Susan Drummond, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Nursing

Office Phone: (951) 343-4752
E-mail: sdrummond@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Nursing Annex 264
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Nursing Azusa Pacific University 2011
MSN CNS Gerontology California State University at Dominguez Hills 1993
B.S. Nursing California State University at Dominguez Hills 1988
  • Additional Education

    Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Adult), California State University at Los Angeles, 1990

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    * Qualitative Research using Parse Methodology
    * Student Retention & Remediation
    * Gerontology
    * Curriculum Development
    * Grant Writing/Acquisition

  • Teaching Experience

    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT FULLERTON:

    * Faculty lecturer in Gerontology and Nursing Leadership, 1998-2006.

    RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE:

    * Adjunct Professor, 1991-1998
    * Full-time Associate Professor, 1998-2006

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    1993: "The Effect of Humor on Morale in a Skilled Nursing Facility." Master's Thesis.

    2002: PowerPoint presentation to accompany nutrition text F.A. Davis, 2002.

    2007, June: Participated in the Parse Institute of Humanbecoming in Pittsburgh with Dr. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse.

    2008, April. PRESENTER: “Pharmacology and the Elder: Beware and Be Aware!” Third Annual Inland Empire Caregiver Symposium. Sponsored by Dennis M. Sandoval, at California Baptist University. Research conducted 2008-2009.

    2008, November. PRESENTER: "Partnering with your doctor." Alzheimer’s Association Educational event. Sponsored by Dennis M. Sandoval at Calvary Presbyterian Church Riverside, California.

    2008, November 14-16: PRESENTER: The Lived experience of “Struggling through a difficult time:” Rwandan women who survived the genocide: a study using Parse Methodology Emerging Paradoxes. The International Consortium of Parse Scholars 13th Biennial International Conference on Humanbecoming. Pillar & Post Inn & Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

    2008, June: Participated in the Parse Institute of Humanbecoming in Pittsburgh with Dr. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

    2008, August: Participated in global leadership by leading an International Service Project (ISP) team of nursing students to Rwanda to serve in the rural village of Mukoma after intensive training. RESEARCH: Qualitative study using Parse methodology: The universally lived experience of struggling through a difficult time with Rwandan women surviving the genocide.

    2009, April. PRESENTER: “Struggling through a difficult time in women surviving the genocide.” Azusa Pacific University Research Conference.

    2009, April. SELECTED & PARTICIPATED in Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC).

    2009, June: Participated in the Parse Institute of Humanbecoming in Pittsburgh with Dr. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

    2009: August. Faculty presentation on assessment & Overview of work in Rwanda. Faculty Development Workshop California Baptist University.

    2009: PUBLICATION: Oaks, G. & Drummond, S. (2009). Envisioning Human Dignity to enhance practice while journeying with Rwandan women: Student Nurses teaching-learning Parse’s theory of Humanbecoming. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 229.

    2009, August: Participated in global leadership by leading an International Service Project (ISP) team of nursing students to Rwanda to serve in the rural village of Mukoma after intensive training.

    2010: RESEARCH: Qualitative study using Parse methodology: The universally lived experience of feeling overwhelmed in mothers of diabetic children. In data collection. Azusa Pacific University.

    2010, June: Participated in the Parse Institute of Humanbecoming in Pittsburgh with Dr. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

    2010, November 5-6: PRESENTER: Envisioning leading-following with aspiring nursing students. The International Consortium of Parse Scholars 14th Biennial International Conference on Humanbecoming. Pillar & Post Inn & Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP:

    * Bible Study
    * Women's Outreach

  • Community Service & Involvement

    HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP:

    * Bible Study
    * Women's Outreach

  • Interests & Hobbies

    * Community outreach involvement through Bible study group and church
    * International Service Project, Rwanda, Africa, 8/08 and 5/09

  • Personal Philosophy

    I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

    - Phillipians 4:13, NASB

    He has told you, O man, what is good;
    And what does the LORD require of you
    But to do justice, to love kindness,
    And to walk humbly with your God?

    - Micah 6:8, NASB

    Teaching gives meaning to my existence by allowing me to influence the next generation of nurses as I impart my values that I hold as cherished hoping the roots of these values will stay strong in the winds of changes to come in healthcare. These cherished beliefs I desire to impart to the next generation of nurses surround the nurse-person relationship and how a registered nurse should treat their patient. As the nurse provides care, the nurse honors and respects the person who is endowed with dignity and worth; made in the image of God. With a non-judgmental, loving approach the nurse offers service to the patient as they allow them to lead as experts of their own health. I can influence people eternally by exhibiting attributes consistent with my Christian values that may impact the decision of others to have faith in Christ. By treating my students in a Christ-like manner, I honor and respect them as image bearers of God as we co-journey in the teaching-learning process.