Suzanne E. Alton, DNPAssociate Professor
MSN Core Track Administrator
School of Nursing
Dr. Suzanne E. Alton is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing (SON) at the University of Texas
Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). She graduated summa cum laude
from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Psychology in 1983,
achieving Phi Beta Kappa membership among other honors. In 1987, Dr.
Alton received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the Montana
State University School of Nursing and was inducted into Sigma Theta
Tau International, an invited nursing honor society. Her educational
background includes a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Sonoma
State University in Rohnert Park, California as a Family Nurse
Practitioner, earned in 1997, and she is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).Dr. Alton received her Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama in 2013.
Dr. Alton’s educational activities at UTMB
include teaching within the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner track and
creating the BSN Pharmacology course. She is an active member of several
SON committees and has served as a taskforce leader for several ad-hoc
committees. Her teaching career began in 1983 when she completed
intensive Peace Corps training in culturally relevant teaching and
taught English as a Foreign Language in Gabon, Africa for two years with
minimal resources. Dr. Alton’s goal for clinical education is to
combine evidence-based best practices with compassionate holistic care.
She is Board Certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse. Dr. Alton
has presented podium and poster presentations at the national
conferences of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Dr. Alton is among the few professionals
recently selected for the inaugural 2014 AANP Future Leaders Program. In
2014 she was selected as the SON candidate for the Josiah Macy Junior
Education Scholarship. Dr. Alton received the Faculty Achievement Award
in the Spring of 2014 and has been chosen to write items for the AANP
National Certification Exam. Dr. Alton served as the Chair of the Faculty Senate for the FY17.