Dr. Suzette Farmer holds a PhD in nursing from the University of Utah and has over 25 years of experience in nursing education. She has taught in associate, baccalaureate, and master’s programs at various colleges and universities including: Weber State University; Utah Valley University; Massachusetts College of Health Professions; and Roseman University of Health Sciences. Dr. Farmer’s primary teaching responsibilities have included psychiatric-mental health nursing, leadership, nursing theory, and research. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has served as a Department Chair, Interim Campus Dean, and Associate Dean.
Most recently, Dr. Farmer worked in licensing and regulation of healthcare professions. Her primary duties included working with the Utah State Board of Nursing and management of nursing licensure and disciplinary actions in Utah. She also worked with other health professionals and boards including physical therapy, occupational therapy, certified and direct-entry midwives, athletic trainers, and vocational rehabilitation counselors.
Other professional activities have included serving as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Education and working with the Utah Action Coalition for Health. Dr. Farmer believes in the power and process of accreditation to improve and sustain high quality nursing education. She is excited to be a member of the professional staff at the ACEN and to focus her professional attention on ensuring quality nursing education through the accreditation of nursing education programs.