Behavioral Health

Medical School

University of Iowa, Allen College of Nursing, Grandview University,

Graduate School

University of Iowa, Allen College


Broadlawns Medical Center Nurse Practitioner Internship for Mental Health

Board Certifications

Current A-GNP-BC; Pending PMHNP

Clinical Interests/Additional Certifications

Geriatric Mental Health, Inpatient/Outpatient Mental Health, Medical Mental Health,


I started my career as a nurse working on a cardiac floor 25+ years ago. I worked at the bedside and also in leadership roles. My passion for caring for others has grown into a career of providing for others. I have been able to work as a provider in different roles at Broadlawns (BMC) throughout the mental health section for the last eight years. Working as a provider to support the needs of the patients at BMC every day is one of the most rewarding positions to date. I enjoy opportunities in which I can serve on church committees. I am a board member of the Iowa Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and a Nursing Instructor for a college in Iowa. I value and treasure the moments I can spend with my extended family. I have two siblings who live close to me. I love spending time with my sister and her family. My parents are a great joy, my four adult children are special to me, and my grandchildren are a blessing. I enjoy watching my family grow and change. I can attend my grandchildren's sporting and school events. I can enjoy and value my time with my friends in my hometown. We play cards, camp, and enjoy each other's time. In my free time, I relax by watching movies, sewing, listening to music, cooking, attending classic car shows, and furthering my education. I have a passion for Veterans in our communities. I hold respect and admiration for all who have served for our freedom. 

Why I chose Broadlawns 

"Broadlawns is a unique hospital, allowing me, as a provider, the time to care for my patient's needs. It is time to ensure the care given is safe, with the latest scientific evidence. I can offer our patients in the mental health field hope for positive outcomes."
-Susan Wilson

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