Susan Prion

Susan Prion, EdD, RN, CNE, CHSE

Faculty Emeritus

Faculty Emeritus


Susan Prion, EdD, RN, CNE, CHSE is the associate dean of and a professor in the nursing department. She holds baccalaureate degrees in biology and chemistry from Muskingum College and a BS in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of California San Francisco and an MEd in instructional technology from San Jose State University. Professor Prion also holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction.

She is actively engaged in research and peer-reviewed publication about simulation, including safety and harm prevention training, leadership development, team communication behaviors, and identifying critical clinical events for scenario development. A two-time co-recipient of a Debra Spunt Research Minigrant awarded by INACSL, Professor Prion also earned a USF Jesuit Foundation award to fund an exploration of standardized patient training for acting students and a USF faculty grant for a study to describe student behaviors in a clinical setting, compared with a simulation. She is the co-author of over 40 articles in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, in a column titled “Making Sense of Methods and Measurements.”


  • Simulation
  • Instructional technology
  • Multimedia

Research Areas

  • Nursing education
  • Multimedia instruction
  • Assessment and evaluation


  • Interim co-chair, BSN Department
  • Chair, FASONHP
  • Co-chair, Magis Project


  • BS, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio
  • BS Nursing, Case Wester Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • MS Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • MEd, Instructional Technology, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • EdD Curriculum and Instruction, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Awards & Distinctions

  • INACSL Professional Service Award, 2019