Susan Poe, MSN, MBA, RN began her nursing career in 1995 as a second act when she earned her ADN and then 2 years later a BSN from Troy State University. She had previously helped run her father’s company while raising two daughters before pursuing a nursing career. Her areas of clinical expertise are medical -surgical nursing, cardiac care, and nursing leadership. She states that “she always had an interest in leadership” and so earned her MSN at Walden University and her MBA from American Intercontinental University.
Mrs. Poe joined SUNY Delhi in 2009, the online BSN program was in its infancy, not even yet accredited. She was one of four faculty working in the program at that time. The program currently has over 20 + faculty members teaching in the RN-BSN program. She says her most important professional achievement to date is working with and supporting students. She is sensitive regarding how hard it is to be an adult learner with multiple responsibilities on top of going to school. She describes herself as a tough but fair professor. Her career has been dedicated to teaching.
Mrs. Poe has been a member of STTI since 1995. When asked about the qualities of a good leader she responded, “there must be a shared vision, empathy, and an amount of push/pull to move people along.” A strong leader optimally has all these qualities. She is semi- retiring spring 2017. She intends to continue her teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the nursing department. Mrs. Poe looks forward to having more time to enjoy her multiple hobbies of painting, gardening, wood working and playing the piano.