Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Department: Office of the Dean
Susan Kelly-Weeder, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, is dean and professor at The George Washington University School of Nursing. A nationally recognized leader of nurse practitioner (NP) education and scholar of high-risk health behavior clusters in college populations, Dr. Kelly-WeederI has impacted primary care practice, education, and policy through highly successful national and international NP initiatives, including development of the first FNP program in Chile. Her funded scholarship has resulted in publications, presentations, and national service to disseminate an early intervention approach for substance use disorders (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment [SBIRT]). Dr. Kelly-Weeder’s research focuses on the co-occurrence of high risk eating and drinking behaviors. In particular, her work examines the relationship between binge eating, binge drinking and the co-occurrence of these behaviors in college age students.
In her most recent role as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Boston College Connell School of Nursing she led a successful and comprehensive curriculum revision of the graduate APRN programs at Boston College and am currently leading an extensive review of our PhD program. These experiences reinforced the importance of listening, planning, collaboration, compromise and evaluation. Working together with colleagues on these projects has been the foundation for their success. Additionally, in her role as President of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, she led a three-year strategic planning initiative to chart the goals, objectives and strategic priorities for a national organization of NP faculty.
Dr. Kelly-Weeder earned a B.S. in nursing from Simmons College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She maintains a clinical practice in family and college health as a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Dr. Kelly-Weeder is also an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.