Suzette Farmer, PhD
Associate Director

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Suzette FarmerDr. Suzette Farmer joined the NLNAC professional staff in August 2011. In her role as NLNAC Associate Director for Evaluation Processes and Monitoring, Dr. Farmer assists programs with substantive changes, Follow-Up Reports, and other monitoring activities.

Dr. Farmer first graduated from a practical nursing program and continued her education through the completion of associate and baccalaureate degrees in nursing. Her graduate work continued at the University of Utah where she completed a master of science in adult physiological nursing and a PhD in Nursing. Her dissertation topic was the relationship of emotional intelligence to job satisfaction and burnout among newly-licensed nurses.

Dr. Farmer has a diverse clinical background including experience in long-term care, home care, hospice, infection control, psychiatric nursing, and quality and patient safety. She has over 20 years of experience as a nurse educator and has taught in pre-nursing courses, practical nursing, associate degree, generic baccalaureate, RN-to-BSN, and master’s programs. She has taught for Weber State University, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Utah Valley University. Most recently, Dr. Farmer served as the Department Chair of Nursing and Associate Dean for the College of Science and Health at Utah Valley University.

Dr. Farmer has published in the areas of psychiatric nursing, AIDS prevention, and student satisfaction. She has served as a peer reviewer and member of the editorial board for the Journal of Nursing Education. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.