Dr. Susan Thornock is a Professor and Chair of the Weber State University (WSU) School of Nursing. She has been an educator at WSU for over 20 years and has served as chair since 2010. She is proud to proclaim her nursing career began at Weber State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Dr. Thornock completed an MS in Nursing Education at the University of Utah, and completed her education with an EdD in Higher Education with emphasis in E-learning from Northcentral University. Her Research included a comparison of Bachelor of Nursing student perception of efficacy in online and blended instructional methods.
Over the years Dr. Thornock has taught med-surg, pharmacology, and capstone courses. Most recently her areas of expertise are best recognized in Theory, Leadership, and Interprofessional Education. She serves on the board of the Nu Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and has served at president of this chapter for the past two years. She is a member of the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders Academic Leadership Council and The Utah Nursing Consortium. She is active on several committees in the School of Nursing, the Dumke College of Health Professions and Weber State University.
From a global aspect, Dr. Thornock has been working with Universities in China and Vietnam and has made several trips to these countries over the past 8 years to share and exchange educational possibilities for nurse educators and nursing students. Weber State University School of Nursing also has educators and students working in Cambodia and Thailand to help incorporate a healthy lifestyle and share knowledge and updated equipment with rural community clinics. Global activities have been in collaboration with collegial interprofessional programs within the Dumke College of Health Professions.