Director, 1986-1990- Assistant Professor, 1983-1986- Program Instructor
  • 1983-1992- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 1987-1992- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Sexual Abuse Evaluation Program, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 1985-1987- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Pediatric Coordinator, Southeast Asian Refugee Clinic, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 1993-2002- Coordinator and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Evening Continuity Clinic- Primary Care Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Integration of Pediatric Mental Health Care: An Evidence Based Workshop for Primary Care Providers. Burka, S- Principal Investigator. Van Cleve, S, Shafer, S- Co Investigators. Alvin Rogal Research Award in Safety and Quality Improvement Award, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, $10, 000, May 2011-June 2012.
  • Research Interests: Integration of mental health into pediatric primary care. Policy and advocacy regarding the role of the nurse practitioner
  • A Program to Increase Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Knowledge and Skills in the Assessment and Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Mild to Moderate Anxiety and Depression in Children: A Pilot Study. Investigators: Shafer, S, and Van Cleve, S: Kaufmann, J, Co-Investigator. NAPNAP Foundation Research Grant Award, $2,500. June 2008.
  • Children's Mental Health Education Program (CHMEP) for Primary Care Providers. Investigators: Shafer, S, and Van Cleve, S: Kaufmann, J, Co-Investigator. Fine Foundation Grant Award, $10, 000, September, 2009-June 2011.

Publications

  • Van Cleve, S.N. and Cohen, W.I. (2006). Part I: Clinical practice guidelines for children with Down syndrome from birth to 12 years. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20, 47-54.

  • Zimmerman, R. K., Van Cleve, S. N., Medsgar, A., & Raymund, M.E. (2000). Does the vaccines for children program influence pediatric nurse practitioner referral of disadvantaged children to public vaccine clinics?  Maternal Child Health Journal. 4(1) 53-58.

  • Stinchfield, P.A., Garvey, P., Koslap-Petraco, M.B., Pron, A., Thomas, A., & Van Cleve, S. (2000). Childhood Immunization: A Continuing Education Workbook for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. 2nd Edition. NAPNAP. Cherry Hill, NJ.

  • Van Cleve, S.N., & Baldwin, S.E. (1989).  Nursing strategies:  Altered genitourinary function.  In R.L. Foster, M. Hunsberger, & J.J. Anderson (Eds.), Family centered care of children (pp. 1467-1521). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

  • Van Cleve, S.N., Cannon, S., and Cohen, W.I. (2006) Part II: Clinical practice guidelines for adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome: 12-21 years. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20, 198-205. 
  • Nelson, E.W., Van Cleve, S., Swartz, M.K., Kessen, W., & McCarthy, P.L. (1991).  Improving the use of early follow-up care after emergency room visits: A randomized trial. American Journal of Diseases in Children, 145(4), 440-444.

  • Van Cleve, S.N., & Sadler, L.S. (1990).  Adolescent parents and toddlers: Strategies for intervention, Public Health Nursing, 7(1), 22-27.

  • Stinchfield, P.A., Garvey, P., Koslap-Petraco, M.B., Pron, A., Thomas, A., & Van Cleve, S. (1999). Childhood Immunization: A Continuing Education Workbook for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. NAPNAP. Cherry Hill, NJ.

Presentations

  • 2012 - NPs as Key to Integration of Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care. NONPF 38th Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC. April 14, 2012.
  • 2012 - Behavioral and Developmental Screening and the Differential Diagnosis and Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment of ADHD in Primary Care. Van Cleve, S, Shafer, S and Inmann, D. New Frontiers in Child Health: 33rd Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, San Antonio, TX. March 28, 2012.
  • 2012 - Nurse Practitioners: Clinical Excellence for Physical and Mental Health Lunchtime Webinar. Invited Speaker. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Physical Health/Behavioral Health Learning Community. February 16, 2012.
  • 2012 - Integration of Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care Intensive Workshop. Course Director and Speaker. Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA March 2 & 3, 2012.
  • 2012 - Psychopharmacology in Pediatrics. 16th Annual Three Rivers Chapter NAPNAP Winter Pharmacology Symposium. Moon Township, PA. February 3, 2012.
  • 2012 - Update on Issues Affecting Nurse Practitioner Practice. Invited Keynote Speaker. 16th Annual Three Rivers Chapter NAPNAP Winter Pharmacology Symposium. Moon Township, PA. February 3,2012.
  • 2011 - Integration of Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care Intensive Workshop. Course Director and Speaker. Clarion University, Clarion, PA. November 11 & 12, 2011.
  • 2011 - NPs: Leaders for Integration of Mental Health into Pediatric Primary Care Practice. Invited speaker. NAPNAP National Conference, Charting the Course for Advocacy and Innovation, Baltimore, MD March 24, 2011.
  • 2011 - Pediatric Mental Health Program: Integration into Primary Care Intensive Workshop. Course Director and Speaker. Willow Grove, PA. March 11-12, 2011.
  • 2010 - Pediatric Mental Health Program: Integration into Primary Care Intensive Workshop. Course Director and Speaker. Robert Morris University. Moon Township, PA. November 5-6, 2010.
  • 2010 - ADHD Update for School Nurse Practitioners. Invited Speaker. Allegheny County Certified School Nurse Association Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October 9, 2010.
  • 2010 - DNPs: Leaders for Integration of Mental Health into Pediatric Primary Care. Invited Speaker. Third National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference: Innovation and Leadership. San Diego, CA. September 30, 2010.
  • 2010 - ADHD Medications for Children and Adolescents. Invited Speaker. Nurse Practitioner of Southwest Pennsylvania Pharmacology Conference. Pittsburgh, PA March 6, 2010.
  • 2009 - ADHD Medications for Children and Adolescents. Invited Speaker. The Seventh Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Erie, PA. October 24, 2009.
  • 2009 - Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Mental Health Exam: Building an APRN Specialty Certification Program. Nurse Practitioner Meeting, Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Conference. October 3, 2009.
  • 2009 - Intensive Workshop on ADHD, Anxiety and Depression for Nurse Practitioners, Shafer, S and Van Cleve, S. Sponsored by Three Rivers NAPNAP, Moon Township, PA, June 6, 2009.
  • 2009 - Nurse Practitioners: High Quality Care for Children and Adolescents with ADHD, Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care Settings. Shafer, S. and Van Cleve, S. NAPNAP?s 30th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 17, 2009.
  • 2009 - Intensive Workshop on ADHD, Anxiety and Depression for Nurse Practitioners, Shafer, S and Van Cleve, S. Sponsored by Three Rivers NAPNAP, Moon Township, PA, March 6-7, 2009.
  • 2008 - ADHD in Children and Adolescents: Practical Considerations for Nurse practitioners. Invited Speaker. The Sixth Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, State College, PA, November 8, 2008.
  • 2008 - Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome: Update of the Health Guidelines. Invited Speaker. The Sixth Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, State College, PA, November 7, 2008.
  • 2008 - A Program to Increase Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Knowledge and Skills in the Assessment and Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Mild to Moderate Anxiety and Depression in Children: A Pilot Study. Investigators: Shafer, S, and Van Cleve, S: Kaufmann, J, Co-Investigator. Poster. Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA October 6, 2008.
  • 2008 - Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome: Health and Developmental Conditions. Invited Speaker, Nurse Practitioner Association New York State Propelling Health Care Forward Conference, Verona, NY, September 27, 2008.
  • 2008 - Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome: Health and Developmental Conditions. Invited Speaker NAPNAP's 29th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, Nashville, TN, April 15, 2008.
  • 2008 - ADHD Practice Guidelines and Medication Update. 12th Annual Three Rivers NAPNAP Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, February 1, 2008.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Susan


Spring 2015: Doctora
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • NURS9610-B
  • 10:45-01:35 PM RMVan Cleve11 (01/12-05/02/15)2 Seats
  • NURS9620-A
  • -APPTMVan Cleve10 (01/05-05/02/15)14 Seats
  • NURS9620-B
  • 03:15-05:30 PM RMVan Cleve11 (01/12-05/02/15)11 Seats

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