Lacey Named Kitty DeGree Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair in Nursing at ULM
The University of Louisiana at Monroe has selected Susan Lacey, PhD, RN, FAAN to hold the Kitty DeGree Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair in Nursing. Dr. Lacey joined the faculty on March 1st.
Dr. Lacey has served in leadership roles in nursing education for 26 years. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Lacey served as Professor of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing. Over her career, she also has served as Director of Patient Care Services Research at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and National Director of the Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Texas School of Nursing in Austin, with a concentration in High Risk Perinatal Nursing, and her PhD in Family Life Education and Consultation at Kansas State University. Her dissertation: Personal and Professional Consequences of Healthcare Restructuring on the Registered Nurse: A qualitative and quantitative study, was funded, in part, by the Kansas Nurses Association.
Among Dr. Lacey’s professional honors, the American Academy of Nursing selected her in 2015 as an Edge Runner in recognition of her successful and sustained body of work associated with the Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future (PIN) Grant from RWJ and Northwest Foundations and adopted by AACN-Critical Care as a national program. She has served on the Fellow’s Selection Committee of the American Academy of Nursing since 2015.