Sue McFarlan | Webster University

Sue McFarlan, DNP

McFarlanVisiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
Browning Hall/ISB 437





Sue McFarlan is a nurse with 33 years of experience in critical care, leadership and, since 2015, education. Her main area of interest is facilitating the development of nursing leadership at all levels. Her goal is to improve patient outcomes, strengthen and empower the nursing profession, and the healthcare system as a whole.

Bedside nursing care drives patient outcomes and the leaders providing management at this level are pivotal in achieving patient outcomes, staff satisfaction, retention, healthy work environments and all organizational outcomes. Sue's interest is in empowering nurses in leadership roles to be innovative and provide evidence-based leadership.

From providing care at the bedside to implementing a Rapid Response Team, and being a nurse leader over several hospital units, Sue has sought to educate and empower nurses to practice to their greatest ability. Sue espouses that mutual respect, knowledge and an environment of collaboration are keys to creating an innovative and healthy nursing workforce.

Sue received the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. Sue has been an assistant professor at Webster University since fall 2015. As a nursing faculty person, she works with nurses taking leadership courses in the RN to BSN and the MSN programs. Sue is very interested in implementing interactive and engaging learning techniques with her students, helping them to apply new knowledge in their practice environments.