Susan Hendricks, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE

Susan Hendricks, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE

Community & Health Systems
Center for Academic Affairs
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 317-274-8010
Nursing 140, Indianapolis


A nurse since 1983, Dr. Hendricks' initial specialization was in community mental health nursing. In 1992, she began teaching undergraduate students at IU Kokomo. This teaching career led her to complete a doctorate focused heavily on education curriculum, research, the collaborative aspects of educational planning, and the adult learner. As an IU faculty member she has served in the tenure track since 1996, focusing on curriculum, evaluation, student success, and the study of innovation in nursing education. In 2012, Dr. Hendricks was awarded the Elizabeth M. Lion Award for Distinguished Service to Indiana University and was a 2012 Fellow of the Executive Leadership Institute at IU. As Sue has matured in the faculty role, she has taken on increasing leadership, serving as the director of evaluation, then later the assistant dean at IU Kokomo. She has chaired the statewide curriculum committee that developed the RN to BSN consortium curriculum and in January 2011, she accepted the role of associate dean for undergraduate programs in the IUSON Core. Dr. Hendricks was a 2010 Fellow of the Leadership for Academic Nursing Programs of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Hendricks has experience with multiple educational practice grants and is stepping further into the research role with her responsibilities at IUPUI. She is the Co-PI on the NEPQR grant funded by HRSA, demonstrating her ability to manage complex grant projects, and serves as an indicator of her management skills working with teams on education related programming. A particular strength she exhibits is in bringing senior and junior faculty together to collaborate on projects that serve us all.

External Funding

5UD7HP26050-03-00 7/01/13-06/30/16 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (NEPQR). The goal of this program is to increase interprofessional collaborative practice. (Co-PI)  

71804-RWJF 09/01/14-08/31/16 Developing Future Nurse Leaders - New Careers in Nursing. The goal of this program is to increase the number of under-represented graduates of the baccalaureate of nursing program. (Co-PI) 

2009, 2010 It's a SNAP! The Science and Nursing Assistance Program: Helping students succeed in challenging coursework to improve retention at IU Kokomo. Sponsored jointly by the Department of Natural, Information, and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Nursing. Degrees of Excellence IU Grant. $19,200 each year. Hendricks, S., & Chauret, C. 

Selected Publications

Hendricks, S. M., Phillips, J. M., Narwold, L., Laux, M., Rouse, S., Dulemba, L., & . . . Halstead, J. A. (2012). Creating tomorrow’s leaders and innovators through an RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing consortium curricular model. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28(3), 163-169. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2011.11.009

Hendricks, S., Taylor, C., Walker, M., & Welch, J. (published ahead of print). Triangulating competencies, concepts, and professional development in curriculum revisions: Rationale and strategies. Nurse Educator.

Hendricks, S., & Krothe, J. (2014). Outcomes and lessons learned regarding the use of interviewing for baccalaureate nursing school admission.  Journal of Professional Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.01.008

Hendricks, S., Wallace, L., Narwold, L., Guy, G., & Wallace, D. (2013). Comparing the effectiveness, practice opportunities, and satisfaction of the preceptored clinical and the small group clinical for nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Hendricks, S., Phillips, J., Narwold, L., Laux, M., Rouse, S., Dulemba, L., Makielski, M., & Halstead, J. (2012). Creating tomorrow's leaders and innovators through an RN to BSN consortium curricular model. Journal of Professional Nursing.